A PSA to all tourists with a death wish: China’s highest cableway is shutting down, slightly diminishing the country’s growing collection of terrifying attractions.
The Yinggeliu cableway spans the Jinsha River in southern Sichuan province, helping locals to slowly shuffle their way across a canyon aboard a rickety-looking gondola, hundreds of meters above the ground.
They are going to replace it with a boring bridge down river.
The cableway was built back in 1999 to help residents of rural Liangshan County cross the Jinsha to neighboring Yunnan province, cutting down the trip from a full day to only a few pulse-pounding minutes.
Cableways like this used to be a common way for residents to get from place to place in mountainous Yunnan province, but recently local governments have been replacing them with less perilous means of travel.
However, the bridge over the Jinsha won’t be completed until the end of the year, and isn’t expected to open until next May. So, our more adventurous readers will want to hurry over soon, while they still have the time.
Come one, come all. Just not all at once.
[Images via ChinaNews]
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