Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Cliffwalk

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Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Cliffwalk
张家界大峡谷栈道
Sanguansixiang, Hunan, China
(328) feet high / (100) meters high
6 foot span / 2 meter span
2017

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Although Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon is far more famous for the soaring glass bridge that floats more then 250 meters above the deep gorge, the park's cliffwalk is a major tourist attraction in its own right and one of the highest in China.

Once visitors cross the great glass bridge they can descend down along the cantilevered cliffwalks that hug the edge of the east canyon wall. The path eventually leads to a mountain elevator where you can descend all the way to the bottom of the gorge.

In addition to the World's Largest Glass Bridge, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon offers an entire days worth of outdoor activities and sites including the glass bridge visitor center, bungy jumping, swing jumping, a mountain slide, waterfalls, caves, a smaller low level glass bridge, zip lines, hiking paths, a boat ride and more!


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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The east jump platform will have a decelerator fall that is less intense and more controlled then a bungy fall.


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The west jump platform will have the World's Highest Bungy Jump of approximately 250 meters.


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A series of switchback stairs descend down into the grandest part of the canyon. Image by Richard Scott.


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To make the descent even more fun, the owners built a smooth stone marble slide down the canyon. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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White gloves allow riders to brake themselves along the the edges of the trough. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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A view of the bridge crossing site from the river. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Richard Scott.


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Image by Richard Scott.


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Completed in 2011, this small glass bridge was a trial run for the giant bridge that opened in 2016. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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A food stand along the river trail. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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The trail continues on through a large cave. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by John Morrison.


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A classic footbridge crosses over a cave creek along the trail. Image by John Morrison.


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Image by Richard Scott.


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At the end of the trail a boat takes visitors across a huge man-made lake that was created by the park's chief engineer ZhiDong Chen. Image by Richard Scott.


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Image by Richard Scott.


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With a can-do spirit and an inventive imagination, Mr. ZhiDong Chen has turned the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon into a major scenic destination where unique surprises await visitors around ever corner. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon gift shop. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon reception center. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Footbridge satellite image from early 2015 during construction of the towers and anchorages.


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Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon satellite image showing the blue lake visible near the top and the glass bridge under construction near the bottom.


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Early satellite view several years before construction began with the bridge location pasted into the image.


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Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Footbridge location map.


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