China’s Giant Glass-Bottom Sightseeing Platform Opens

Sited at 400 metres above the ground, China’s glass-bottom platform is not for the faint-hearted.

The towering edifice is located above Shilin Gorge on the outskirts of the capital, Beijing.

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Billed by its makers as the largest glass sightseeing platform in the world, it consists of a walkway and a circular viewing platform. It has an area of 415 square meters and hangs at a dazzling height from the foot of the cliff.

Since the opening of the platform, it has attracted a large number of tourists from all over the world.

Given the breathtaking and fascinating view from on high, the platform affords the taking of scenic photographs, selfies, as well as the shooting of unique videos.

Feedbacks from visitors to the platform reported in the press include:

“When I first got up here it really was quite scary because this must be a few hundred metres high and it’s a completely transparent walkway. Also, the wind is quite strong up here, so it feels really scary and exciting.”

“I’m scared, I don’t dare to look down, I’m just looking straight ahead, I’m just keeping a grip on the railing as I walk.”

Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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