Top 9 Glass Bridges in China - Most Beautiful & Thrilling Sky Walks

With the list of China’s top 9 glass bridges, this article uncovers several of the world’s most beautiful, yet most terrifying and scariest sky walks, which are definitely new great ideas for those looking for thrills and adventures in China.

The glass bridges are creatively designed and offering breathtaking views. It can be a glass suspension bridge overlooking a lush forest wreathed with mist, a perfectly transparent glass bridge hanging over a steep grand canyon, or a glass-bottom bridge that surprisingly combines with spectacular musical waterfall.

Zhangjaijie Glass Bridge (张家界玻璃桥) or named Yuntiandu Glass Bridge

Location: Zhangjaijie Grand Canyon, Sanguansi Tujia Ethnic Village, Cili County, Zhangjaijie

With a length of 536 meters and a width of 6 meters, Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge is a large valley suspension bridge, and famous both at home and abroad for setting many world records for glass Bridges when it was built.

Yuntiandu is the landscape bridge of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. In addition to the sky walk function, it also features a bungee, a swing, a zipline, a runway, a wire walking and other thrilling experiences.

It is definitely suggested to put it on your Zhangjiajie tours, if you are eager for thrills. 

  • 3 Days Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Tour with Glass Bridge
  • Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

    Tianmenshan Sky Walk in Zhangjiajie (张家界天门山玻璃栈道)

    Location: Tianmenshan National Forest Park, Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province

    The Coiling Dragon Cliff Skywalk of Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie has made its fame for years, and a must-have thrill for an Zhangjaijie adventure. The glass sky walk is 100 meters (328 feet) long, 1.6 meters (5 feet) wide, and around 1,430 meters (4,700 feet) above sea level. It is comparable to the world-renowned "Sky Road" -- the glass corridor of the Grand Canyon in the United States, and thus has the reputation of "Eastern Sky Road" 

    Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain sky walk

    Shenzhen Guangming Glass Suspension Bridge (深圳光明悬浮玻璃桥) – Shinning in the Night

    Location: Dadingling Greenway, Guangming District, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province

    For many, Shenzhen is a beautiful, comfortable, convenient metropolis, but there are not many experiences considered to be thrilling. Good news is that now you have the amazing glass suspension bridge embedded in the Dadingling Greenway in Guangming District. The bridge is composed of three rings, of simple and clean geometric shapes. The diameters of the rings are 50 meters, 30 meters and 20 meters respectively, which are suspending in the air dozens of meters above the ground in the forest. Standing on the bridge, you can enjoy an uninterrupted view the City of Light.

    It is so thrilling and exciting to walk on the bridge. moreover, you can even ride a bicycle on it!

    The most amazing thing is the technology applied on the glass suspension bridge -- it is covered with solar panels that absorb the sunlight during the day and light up the whole bridge instantly when night falls.

    Shenzhen Glass Bridge

    Ruyi Glass Bridge in Shenxianju Scenic Area (神仙居如意桥) – Erecting up High in the Clouds

    Location: Shenxianju Scenic Area, Taizhou City, Zhejiang Province

    This arched-steel-structure glass bridge, rigid and soft, integrated with nature and mountains, just looks like a jade ruyi in the sky, a fairy's cloth, or a scepter. When the transparent glass bottom makes people quake, the magnificent natural beauty completely soothes you mentally.

    The main body of Ruyi Bridge is shaped by flexible lines of the main and secondary arches, connected by steel cables, forming a sky eye in the middle, echoing the undulating mountains. The bridge foundation relies on the rock mass on both sides, and is connected with the reinforced concrete anchor to form a whole with the bedrock on both sides.

    The bridge deck pavement is composed of steel grille, wood board, sticky stone and transparent glass, and the guardrails are made of stainless steel wire mesh, which not only ensures the passage of all tourists, but also provides fabulous, clear and shocking sightseeing experience.

    Ruyi Glass Bridge in Zhejiang

    Qingyuan Yuntian Boba Glass Bridge (清远云天玻霸) – A Combo of Glass Viewing Platform, Sky Walk & Glass Bridge for Viewing Waterfall 

    Location: Gulongxia Original Ecological Tourism Area, Sankeng Beach, Qingxin District, Qignyuan City

    It is the first of its kind in the world, as a super cool “glass combination”. With a total length of 1,314 meters, the glass viewing platform, glass sky walk & glass bridge with views of waterfall lies on the same plane, and as long as you stand on any one of the three, you can see the other two. It takes about 45 minutes to walk all the way.

    The suspended glass bridge is located at the top of the Great Waterfall. The platform is 202 meters long and the suspended span is 72 meters, which is 3.5 times of the U-shaped bridge in the Grand Canyon of Colorado in the United States. It uses three layers of super transparent glass with a total of 4.5 centimeters, making it one of the thickest plank glass bridges in the world at present. Besides, the ultra-white glass has a light transmitability of 99.15%.

    On one of the platforms of the glass walkway, special effects such as "sound, light and electricity" are installed to create fabulous effects such as "smoke blowing" and "rosy gallery bridge". And the "glass bridge cracking" effect makes you feel the glass bridge breaking!! Look down, and so scary!

     Yuntian Boba Glass Bridge

     Yuntian Boba Glass Bridge break

    Cloud (云端) - U-shaped Glass Skywalk in Chongqing

    Location: Longgang Scenic Area, Yunyang County, Chongqing

    Built on a cliff 1,010 meters above sea level, the glass bridge has its cantilever 26.68 meters long. The bridge is 718 meters above the ground, and the walkway is 3.4 meters wide and 50 meters long. It is the world's longest cantilever glass bridge, and 5.34 meters longer than the Grand Canyon glass cantilever bridge in the United States.

    The unique landform has been favored by many top extreme sports masters at home and abroad. In 2015, Miles Daishery, the world's best low altitude skydiver jumped from the bridge. On April 9, 2016, Zhang Shupeng, Asia's most famous wingsuit flyer, jumped from a helicopter at an altitude of 2,100 meters and dived into the Cloud Glass Bridge. On April 26, 2016, the world's highest standard low altitude skydiving competition was held on the bridge, top athletes from more than 10 countries competed and had their shows there.

    Chongqing U-shape Glass Bridge

    Qingchuan Glass Bridge in Huangchuan Three Gorges Scenic Area (湟川三峡擎天玻璃桥) – Typical Chinese Style

    Location: Lianzhou City, Qingyuan City, Guangdong Province

    Huangchuan Three Gorges is known as "Lingnan Poetry and painting Corridor". The glass bridge spans the steep cliffs of Huangchuan Three Gorges, overlooking the largest waterfall group in north Guangdong. This sky walk has a clear width of 8.8 m and the bridge level is 201m, and it is crowned as the "longest Glass-paved suspension bridge" in the Guinness World Record for its 526.14 m glass length.

    The entire bridge is paved with three layers of 4.5cm thick ultra-white laminated tempered glass, which has a light transmittance of 99.15%, giving the bridge deck a crystal luster, ultra clear brightness and ultra high refractive index of light. With the vertical circular arc stainless steel guardrail on both sides of the bridge, as well as the eye-catching Chinese red of the bridge tower and main cable, the glass bridge blends perfectly the modern structure and classic Chinese style.

    Walking the glass bridge in the sky, one will tremble with fear, but the scenery is absolutely gorgeous. More surprisingly, vehicles can run on it! 

    Guangdong Qingchuan Glass Bridge

    Qingchuan Glass Bridge Guangdong

    Tianmen Glass Corridor (广东天门玻璃悬廊) - Set Sound & Light Effect, Glass Bridge and Waterfall in one

    Location: Huang Teng Gorge Ecological Tourism Area, Qingyuan City, Guangdong

    A UFO-shaped glass bridge in Guangdong, and one of the glass bridges near Guangzhou, Tianmen Glass Corridor has its outermost part standing above the drift channel and is 500 meters above the ground, equivalent to the height of a 166-story building. Tourists who board this sky walk, set foot on the transparent glass, can have a clear aerial view the gorge down on the bottom. On the north side, you can enjoy the original canyon scenery, on the south side, you can enjoy the skyline of Qingyuan city, and on the west side, you can see the brilliant sunset.

    In addition to the excitement and thrills, Tianmen Glass Corridor also blends some new elements - the ring-shaped musical waterfall, located just under the 500-meters-high ring-shaped hanging corridor, is 168 meters in circumference, and known as the world's largest ring-shaped musical waterfall. It is installed with 450 nozzles and 450 solenoid valves. When the nozzle and solenoid valve open, the waterfall slowly shows.

    Guangdong Tianmen Glass Corridor

    Tianyundu Glass Suspension Bridge in Guangdong Xiatianxia Scenic Area (广东峡天下天云渡玻璃吊桥) - the Bridge of Magpies above cloud

    Location: Guangdongxia Tianxia Scenic Area, Qingyuan City, Guangdong Province

    With a span length of 588 meters and a height difference of 488 meters, Tianyundu glass suspension bridge connects the bright top at one end and the ethereal peak at the other. It is often hidden or visible in the sea of clouds, just like the legendary bridge of magpies in the sky.

    Tianyundu Glass Suspension Bridge near Guangzhou

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