China Opens Mile-High Glass Skywalk And Just Looking At The Photos Will Terrify You

Try not to get scared when you look at these photos.

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China is a worthy competitor for having the best of the best in many aspects, and now having one of the tallest glass skywalks is one way they are stepping up their tourist game.

The walkway opened in on the side of Tianmen mountain in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park at the beginning of August this year. Photos have emerged of people casually looking over the side and using selfie sticks to take memorable snaps. The walkway is 4,700 feet high, which is only 500 feet short of being a mile high.

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Credit: BBC

The new skywalk isn’t the only new tourist attraction to open in the area recently; in the same month, they also opened the world’s tallest and longest glass bridge over a steep canyon in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. The canyon is said to have inspired the scenery in the movie Avatar.  The bridge hovers over a 984-foot vertical drop and spans across 1,410-feet.

Unfortunately, the new bridge closed after being open for two weeks because of the need for “urgent maintenance.” Though it’s apparently not cracked or broken, the maintenance was necessary to accommodate the huge influx of visitors.

View the photos below to see the stunning scenery and terrifying heights.

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Credit: BBC

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