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The cracking glass walkway in East Taihang, Hebei

Even non-sufferers of vertigo might be scared silly by this China attraction.
The glass walkway at the East Taihang Scenic Area in northern Hebei province went viral late last year when video footage emerged showing a terrified tour guide falling to his hands and knees as the glass apparently started cracking under his weight.
While the East Taihang government promptly apologized for freaking out China's online population, this was no accident of engineering.
Shattered glass fragments were placed underneath solid panels to make the walkway look and sound as though it's splintering when trodden upon.
While the unique addition to the eastern face of Taihang Mountain is therefore safe to traverse, internet users were quick to point out that at 1,180 meters above sea level, the gimmick could still induce palpitations.

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The rickety Sky Ladder at Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan

When hiking through the stunning Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan province, southwest China, visitors will be faced with a choice of much importance. Brace the long and arduous climb back up to the road from the Jinsha River, or suffer a quick but perilous stint on the "Sky Ladder."
The series of mostly vertical ladders is attached to planks of aging wood that may or may not be bolted onto the cliff face.
There's no safety equipment whatsoever, and the 170-odd rungs are so narrow, a slick of rain (or a cold sweat) could easily dislodge a white-knuckle grip.
Sensible shoes and a cool head are needed while ascending from the abyss, which reaches 3,790 meters at the gorge's highest point. Don't look down.

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This post was edited by 1584austin at 2018-5-1 22:07
ceciliazhang Post time: 2018-5-1 09:10

I wouldn't go on any of them unless Perfumecity was holding my hand
I hate heights

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