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At 228 feet, this glass skywalk in China is the longest on this planet. See pics

The cantilevered glass skywalk at the Ordovician park in Wansheng, China, stretches almost 70m from a sheer cliff face in southwest Chongqing, offering visitors a vertigo-inducing view of the ground some 123 metres below.

travel Updated: Jul 04, 2017 11:53 IST
A couple walks on a glass-bottomed skywalk, certified as the world's longest, at the Ordovician park in Wansheng, China.
A couple walks on a glass-bottomed skywalk, certified as the world's longest, at the Ordovician park in Wansheng, China. (AFP/Fred Dufour)

Suspended more than 120 metres (400 feet) above a gaping chasm, the world’s longest cantilevered glass skywalk is delighting and terrifying visitors in China.

Guinness World Records certified the bridge in southwest Chongqing province as the longest cantilevered glass-bottomed skywalk on April 2, measuring at 69.6 metres (228 feet). (AFP/Fred Dufour)

The v-shaped walkway stretches almost 70 metres from a sheer cliff face in southwest Chongqing, offering intrepid tourists a vertigo-inducing view of the ground some 123 metres below.

Tourists look on from the skywalk and take photos. (AFP/Fred Dufour)

No more than 30 people are allowed on the skywalk at any one time. While some pause to pose for photos, others find it all a little too much to cope with, and grip the handrail with both hands as they inch along the walkway.

Hovering more than 100 metres (328 feet) above a gaping chasm, the skywalk has set a record in China while delighting and terrifying visitors. (AFP/Fred Dufour)

The structure at the Ordovician park in Wansheng, which is held up by thick cables, was certified earlier this year by Guinness World Records as being the longest of its type anywhere on the planet.

A tourist poses while walking on the skywalk. (AFP/Fred Dufour)

Similar glass-bottomed constructions have become popular attractions at scenic parks in China. Last year, a 430-metre-long, 300-metre-high glass bridge opened in central Hunan province. It temporarily closed after being overwhelmed by crowds.

No more than 30 people are allowed on the skywalk at any one time. (AFP/Fred Dufour)
The v-shaped walkway stretches almost 70 metres from a sheer cliff face in southwest Chongqing. (AFP/Fred Dufour)
Similar glass-bottomed constructions have become popular attractions at scenic parks in China. (AFP/Fred Dufour)
The view of the Ordovician park from the skywalk. (AFP/Fred Dufour)

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