Rajan is a botany and chemistry major. He has worked as a poultry breeder for 23 years, breeding layer and broiler parents.
Lingjiangyuan forest park's glass bridge is a high altitude glass construction walkway, a glass suspension bridge with a glass-bottomed platform, the first one in Eastern China. Along with a beautiful forest-covered mountain with the rustic charm of an old countryside village.
The park is about 200 km south of the city of Hangzhou, near Jinhua city in Pan'an county, 800 metres above sea level. A narrow road leads up to the village, a quiet, peaceful scenic area with a waterfall.
The glass suspension bridge was built in 2018 with a width of 2.8 metres located at a height of 189 metres from the valley bottom. The length of the glass platform is 78.905 metres out of a total length of 158 metres and a vertical height of 288 metres.
Constructed with 98 super-strong glass panes, the bridge is able to support the weight of 500 people at the same time.
One edge of the bridge is connected to the mountain while the other end is fully suspended. You can hear the glass cracking sound effect which is quite unnerving.
Lingjiangyuan Forest Park And Glass Bridge, China
The sky platform of the Lingjiangyuan forest park won the Guinness World Records title of the longest cantilevered glass-bottomed skywalk on 8 August 2019. This was soon overrun by many new constructions all across China, the latest being on 29 September 2019, by the Tongren Skywalk at Xianrenjie with a length of 91.806 metres.
Visiting this skywalk with a travel agent is the easiest way to go with the package price of around 250 RMB (about Indian 2800 Rupees at current exchange rates) for the day trip. The ticket prices vary depending on whether you wish to see the glass bridge alone or the canyon and mountain track as well.
The ticket for the glass bridge and sky platform is around 150 RMB (around 1700 Indian Rupees at current exchange rates) per person.
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