China's latest glass bridge affords panoramic views of Mount Langya video

China's enthusiasm for vertigo-inducing glass bridges continues with the opening of a new walkway and observation deck in the northern province of Hebei. 

The narrow bridge leads to a see-through circular platform 450 metres above a rocky gorge on Mount Langya, affording 360 degree views of the national forest conservation area, Mashable reports. 

The adventure begins long before visitors get to the platform, which is reached via a steep, three-hour hike or cable car ride and 40-minute trek.

The new glass bridge at Mount Langya.

The new glass bridge at Mount Langya.

The trip up affords changing views of the under-the-radar area, while a cave about halfway up is filled with stalactites, stalagmites and dripping rock formations. 

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An amusing video, from China, of people getting really scared while they're walking across a glass bridge.

The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge became a victim of its own success with some 80,000 visitors today. 

It seems tourists in China can't get enough of glass bridges, despite photos and footage appearing of visitors clinging to the sides and being dragged across in apparent terror.

In December, it emerged that plans were afoot to construct an "invisible" bridge in Zhangjiajie, the world heritage site that inspired 3D blockbuster Avatar

The structure will be built from mirrored stainless steel and black stone which becomes reflective when wet.  

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Every seven minutes, nozzles spray water that create a temporary cloud in the middle of the mountain range.

The designers have also proposed three pavilions over three storeys which will include a 360-lookout deck, a cafe and accommodation below.

 - Stuff

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