China’s insane obsession with glass bridges, walkways and viewing platforms is well-documented. But now, may we introduce to you, the glass slide:
This massive see-through slide is located at the Dayudu Yellow River Scenic Area near Yuncheng city in southern Shanxi province. It promises courageous tourists a wild 500-meter-long ride that will take them down 100 meters in no time. The slide started trial operations on Friday, meaning that it should be open to the general public soon.
If you’re looking for less of a thrill, there are still plenty of old favorite to keep you occupied at the Shanxi scenic area, including a 60-meter-long glass-bottomed bridge, as well as a 420-square-meter viewing platform.
The slide is just the latest creation in a high-stakes game of one-upmanship being played by scenic areas around the country who are continually at work building more and more insane walkways to thrill and terrifying their guests. Earlier this month, a scenic spot outside of Chongqing opened a bridge off the side of a cliff where visitors (attached to a safety wire) have to jump from plank to plank.
[Images via ChinaNews]
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