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A Glass Walkway 4000 Feet High

Thursday 12.01.2011 , Posted by

Floating far above the ground, tacked to the side of a sheer rock wall, a glass walkway towers over clouds below. Located in China’s Tianmen Mountain National Park , the translucent floor sits at a vertigo inducing height of 4691 feet, giving visitors a spectacular view below their feet. The path winds around the mountain for nearly 200 feet and as you can see in the video below, it features a red carpet treatment on each visit. Not for the faint of heart.

The walkway has been compared to the Grand Canyons recently built Skywalk, which juts out from the side of the canyon wall. For more information about China’s incredibly beautiful Tianmen mountain, see the chinese/english site


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Written by Benjamin Starr

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  1. I would not be able to walk on that. No way.

  2. Scary. Really scary, but beautiful.

    Curiosity kills the cat, you know ;)

  3. im freaked out just looking at it! fortunately – or unfortunately as the case maybe – they hadn’t finished building the glass walkway when i was there last – phew!

  4. …and that glass walkway is “Made In China” I presume?

  5. A masterful piece of engineering and something realy well done and well thought out. I would love to see this in real life. I can asure you that i would walk it more than once and take photo’s like crazy.
    LOVE IT AL THE WAY. Congratulations to the Chinese people for erecting such a beautifull walkway, and i wish them success with this project as a tourism attraction, may millions visit here.

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