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Glass bridge stokes excitement among tourists

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-10-08 10:29
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As Li Li stepped on the glass bridge in the Cangshan Mountain tourist resort, the sound of shattered glass caused her to scream.

"I could feel my adrenaline running, and I felt dizzy," she said.

The glass bridge is one of the highlights of the tourist area tucked away in north China's Shanxi province. Touted by local authorities as a "5D glass bridge," it attracted quite a few visitors during the seven-day National Day holiday, which ends Sunday.

Different from typical glass bridges, this one in Cangshan Mountain can simulate different scenes such as "a sea of flowers" and "a blue sea," besides glass shattering.

"This bridge is 168 meters long, and the highest part of the bridge floor is 108 meters from the valley," said a tourist staff. "It is made of hundreds of transparent glass bricks and it employs 5D technology."

Similar bridges have popped up in China's tourist attractions in recent years.

Earlier this year, a glass bridge called "Flying Dragon in the Sky" was opened in Marenqifeng tourist area in Wuhu City, in East China's Anhui province. The management of the tourist area touted it as a "skyhigh" high-tech glass bridge that "combines cultural elements and a unique experience." A dragon made of fiber reinforced plastics stands at both ends of the bridge, and smoke can billow from their mouths.

Videos recording tourists walking on the glass bridges also go viral on the internet, with many of them crying, laughing and lying on the bridges, refusing to walk on.

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