Longgang Viewing Platform

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Longgang Viewing Platform
云阳龙缸悬挑玻璃景观廊桥
Yunyang, Chongqing, China
558 feet high / 170 meters high
70 foot span / 21 meter span
2015

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One of the highest and most spectacular of China’s many viewing platforms, the Longgang overlook has U-shaped steel box beams that support glass panels allowing for a vertiginous view of the 600+ meter drop to the Shisun River. Despite the obvious similarities to the Grand Canyon Skywalk in Arizona, the owners gave their skywalk shape an extra inside curve giving the path an S-shape. The cantilevered section is 21 meters with the total length extending about 27 meters.

The Longgang viewing platform vertical drop from the platform tip is 170 meters to the talus slope directly below but the elevationa difference is reportedly 718 meters with the platform at 1123 meters above sea level and the river surface at 405 meters though the river surface is hidden beneath a reservoir.

A gondola was built to descend down to the bottom of the river canyon where there is an elevated cliffwalk as well as a floating riverwalk but as of 2018 guests were still not permitted to go down to the river and the gondola remains closed.

A spectacular cave is also worth visiting complete with colorful lighting effects within several large rooms of stalagmites and stalactites.


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BASE jumpers Miles Daisher and Xu Kai leap from the platform in 2015.


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Longgang Viewing Platform satellite image.


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Longgang Viewing Platform location map.


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