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China inaugurates the longest glass bottom bridge in the world
The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened on Sunday in China's spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains -- the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar. (Photo: AP)
The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened on Sunday in China's spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains -- the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar. (Photo: AP)
Some 430 metres (1,400 feet) long and suspended 300 metres above the earth, the bridge spans the canyon between two mountain cliffs in Zhangjiajie park in China's central Hunan province. (Photo: AP)
Some 430 metres (1,400 feet) long and suspended 300 metres above the earth, the bridge spans the canyon between two mountain cliffs in Zhangjiajie park in China's central Hunan province. (Photo: AP)
Six metres wide and made of some 99 panels of clear glass, the bridge can carry up to 800 people at the same time. (Photo: AP)
Six metres wide and made of some 99 panels of clear glass, the bridge can carry up to 800 people at the same time. (Photo: AP)
Tourists can walk across the bridge, designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, and the more adventurous will be able to bungee jump or ride a zip line. (Photo: AP)
Tourists can walk across the bridge, designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, and the more adventurous will be able to bungee jump or ride a zip line. (Photo: AP)
Only 8,000 people each day will be allowed to cross the bridge and tourists will have to book their tickets a day in advance, at a cost of 138 yuan ($20). (Photo: AFP)
Only 8,000 people each day will be allowed to cross the bridge and tourists will have to book their tickets a day in advance, at a cost of 138 yuan ($20). (Photo: AFP)
Cameras and selfie sticks are banned, and people wearing stilettos will not be allowed to walk on the bridge. (Photo: AP)
Cameras and selfie sticks are banned, and people wearing stilettos will not be allowed to walk on the bridge. (Photo: AP)
Local authorities have said that one of the summits in Zhangjiajie Park inspired the floating mountain which appears in the American blockbuster Avatar. (Photo: AP)
Local authorities have said that one of the summits in Zhangjiajie Park inspired the floating mountain which appears in the American blockbuster Avatar. (Photo: AP)