Is this the most terrifying walkway you’ve seen? Drone footage shows tourists walking carefully on a glass platform that sticks out from a cliff face 980ft above the ground
- The A-shaped attraction extends a staggering 228 feet from the rock in China
- Footage shows visitors moving around cautiously on the see-through platform
- It was the world’s longest cantilevered glass-bottomed walkway when it opened
- But the safety standards of China’s glass-bottomed sites have caused concerns
New footage of Chinese tourists moving around cautiously on a terrifying glass-bottomed observation deck has emerged.
The A-shaped, see-through platform protrudes from a cliff face at more than 300 metres (984 feet) above the ground.
Situated in south-western China, the £4.5million attraction extends a staggering 69.6 metres (228 feet) from the rock, providing exhilarating views towards the valley underneath.
The A-shaped deck is suspended more than 984 feet above the ground in Chongqing, China
It extends a staggering 228 feet from the rock, providing visitors with exhilarating views
New footage shows Chinese tourists moving around cautiously on the glass-bottomed path
The thrilling footbridge is part of the Wansheng Ordovician Theme Park in Chongqing, a municipality with nearly 30million people.
Since its opening in April 2017, it has welcomed more than six million visitors, according to the theme park.
The company had spent one year and around 40million yuan (£4.5 million) constructing the eye-catching site.
The thrilling footbridge is part of the Wansheng Ordovician Theme Park in Chongqing, China
Tourists post for pictures while standing on the vertigo-inducing, £4.5million tourist attraction
When the platform opened, it was the world’s longest cantilevered glass-bottomed walkway
The walkway’s total length is nearly 200 metres (656 feet), and no more than 30 visitors are allowed to stand on the bridge at any one time.
When the observation deck opened, it was accredited by Guinness World Records as the world’s longest cantilevered glass-bottomed walkway.
But it was beaten by another similar structure in China last September. The current record-holder sticks out 91.806 metres (300 feet) from a cliff face and is situated in the province of Guizhou in southern China.
Tourists look on from the terrifying glass-bottomed skywalk in Chongqing on June 1, 2017
Glass-bottomed attractions are extremely popular in China, but the low safety standards of some of them have sparked concerns among the public. The picture shows the deck in 2017
See-through walkways have been cropping up all across China in the past few years.
They are usually built by the local authorities as a way to attract tourists to the area.
These attractions come in the form of a bridge, a cliff-side passage or an observation deck.
However, the low safety standards of some of them have sparked concerns among the public.
On Wednesday, an accident at a giant glass-bottomed slide left one person dead and many injured.
Social media footage shows dozens of people lying on the floor and waiting for medical attention (left) at the foot of a glass slide (right) following an accident in China on Wednesday
Trending footage shows dozens of people lying on the ground following the accident at a £19million scenic spot in Liaoning Province yesterday.
The operator of the slide said heavy rain ‘suddenly’ occurred while the tourists were using the track, leading them to glide down ‘too fast’ and collide into one another.
Before this week’s tragedy, two people had died while visiting glass attractions in China since 2017.
There were around 2,300 glass-bottomed bridges across China as of last year, according to a tourism industry tracker.