China Unveils Longest, Possibly Craziest, Skywalk in the World
Image via YouTube
China seems to have set the bar as far as ludicrous skywalks that dazzle captivated tourists.
For the rest of the world, you have been put on notice. You will have to go longer if you want to usurp what seems like a relatively short jaunt into Vertigoville.
WPXI reports the installation is to open this weekend and allows up to 30 visitors at a time to walk on what is said to be the longest skywalk in the world.
Of course, the fact that should give you the chills is that only 30 people will be allowed out onto the skywalk at any one time.
We hate to be visitor No. 30 to test this monstrosity’s mettle. In fact, we say images from afar suffice. And to that end we look to a CCTV YouTube video that highlights the amazing attraction:
The report delivers some staggering details, such as the cantilever extending a whopping 85 feet out over a Longgang cliff.
As the report states, it surpasses the skywalk at the Grand Canyon by 15 feet. But when you consider that you are standing extremely high in the air in both cases we say it’s a small case of splitting hairs.
As for the skywalk in Chongqing, China, the edifice, via WPXI, is 5,000 feet above the ground, assuring that a brief glimpse down will cause sudden onset flop sweat.
Now if you want to see more images of the attraction, The Daily Mail previously reported on the deck.
That report, however, states the skywalk is actually 4,000 feet above sea level with the vantage of a full 2,350 feet below.
So there is a bit of conjecture as to exactly how high you are when you cautiously traipse onto this new structure.
And, because numbers are always entertaining, the Daily Mail’s report states the outcrop sticks out 90 feet, not 85, away from the cliff, which is roughly 90 feet farther than we would ever want to be from terra firma.
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