CHINA | Let’s people walk on a sheer cliff face
A new glass skywalk has opened up in China’s Hunan province that allows tourists to walk along a sheer cliff face, seemingly supported by nothing at all. The 100 meter (328 feet) long Coiling Dragon Cliff skywalk wraps around the side of Tianmen Mountain, and is about 1.6 meters (5.2 feet) wide. The attraction opened Monday, and while some visitors clung tightly to the side of the mountain, others strolled right up to the railing, selfie sticks raised high, for a once-in-a-lifetime shot.
From the walkway, sitting at 4,600 feet above sea level, visitors can see Tongtian Avenue below, a winding mountain road with exactly 99 turns that snaked up the side of the peak. The mountain is just one of several stunning natural features in China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. The attraction is the third of its kind in the Tianmen Mountain Scenic Area. The Coiling Dragon path was once completely built of wood, but was recently converted to a glass bottom for a more dramatic view.
This isn’t the first dramatic glass-bottomed attraction to be built in China recently. Elsewhere in the park, the world’s longest and highest glass bridge is currently wrapping up construction. The bridge will connect both sides of the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, allowing visitors to view the stunning natural landscape from 984 feet above the ground. Though the bridge was originally planned to open in May, it’s currently been delayed.