To anyone contemplateing a trip overseas please take note that my visa is no longer
valid , therefore I'll be unable to go with you to ENJOY this great siteseeing trip until
further notice due to a Headache . Have a good trip and enjoy.
I HOPE THE CHINESE DIDN'T TAKE ANY SHORT CUTS IN BUILDING THIS!!(YOU WOULD HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF THAT QUESTION, AYE?)
closing my eyes! lol
China's newest tourist attraction... a glass-bottomed walkway around the cliff....
Brave tourists looking to test their nerves have flocked to China to walk across a dazzling glass bridge suspended from the cliff.
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.
Dazzling: A glass path suspended on a cliff face has been built on the side of the Tianmen Mountain in China
Don't look down: A brave tourist walks along the glass path that was built of the side of a cliff 4,700 ft above sea level on Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie , ChinaThe 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.
The 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.
Stunning: The skywalk offers breathtaking views across the Hunan Province for those brave enough to attempt to cross the bridgeSituated 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 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.
Not so high spec: Workers built a 3 ft-wide plank road on the side of Shifou Mountain , in Hunan Province , China earlier this year.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 1.8 miles making it China 's longest sightseeing path.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Posted by andjoh at 10:50 AM