Tiantangzhai Cliffwalk

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Tiantangzhai Cliffwalk
天堂寨玻璃栈道
Tiantangzhaizhen, Hubei, China
(476) feet high / (145) meters high
6 foot span / 2 meter span
2016?

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Located in Eastern Hubei Province, the Tiantangzhai Cliffwalk is one of China's largest elevated walkway tourism sites with over 4 kilometers of winding paths situated in two different mountain locations several kilometers apart.

The main cliffwalk group is located upon the second highest peak of the Dabie Mountains on the border between Hubei and Anhui Province where the elevation rises to 1,729.13 meters (5,673 feet) above sea level. Much of the concrete cantilevered walk is covered in glass.

A more recent addition to the cliffwalk is a 145 meter tall elevator that allows tourists a quick lift up and out of one of the river valleys. The steel truss structure is an interesting bit of engineering but it does make one wonder why China does not have more mountain funiculars that are well suited to steep slopes and blend more easily into the environment.

The north group of cliffwalks is located along a section of the Linan River gorge.


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The 145 meter tall Tiantangzhai elevator.


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Tiantangzhai Cliffwalk satellite image.


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Tiantangzhai satellite image with approximate location of the elevator.


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Tiantangzhai satellite image of the Linan River gorge cliffwalks.


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Tiantangzhai Cliffwalk location map.


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