Lonely Planet Writer

Glass bridge to connect two cliffs in China’s Avatar-mountain park

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Image by Viktor Lövgren / CC BY 2.0

A new glass bridge is set to open in Zhangjiajie, a karst peak region in China’s Hunan province often touted as being a real-life Pandora from the film Avatar. A 430-metre-long glass bridge is set to open in the park, connecting two karst cliffs 300 metres in the air. It will also feature the world’s highest bungy jump and a zip line. The Zhangjiajie skywalk is the latest in a string of superlative glass walkways being built in China, the most recent being a cantilever bridge built over a cliffside near Chongqing. The Zhangjiajie bridge, which was designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, and is slated to open in July. Read more: shanghaiist.com