4700 ft high Glass Sky Walk in Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie Hunan, China

Published on January 18, 2012   ·   1 Comment

China’s newest tourist spot is a glass-bottomed walkway around the cliff face of the Tianmen Mountain, 4,000 ft above sea level, at Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province

China’s newest tourist attraction … a glass-bottomed walkway around a cliff face.

Brave tourists looking to test their nerves have flocked to China to walk across this dazzling glass bridge suspended from a cliff face.

The oriental Sky Walk is situated 4,700ft above sea level on the side of the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, China. 

In order to keep the glass path clean, tourists are asked to put on shoe covers before walking.

Dazzling: A glass path suspended on a cliff face has been built on the side of the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hunan,  China

 

 

 

 

Don’t look down: A brave tourist walks along the glass path that was built on the side of a cliff, 4,700ft above sea level, on Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China

The 200ft long bridge joins the west cliff at the Yunmeng Fairy Summit, the summit of Tianmen Mountain and Zhangjiajie.

The pathway, built earlier in the summer echoes the glass-bottomed walkway at the Grand Canyon in the U.S.

The 70ft bridge is 4,000ft above the natural wonder and allows tourists to look through 2.5in of crystal-clear glass to the Canyon floor below.

The Tianmen mountain, literally translated as Heavenly Gate Mountain is so called because of a huge natural cave that occurs halfway up to the summit.

Stunning: The skywalk offers breathtaking views across the Hunan Province for those brave enough to attempt to cross the bridge

Situated in the Hunan Province, its highest peak is around 5,000ft above sea level and it is home to a wealth of rare species of plants.

A four-mile-long cable car was constructed in the park, which is said to be the longest of the same type in the world.

The futuristic glass walkway is a marked upgrade from another sky high mountain walkway located in the same province.

  • For comparison:

The Shifou Mountain located 82 miles away in Hunan Province offers sightseers a 3ft-wide road made of wooden planks thousands of feet high.

When finished the ‘road’ – which is the width of a dinner table – will stretch for 1.8miles making it China’s longest sightseeing path.

Not so high spec: Workers built a 3ft-wide plank road on the side of Shifou Mountain, in Hunan Province, China earlier this year

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