Advertisement

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Scary moments at the world's highest and longest Glass bridge

Posted by Anup Baral June 26, 2017 :
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge (also called Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, 29.399469°N 110.698372°E) is a bridge located in Zhangjiajie, China, above the Wulingyuan area. The bridge, built as an attraction for tourists, is glass-bottomed and is transparent.

It is the longest and tallest glass bottomed bridge in the world. The bridge, opened to the public on 20 August 2016, measures 530 metres in total length and 6 metres in breadth, and is suspended about 260 metres above the ground. The bridge spans the canyon between two mountain cliffs in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China's central Hunan province. As per the design, the bridge can carry up to 8000 visitors at a time. The bridge was designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan. To build the bridge, engineers erected 4 support pillars on the edges of the walls of the canyon. The bridge is made of a steel frame with more than 120 glass panels. Each of these panels is 3-layered and is a 2-inch-thick slab of tempered glass. There are 3 long swings attached to the underside of the bridge. Also there is a provision for making an 870-foot bungee-jump. This is considered to be highest such jump in the world.

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.