Now here is another superlative achievement ready-made for China. Zhangjiajie, one of the most popular scenic national parks located in the Hunan province of the country is all ready to open the world’s highest and longest bridge with a glass bottom in the month of July.
This bridge was recognized in the year 1982 as the first national forest with an area of 4,810 ha. This park is part of the much larger Wulingyuan Scenic Area which was recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most notable features of the park are the pillar-like formations which are present throughout the park.
One of the quartz-sandstone pillars in the park of 1,080 meters was officially renamed “Avatar Hallelujah Mountain” in the honor of the film Avatar in 2010 January as photographs of Zhangjiajie represented the Hallelujah Mountain.
Spanning between the two cliffs in the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Area, this bridge will stretch nearly 430 meters in length along with 6 meters or 20 feet wide hanging over a 300 meters vertical drop.
This bridge if compared to the Grand Canyon Skywalk in the United States is 21 meters in length standing nearly 219 meters above the canyon floor.
This skywalk of Zhangjiajie will offer the opportunity to indulge in the world’s highest bungee jump stealing this acclamation from Macau Tower’s 233 meter.
So what are you waiting for, get ready to visit and plan an adventurous trip to Zhangjiajie which have been the inspiration behind the beautiful planet Pandora in the movie Avatar.