The world’s longest glass bridge has been opened. But it is only for the brave.
Vietnam’s Bach Long pedestrian Bridge – whose name means “white dragon”It measures 632m (2.073ft), and 150m (492ft), above a large jungle.
The bridge’s floor is made of French-produced tempered glasses, which can support up to 450 people.
Tourists can also enjoy stunning views of the landscape from the glass floor, even if they have to walk a long distance.
“When standing on the bridge, travellers will be able to admire the beauty of nature,”Hoang Manh Duy, a representative for the bridge operator, said.
Vietnam’s third-largest glass bridge is Bach Long, according to Bui Van Thach, a local official. He hopes it will encourage more tourists in the area.
Guinness World Records officials are expected to confirm the claim next month.
It is said to be the longest-spanning glass-bottomed bridge on the planet, surpassing Guangdong’s 526-metre structure.
After two years of Covid shutting downs that effectively evicted almost all foreign tourists, Vietnamese tourism chiefs want to attract visitors back.
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The country lifted the quarantine of international visitors and permitted UK holidaymakers to resume visa-free travel for 15 days.
And the new bridge doesn’t seem to be the most frightening in the entire world.
China’s newest ‘bending’ bridge was built at 100m (392ft). Many thought it was insane.
In 2020, a 1,692ft see-through-bottomed bridge opened in Portugal last year.
The bridge suspends 575ft above the ground and has a drop into the river and cliffs below. It is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge anywhere in the world.
And in 2018, China opened a £15bn bridge stretching 34 miles from Hong Kong to Macau – which is the longest sea-crossing ever built.