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Bailong Elevator – the Tallest and Fastest Elevator in the World

Located in Yuanjiajie of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, the Bailong Elevator is the tallest outdoor elevator and one of the most creative elevators in the world. It is a perfect combination of nature and human activity. It has shortened the time for people to shuttle between the ground and the mountaintop and made it possible for tourists to discover attractions like the Enchanting Platform, the Hallelujah Mountains, and the World’s No.1 Bridge.

Bailong Elevator Facts

  • Location: East of Yuanjiajiein Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie City
  • Opening hours: 08:00-18:00
  • Running height: 326 meters
  • Duration: 66 seconds for the elevator (more time required for queuing)
  • Start date: 1999
  • Completion date: 2002
  • Best time to visit: Spring and Autumn
  • Ticket price: CNY 65 per person
Zhangjiajie Bailong Elevator
Bailong Elevator

Construction of Bailong Elevator

Bailong Elevator is magnificent with a vertical elevation difference of 335 meters. It was initially constructed to release the pressure of the hotels on the mountains and allow tourists to tour the mountains and stay at hotels elsewhere. The main equipment of the Bailong Elevator was produced by Rangger Elevator Company from Germany, and they adopted a design of a double-deck fully-exposed sightseeing elevator with three of its kind running side by side.

Bailong Elevator is composed of a 154-meter vertical shaft inside the cliff and a 172-meter steel structured shaft attached to the mountain, which makes it safe enough to carry passengers. Some people may be curious about Bailong Elevator deaths. In fact, it hasn’t caused any deaths since its completion and operation in April 2002.

Why Visit Bailong Elevator

  • Bailong Elevatoris the world’s tallest elevator and has set three Guinness World Records for its double-deck full-exposure design, largest loading capacity, and fastest speed of its kind. Therefore, it is worth a visit.
  • It is a time-saving elevator and it takes you from the ground to the mountaintop or vice versa in 66 seconds. If you are tired of climbing mountains for 3 hours, take theBailong Elevator.
  • It offers an opportunity for you to overlook the stunning scenery of Yuanjiajie Scenic Areafrom a different angle, which cannot be missed.
Yuanjiajie Bailong Elevator
Bailong Elevator the highest outdoor elevator in the world

Things to Do in Bailong Elevator

Experience the Thrilling Bailong Elevator

Bailong Elevator in China runs 326 meters high at a speed of 5 meters per second. It must be a thrilling experience for you to ascend from the ground to the mountaintop in 66 seconds. While descending by Bailong Elevator is much more exhilarating as you will feel weightless. In other words, you are suggested to take the elevator one way up rather than down on your tours of Zhangjiajie.

Marvel at the Stunning Views

You can marvel at the beautiful sight from the inside of Bailong Elevator as you take it, especially when the Spirit Soldiers’ Gathering appears suddenly in front of your eyes. The well-arranged peak forests and peculiar mountains of different appearances show the forces of nature, which are magnificent.

Take Breathtaking Photos

There is no doubt that Bailong Elevator is a good place for photography. It takes you to observe the peaks closely and presents the most spectacular and towering quartz-sandstone pillars next to you. Hence, you can take breathtaking pictures of them from a different angle.

Best Time to Visit Bailong Elevator

As Bailong Elevator is located in the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, the best time to visit there is in Spring or Autumn when the climate is mild and the scenery is pleasant. The weather in summer is too hot for one to take an outdoor elevator, and it’s too cold in winter and the elevator might be suspended due to bad weather, so avoid getting there in these two seasons.

How to Get to Bailong Elevator

Bailong Elevator is located in Yuanjiajie of Wulingyuan Scenic Area, so you need to get to Wulingyuan first. Go to Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station and take a bus to Wulingyuan. It costs CNY 13 and the bus departs every 10 minutes from 7:00 to 17:30. If you travel to Zhangjiajie by train and find yourself at Zhangjiajie West Railway Station, you can take a direct bus to Wulingyuan, which costs CNY 10.

Once you arrive at the scenic area, make your way to the east gate Wujiayu Ticket Station as it is the nearest one to Bailong Elevator of Zhangjiajie. After you enter the scenic area, find a sightseeing bus at the right hand of the entrance, then take a sightseeing bus to visit the Bailong Elevator. Remember do not get off at other stations like Golden Whip Stream, which is distant from the elevator.

Tips for Visiting Bailong Elevator

  1. The journey from bottom to up is more recommended, as you can see the stunning scenery of Yuanjiajie.
  2. Visiting there in slack season in case of a long queue. Also, in the morning, there are fewer crowds.
  3. Bailong Elevatormay be suspended for bad weather, so keep an eye on the weather before you go.
  4. If you want to capture videos and take photos of Bailong Elevator, make your way to the Fields in the Air ofTianzi Mountain, as it is the best place to admire the running Bailong Elevator.

Attractions nearby Bailong Elevator

  • Hallelujah Mountains:Formerly known as Sky Column, this scenic spot is located in Yuanjiajie near Bailong Elevator, and it was the shooting place of the floating Hallelujah Mountains in the film “”
  • Yuanjiajie: This is a must-visit attraction on your Zhangjiajie tours, and it greets visitors with spectacular peaks, grand valleys, lush forests, and numerous quartz-sandstone
  • Tianzi Mountain:It is a highlight of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area and a great place for visitors to admire the workmanship of nature. Tianzi Mountain mainly features four wonders, including cloud and mist, moonlight night, twilight, and snow in winter.
  • Golden Whip Stream:Located near Bailong Elevator, this scenic spot is recognized as a gallery of natural landscapes. Besides, it’s a good place for hikers, and you can hike along the stream to admire the beautiful scenery.

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