Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Terrifying Path

Don't look down! The terrifyingsee-through path stuck to a Chinese cliff-face 4,000ft above a rocky ravine
It is certainly not a path for the faint-hearted.
On one side a sheer rock face, on the other a 4,000ft drop - andall to separate the brave traveller from a deadly plunge is a 3ft-wide, 2.5inthick walkway. And if that is not enough to bring terror into the pit of yourstomach, the path running alongside a Chinese mountainside is made out ofglass, allowing a crystal-clear view of where one false step can take you. Soit was perhaps understandable that this woman tackled the walkway by stickingas close to the cliff as possible, feeling her way along with tentative steps. Theskywalk is situated 4,700ft above sea level on the side of theTianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, China.   The 200ft long bridge joinsthe west cliff at the Yunmeng Fairy Summit, the summit of Tianmen Mountainand Zhang Jiajie. And it would appear to be too scary for the cleaners - touristsare asked to put on shoe covers before passing to help keep the path clean. Thepathway, built earlier in the summer echoes the glass-bottomed walkway at theGrand Canyon in the U.S.The 70ft bridge is 4,000ft above the natural wonder andallows tourists to look through 2.5in of crystal-clear glass to the Canyonfloor below. The Tianmen mountain, literally translated as Heavenly GateMountain is so called because of a huge natural cave that occurs halfway up tothe summit. Situated in the Hunan Province, Its highest peak is around5,000ft above sea level and it is home to a wealth of rare species of plants Afour-mile-long cable car was constructed in the park, which is said to be thelongest of the same type in the world. And no matter how terrifying the glass walkway may be - it canonly be an improvement from another sky high mountain walkway located in thesame province. The Shifou Mountain, located 82 miles away, offers sightseers a3ft-wide road made of wooden planks thousands of feet high. When finished thewooden 'road' - which is the width of a dinner table - will stretch for1.8miles making it China's longest sightseeing path.

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