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Asia’s largest viewing platform will soon be unveiled to the public at a famous national park, giving tourists an unobstructed view of the mountains and valleys below through its glass floor.
The secure glass platform hanging above Karst Valley in Wulong National Geological Park, in south-west China’s Chongqing Municipality, stands 280 metres (820 feet) above the ground with a deck space that is 11 metres (36 feet) wide and 26 metres (85 feet) long.
Its transparent glass viewing platform is 1,200 metres (nearly 4000 feet) above sea level at one of China’s most popular scenic spots, and will now add a bit more adventure to visitors by providing an unobstructed panoramic view of the landscape below their feet.
The viewing deck, the largest of its kind in Asia, is certain to frighten some, but experts from both China and abroad have been assuring the public of its safety features.
Three layers of toughened glass make up each square pane, which is able to withstand a weight of up to 10 tonnes.
Engineers are now in the final stages of the platform’s installations, with the new attraction due to open to the public before the week-long National Day holidays in early October.
Other scenic spots in Chongqing also boast the record-breaking highest transparent skywalk, as well as the world’s longest horseshoe glass walkway.