Chongqing skywalk

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Located in Longgang National Geological Park in southwestern China’s Chongqing Municipality, the Yuanduan skywalk opened on April 26. The horseshoe-shaped, glass-floored bridge extends out 87½ feet from a cliff edge 2,350 feet above the valley floor. 

Yuanduan is slightly longer than the Grand Canyon Skywalk in Arizona but only a little more than half as high. Officials say the bridge can withstand an 8.0-magnitude earthquake or a level-14 typhoon and can hold 200 people safely, though, for comfort, only 30 people will be allowed at any one time. 

The park entrance is on Yun­qing Road, off of route S305, in the Yunyang district. For a visit of 30 minutes maximum, a ticket can be bought on site and costs CNY60 (near $9.70).

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Located in Longgang National Geological Park in southwestern China’s Chongqing Municipality, the Yuanduan skywalk opened on April 26. The horseshoe-shaped, glass-floored bridge extends out 87½ feet from a cliff edge 2,350 feet above the valley floor. 

Yuanduan is slightly longer than the Grand Canyon Skywalk in Arizona but only a little more than half as high. Officials say the bridge can withstand an 8.0-magnitude earthquake or a level-14 typhoon and can hold 200 people safely, though, for comfort, only 30 people will be allowed at any one time. 

The park entrance is on Yun­qing Road, off of route S305, in the Yunyang district. For a visit of 30 minutes maximum, a ticket can be bought on site and costs CNY60 (near $9.70).