Anyone afraid of heights should just run away now. But if you’re the type of person who has a bucket list that includes visits to thrilling places like the Sydney Tower Eye in Australia or the Aiguille du Midi Skywalk in Chamonix, France, you’ll want to add China’s new attraction to your wishlist.
Introducing the sky bridge and platform in Hebei’s Mount Langya, a.k.a. a long bridge and platform combo in China that gives us the shakes just from looking at it.
To say it looks terrifying is a complete understatement.
The attraction sits roughly 450 metres above the jagged gorge below (that’s only seven metres shorter than the total height of the CN Tower), and it takes about three hours to reach from a cable car by hiking. Since it opened last month, the spot has been a solid destination for thrill seekers around the world, despite only being able to hold 200 people at a time.
And trust us, with a bridge like this, you want to stick to the weight limit.
If you can get past your fears, the platform definitely allows for a unique, one-of-a-kind view of the natural forest and conservation area below. You’ll also be able to see a cave full of stalactites and stalagmites roughly halfway up the mountain. If you can see past the crowd, that is.
This isn’t the first time a glass bridge in China has caused a huge rush of travellers; the country also happens to be home to what was the world’s longest and highest glass bridge at the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. When that opened last year, it stretched 426 metres across and sat nearly 304 metres above the ground.
To prove it was safe, people took sledgehammers to it and someone even drove an SUV across it. Of course that was before the thing was forced to close down in September when too many people began flocking there to visit.
Let’s just hope that won’t be the case with this bridge… at least not before you can get there! And judging by the video above, it could take a while even to build up the nerve to go.