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China reaches new heights with glass bridges

Author: Staff Reporter Updated: 10:01 22-03-2017

Remember that glass bridge that China built as a tourist attraction? Well, the Asian country has done it again, this time with a massive observation deck to boot.

According to Mashable, a glass bridge and round observation deck have been built on Mount Langya in Hebei Province.

A video by People’s Daily, a Chinese publication, shows visitors wandering around the 466m2 deck, hovering precariously above a spine-chilling 450m drop.

The mountain was already a popular attraction before the addition. Travel & Leisure reports that it lies within a forest conservation area, with gorgeous views and an intriguing cave.

Mashable adds that getting to the bridge is no walk-in-the-park, with the hike taking around 40 minutes – and that’s after you’ve used the cable car.

China, of course, is already home to the world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge, which was put to the test by sledgehammers and a two-tonne SUV last year.

If vertigo hasn’t gotten the better of you just yet, check out this video of Chinese tourists having a hard time getting across the record-breaker:

Published: 12:45 20-03-2017

Posted by on March 20, 2017.

Categories: Beyond SA, Travel

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