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Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

Also known as Yuntiandu Glass Bridge, Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge in China is the longest and highest glass bridge in the world. This bridge stretches over the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, and the two ends connect the cliffs, presenting an awe-inspiring view. In a word, Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge is a must-visit attraction on your Zhangjiajie tours, and never miss the exciting bungee jumping there.

Overview of Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge is the first cross-canyon glass bridge that adopts a cable-stayed structure, advanced composite materials, and seismic reduction technology to make it stable. Besides, the glasses applied are tested to be safe enough.

The construction of Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge was started in 2014 by a group of talented engineers, of whom the average age was 28 at that time. They conquered many difficulties, including the complicated terrain, materials selection, wind resistance, and more. Finally, this glass-bottomed bridge in Zhangjiajie was completed in August 2016.

Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge Facts

  • Location: South of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in Zhangguansi Town, Cili County, Zhangjiajie City, Hunan Province
  • Length: 536 meters (1758 feet)
  • Span: 430 meters (1,410 feet)
  • Width: 6 meters (20 feet)
  • Height: 300 meters (984 feet)
  • Start date of construction: November 14, 2014
  • Completion date:August 20, 2016
  • Opening Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Ticket:CNY 178 per person (including entrance fees for Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge and Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon)

What to See and Do on Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

Marvel at the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

As the longest and highest glass bridge in the world, the glass bridge greets tourists with a glass-bottomed and transparent skywalk and charming views. Standing on the bridge, you will marvel at the stunning scenery of the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. Visit there after the rain, you will find that walking on Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge is like walking in the sky with the clouds and mists surrounding you.

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Bungee Jump from Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

In the middle of the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge seats one of the world’s largest and highest bungee jump platforms, which is 260 meters high, and one needs to be brave enough to stand there. After you get ready, you will free-fall to the 60-meter sky in 5 seconds and then rebound several times, which is really exhilarating. By the way, if it’s your first time to try bungee jumping on your travel to Zhangjiajie, just follow the coach’s words, be brave, and the experience must be unforgettable.

Take Breathtaking Photos

Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge in China is a skywalk hanging in the air with mountains and forests surrounding it, which makes it a great place for photography. Standing up high on the glass bridge, you will have a bird’s eye view of the grand canyon, and don’t hesitate to take pictures of it. Besides, take thrilling photos of yourself when touring Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, and it must be a beautiful memory on your Zhangjiajie tours.

Glass Bridge

Explore Other Attractions in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

Except for Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, there are many other attractions in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. You can experience the sightseeing elevator, hike the board walkway, take a boat ride on Rainbow Lake, and marvel at the magnificent waterfalls. Besides, you can also try other exciting projects there, such as zip lining and sliding.

How to Tour Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

There are overall three routes to explore Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, and Route B is perfect and recommended to tour the glass bridge.

Route B: Entrance – Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge – East Bridge Experience Center – (Enjoying Flying VR – Zip Lining – A Strip of Sky Slideway) or (Enjoying Flying VR – Sightseeing Elevator – Treasure Hunt Elevator – Sculptural Elevator or Wuwangpo Slideway) – Rainbow Square – Dark Cave – Shenquan Lake Cruise – Exit

It takes about 4 hours to explore Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge. You can book a ticket in advance if you choose Route B, as there are several tourism projects. Just note that this is a one-way tour. If you store your luggage at the entrance, you need to take a shuttle bus to the entrance after your tour to get back your luggage. By the way, you can choose to descend by elevator or slideway.

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Tips for Touring Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

  • You can take a cell phone and a small bag with you. Pets, cups, cameras, iPads, and other electronics are not allowed when touring Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge.
  • The scenic area offers luggage storage services at the entrance. The fee varies depending on the size of your luggage. Generally, CNY 5 will be charged for a small one and CNY 10 for a large one.
  • Keep an eye on the weather. If it is too bad, the bridge may be closed.
  • Make sure your body and mind are in good condition for walking on the glass bridge.
Glass Bridge in Zhangjiajie
Glass Bridge

How to Get to Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

As Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge is located in the south Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, you need to get to Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon first. Take a plane or train to Zhangjiajie, and then make your way to Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station and take a bus to Wulingyuan Bus Station. From there, take a bus to Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge.

What’s more, if you want to travel to Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge after you tour Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, you can take a bus to Wulingyuan Bus Station and then shift to a bus toward Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon.

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Attractions nearby Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

  • Yellow Dragon Cave:Located 17 kilometers from Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, this area is a marvelous spectacle of karst landform in Zhangjiajie. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with numerous stalactites and stalagmites of different sizes and shapes.
  • Tianzi Mountain:Featuring huge rock formations and stone pillars, this is one of the best places to appreciate the scenery in Zhangjiajie for its terrain. You can visit there after you tour Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge.
  • Suoxi Valley:Located in the northeast of the Wulingyuan scenic area, this place greets visitors with stunning scenery. Besides, the mountains and rivers there are always covered by the cloud and mist, which creates a beautiful picture.
  • Zhangjiajie National Forest Park:Located near Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is the first national forest park in China, and it is home to sky-piercing mountains and peaks of different shapes. Famous sites such as Golden Whip Stream and Yuanjiajie are significant parts of it.

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