|Type Ferris wheel|
|Height 160 m|
|Location Nanchang, Jiangxi, China|
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The Star of Nanchang (Chinese: 南昌之星 or Chinese: 南昌之星摩天轮) is a 160-metre (525 ft) tall giant Ferris wheel located in the eastern Chinese city of Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi Province.
The Star of Nanchang opened for business in May 2006, having cost 57 million yuan (roughly $7.3 million) to build. Formerly the world's tallest Ferris wheel, it was succeeded by the 165-metre (541 ft) Singapore Flyer which officially opened to the public on March 1, 2008.
The Star of Nanchang has 60 enclosed air-conditioned gondolas, each carrying up to 8 passengers, for a maximum capacity of 480 passengers. A single rotation takes approximately 30 minutes; the slow rotation speed allows passengers to embark and disembark without the wheel having to stop turning.