Don't look down: Glass bot­tom sky­walk thrills in China

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Sus­pended more than 120 me­ters (400 feet) above a gap­ing chasm, the world's long­est can­tilevered glass sky­walk is de­light­ing and ter­ri­fy­ing vis­i­tors in China. The v-shaped walk­way stretches al­most 70 me­ters from a sheer cliff face in south­west Chongqing, of­fer­ing in­trepid tourists a vertigo-in­duc­ing view of the ground some 123 me­ters be­low.

No more than 30 peo­ple are al­lowed on the sky­walk at any one time. While some pause to pose for pho­tos, oth­ers find it all a lit­tle too much to cope with, and grip the handrail with both hands as they inch along the walk­way. The struc­ture at the Or­dovi­cian park in Wan­sheng, which is held up by thick ca­bles, was cer­ti­fied ear­lier this year by Guin­ness World Records as be­ing the long­est of its type any­where on the planet. Sim­i­lar glass-bot­tomed con­struc­tions have be­come pop­u­lar at­trac­tions at scenic parks in China. Last year, a 430-me­tre-long, 300-me­tre-high glass bridge opened in cen­tral Hu­nan prov­ince. It tem­po­rar­ily closed af­ter be­ing over­whelmed by crowds. — AFP

In this photo tourists look on from a glass-bot­tomed sky­walk, cer­ti­fied as the world's long­est, at the Or­dovi­cian park in Wan­sheng. — AFP pho­tos

A tourist poses with stand­ing on a glass-bot­tomed sky­walk.

A tourist walks on a glass-bot­tomed sky­walk.

Tourists look on and take pho­tos while stand­ing on a glass-bot­tomed sky­walk, cer­ti­fied as the world's long­est.

Tourists look on from a glass-bot­tomed sky­walk.

A cou­ple walks on a glass-bot­tomed sky­walk.

A view of the Or­dovi­cian park is seen from a glass-bot­tomed sky­walk.

Tourists walk across a glass-bot­tomed sky­walk.

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