Don’t look down! Chinese tourists struggle to walk along the terrifying glass-bottomed passage at 2,300 feet high
If heights aren’t your thing then it’s perhaps best not to take a trip to this tourist attraction in China’s Liaoning province.
Images have emerged of tourists struggling to walk along a glass walkway about 2,300 feet high on a mountain on April 6 outside of the city of Dandong.
The see-through passage, called ‘Sky Road’, is located on the side of Fenghuang Mountain and is billed as the the only attraction of its kind in north-east China.
The stomach-churning cliff path, which measures 137 feet in length, connects two popular scenic spots on Fenghuang Mountain and was first opened to the public in 2013, according to an earlier report on People’s Daily Online.
In September 2014, construction on the second phase of the walkway started. A glass-bottomed balcony, which measures 26 feet wide and 13 feet deep, was added to the side of the existing path.
No more than 20 people are allowed on the thrilling walk at any one time.
In recent years, glass-bottomed walkways have become incredibly popular for Chinese thrill-seekers.
Steve, York, United Kingdom, 11 hours ago
The longest glass bottomed bridge in Zhangjiajie was closed when we were there in December. No reason was given, but then I don’t understand mandarin too well. I was able to photograph it from below though, which didn’t quite make up for not walking on the bridge. Lovely area and many places to see in this area, including the inspiration for the film Avatar.
release_the_kraken, Townsville, 14 hours ago
No problem with walking on strengthened glass like that. I would be more worried about the standards and safety checks applied to the materials and construction in China.