How Far would you go for a Great View?
If you’re looking for some adrenaline pumping excitement on your next trip, then China should definitely be top of your list – as long as you’re not too afraid of heights.
The Yunding Building in Liuzhou city (South China) has built a 682 foot long glass walkway around its 76th Floor, nearly 1,000 feet above the ground, which is now open to the public. The walk way has no hand rail and is only 4.9 feet wide, so anyone brave enough to step out must wear a harness and be accompanied by safety instructors.
Although this may sound terrifying, brave tourists will be rewarded by stunning views of the surrounding city and buildings, plus a fantastic photo opportunity. Many pictures have already surfaced of grounds standing right on the edge of the platform, only supported by their harnesses.
China is becoming famous for its glass walk ways, with four similar designs around the country – the first being in Guangxi. They have also built a glass path on the side of Yuntai Mountain, 3,500 foot in the air, for tourists to explore.
After opening in September, the tourist attraction quickly came under fire, when a pane smashed under a tourist’s foot. Reports said the pathway shook and then one pane of reinforced glass smashed, leaving everyone on the bridge petrified for their lives.
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