China: Skywalk at 4,700 ft above sea level on Tianmen Mountain
Tourists looking to test their nerves can choose to go to China to walk across a dazzling glass bridge suspended from a cliff face.
The oriental Skywalk is situated 4,700 ft 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 passing.
The 200 ft long bridge joins the west cliff at the Yunmeng Fairy Summit, the summit of Tianmen Mountain and Zhang Jiajie.
The pathway, built earlier in the summer echoes the glass-bottomed walkway at the Grand Canyon in the U.S.
Grand Canyon walkway is a 70 ft bridge is 4,000 ft above the natural wonder and allows tourists to look through 2.5 in 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.
Situated in the Hunan Province, Its highest peak is around 5,000 ft above sea level and it is home to a wealth of rare species of plants.
A 4-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.
The Shifou Mountain located 82 miles away in Hunan Province offers sightseers a 3 ft-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 1.8 miles making it China’s longest sightseeing path.