The Great Wheel of China This impressive new attraction will reach about 682 feet into the sky—do you dare take a ride? Budget Travel Tuesday, Nov 6, 2007, 12:55 PM Budget Travel LLC, 2016

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The Great Wheel of China

Set to debut in 2009, the Beijing Great Wheel (see the computer-generated image above) will reach about 682 feet into the sky. The Ferris wheel will have 48 air conditioned observation capsules, each of which can carry up to 40 passengers, according to a Reuters news report. Prices haven't been set, but officials were suggesting 6 yuan, or about 80 cents, per person.

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