Glass bridge opens to visitors in south China's Guangdong
Updated 19:54, 17-Jan-2019
CGTN

A 218-meter-long glass bridge in Baojing Palace of Yingde, a county-level city in south China's Guangdong Province, opened to tourists on January 16. It is the first glass bridge in the province that is built over karst landscapes and a swan lake.

Baojing Palace, meaning the palace of treasures and crystals in Chinese, is one of the oldest tourist attractions open to the public in Guangdong with a history of 35 years. It is renowned for its breathtaking scenery of karst caves that attract millions.

The glass bridge in Baojing Palace of Yingde City, Guangdong Province, south China. /VCG Photo 

The glass bridge in Baojing Palace of Yingde City, Guangdong Province, south China. /VCG Photo 

Glass slide and swan lake in Baojing Palace of Yingde, Guangdong Province /VCG Photo

Glass slide and swan lake in Baojing Palace of Yingde, Guangdong Province /VCG Photo

Views of the glass bridge and slide in Baojing Palace of Yingde, Guangdong Province /VCG Photo

Views of the glass bridge and slide in Baojing Palace of Yingde, Guangdong Province /VCG Photo

In 2018, Baojing Palace invested 60 million yuan (about 8.88 million U.S. dollars) on five construction projects including the glass bridge, a bungee jumping site, a sightseeing glass lift, and such facilities as a cableway and glass slide. 

With a height of 88 meters and width of 2.4 meters, the glass bridge offers visitors spectacular views of karst landscapes and turquoise lake. 

A tourist goes bungee jumping in Baojing Palace of Yingde City, Guangdong Province, south China. /VCG Photo

A tourist goes bungee jumping in Baojing Palace of Yingde City, Guangdong Province, south China. /VCG Photo

The bungee jumping site in Baojing Palace of Yingde /VCG Photo

The bungee jumping site in Baojing Palace of Yingde /VCG Photo

A tourist goes bungee jumping in Baojing Palace of Yingde. /VCG Photo

A tourist goes bungee jumping in Baojing Palace of Yingde. /VCG Photo

(Cover Photo: The newly-built glass bridge in Baojing Palace of Yangde City, Guangdong Province, south China. /VCG Photo)