There are places in this world that are still incredible enough to inspire a sense of wonder and amazement. Whether its beautiful scenery in a stunning piece of nature or a skillfully designed piece of architecture, the human sense of beauty can be evoked in us when we least expect it.
One bridge in China combines natural beauty with architectural prowess.
Many of us search out those incredible moments where we feel small in the big world around us. That stunning moment of beauty. For some, the best place to look may be a bridge in China! Featured on Amazing Places, one bridge defies all odds.
This isn’t the bridge for those afraid of heights!
Stretching 430 meters across (over four and a half football fields) and standing 300 meters high, this is the longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge in the world. If you are someone who isn’t too fond of heights, this may not be the place to hang out!
The bridge is located in Zhangjiajie, a city in Chinas Hunan Province.
The Hunan province is a mountainous region of China known for its incredible views and rare wildlife.
Hunan is a landlocked province in the south-central part of the country, surrounded by mountains, with the fertile Yangtze River to the north. This is picture-book rural China, a major agricultural centre for thousands of years, growing rice, tea, and oranges. These days they’re even producing their own wine and the food is spicy. [Travel Magazine]
With this bridge stretching across a valley, you get to see that beauty from a birds-eye view.
Situated across a lush, green valley, the bridge spans two slopes known as the Avatar Mountains. When standing in the middle, you can see the abundant greenery and natural beauty all around you.
Don’t worry, it’s safe!
One of the most popular questions that people are sure to ask is “IS THIS THIS SAFE??”. The answer seems to be yes! It was designed to hold 800 people at the same time. Each glass panel is made with three layers of special glass to help support, even in the case of one cracking.
Even with the assurance of the engineers, some people still needed convincing.
Since some people need to see to believe (no blame!), the government had some special testing done to make sure the public knew it was safe. They had a group of people stand on the bridge while a team of sledgehammer holding men went to town on the glass panels. Everything went perfectly.
People love to come and experience the one of a kind bridge.
Whether its someone who simply wants an unhindered view of the mountains around them or an adrenaline rush from looking in the glass below, this bridge can provide. While some enjoy it more than others, it is definitely something worth checking off of a bucket list while traveling one day.
For some, it just wasn’t the right time.
While it is beautiful for some, it is terrifying for others. Beauty must truly be in the eyes of the beholder!
Check out the video below of this incredible bridge!
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