Vietnam on Friday unveiled the world’s longest glass-bottomed bridge, dangling 150 metres (490 feet) over a beautiful jungle in northwest Son La province, as a new attraction for travellers with a mind for heights (who aren’t frightened of heights).
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VIDEO: Don't look down! Vietnam launches a new attraction for tourists with a head for heights, with the opening of a glass-bottomed bridge suspended 150 metres (490 feet) above a lush jungle pic.twitter.com/OjYHoG0gxk
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Bach Long, which means “White Dragon” in French, is the name of the bridge, which is made of tempered glass created in France. The bridge offers a breathtaking view of the lush vegetation in the canyon below. Also see: Man Breaks Guinness Record by Climbing 100 Stairs in 53 Seconds While Balancing Brother on His Head
According to sources, the bridge’s overall length is 632 metres (690 yards). According to AFP, the bridge twists past steep cliffs before traversing a spectacular valley between two hills.
The bridge’s floor is made of tempered glass developed in France and is capable of supporting up to 450 passengers at a time. Tourists may enjoy a breathtaking view of the lush flora below. “Travelers will be able to observe the beauty of nature while standing on the bridge,” said Hoang Manh Duy, a spokesman of the bridge’s operator, according to the news agency.
It is the world’s longest glass-bottomed bridge, according to the business, surpassing a 526-meter construction in Guangdong, China.