Would you walk on a transparent glass walkway that is stretching around a cliff and hovers some 1,402 metres above ground? If your answer is yes, we’ve got the perfect location for you.
China has introduced another glass skywalk in Hunan’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, this time with the 100-metre long “Coiling Dragon Cliff (盘龙崖)” skywalk. It opened on Monday (1st August) to the public, and has since garnered some attention on social media for its beautiful yet terrifying view.
“Coiling Dragon Cliff” is the 3rd glass skywalk in the Southern province, and it overlooks Tongtian Avenue, “a mountain road with 99 turns that snakes up Tianmen Mountain”. It measures 1.6 metres wide and is only around 6 centimetres thick, according to Chinese reports.
In several photos circulating on the interwebs, quite an amount of tourists can be seen walking on the tourist attraction. But that’s not what’s notable about the photos. The thing that caught our attention was the varying degree of enthusiasm by the visitors. Some of them were clinging on to dear life by standing as close as possible to the cliff; some were seen crawling their way through the walk (this could probably be our reaction); some took the mandatory selfie shots; while the more fearless ones were just standing at the edge of the attraction trying to retain the breathtaking view to mind.
Netizens’ reaction to the newly-opened skywalk also differ, with some commenting that they would gladly try out the walk and others flatly refusing to even get near the place.
A Facebook user commented, “Never in a thousand years. There are plenty of beautiful places to visit with fantastic scenery….Why put yourself through this scary walk,” and well, we’re not trying to discredit the beauty of the place, but we really agree with the “scary walk” part. While majority of commenters wanted to avoid the walk, those who weren’t scaredy cats (like us) vowed to visit the place no matter what, with many of them tagging their friends in a bid to invite them for an adventure.
We are sure that the structure is stable, and no doubt, it would be a mind-blowing experience and would make a perfect Facebook or Instagram photo, but we’re not sure if we would risk our sanity over it ?
Would you take on the challenge, though? Tell us what you think in the comments box below!