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(CNN) The many terrifying treats of Tianmen Mountain, Hunan

Not content with just one glass-bottomed walkway, Tianmen Mountain in Hunan province, southern China, has three, the most recent of which opened in the summer of 2016.
Known as Coiling Dragon Cliff Walk, the new addition consists of 1,500 meters (4,921 feet) of 6.35 centimeter (2.5 inch) thick glass that crowns the mountain top like a halo of horror.
Those who dare can enjoy a bird's-eye view of the famous Tongtian Avenue -- otherwise known as "Bending Road" thanks to its 99 hairpin turns -- a dizzying 1,400 meters (4,600 feet) below.
Two other glass walkways lace the mountain range, one of which was formerly the world's longest (see below for the new title holder) but is still currently the world's highest at 300 meters (984 feet).
Also on hand for adrenalin junkies who just won't quit is the world's longest cable car ride, which spans seven kilometers (22,965 feet) and takes 30 minutes to complete.

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The world's new longest glass bridge at Hongyagu, Hebei


Having stolen the crown from Tianmen Mountain, the new draw to Hebei province's Hongyagu Scenic Area is now the world's longest glass-bottom bridge.

And what makes a 488 meter-long glass bridge above a drop of 218 meters even more scary? Its suspension cables make it sway.

The bridge, made up of 1,077 glass panels of four centimeters thickness, strings together two peaks in the region.

Although it can apparently accommodate 2,000 people, only 600 are allowed on at any one time, shuffling along in special "shoe gloves" to protect the glass.

Staff are strategically positioned along its length to help those with jelly legs find their feet.

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