While some Chinese tourists are using the Spring Festival break to relax on the beaches of Sanya, some true thrill-seekers are flocking to Hunan to walk across a glass-bottomed bridge, 400 at a time.
In just one day, the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park in Pingjiang County has welcomed 15,000 visitors to walk across China’s first high-altitude suspension bridge made of glass.
The 300-meter long bridge was opened last fall, spanning the gap between two cliffs. It’s 180 meters to the ground below.
China News reports that safety regulations limit the number of tourists on the bridge at the same time to 400. Tourists were forced to wait a while in line before summoning up the courage to stroll across to the other side. Apparently unworried by reports from last October of a newly-opened glass-bottomed bridge cracking in Henan.
If you would rather spend your break at hellishly crowded places closer to ground level, here are a few recommendations:
[Images via China News]