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See people enjoy a meal on a glass-bottomed bridge in China

If a stroll across one of China’s glass-bottomed bridges wasn’t frightening enough, visitors can now extend their time on one such structure by stopping for a meal.

Aerial view of visitors enjoying desserts at an outdoor dining hall on Shiniuzhai's glass-bottomed bridge.
Aerial view of visitors enjoying desserts at an outdoor dining hall on Shiniuzhai’s glass-bottomed bridge. Image by VCG/VCG via Getty Images

A restaurant in China will let visitors stop for a bite on a glass-bottomed structure in Pingjiang County in Hunan province, according to Chinese media reports.

A visitor tastes desserts at an outdoor dining hall on Shiniuzhai's glass-bottomed bridge in Pingshan County on August 29, 2016 in Yueyang, Hunan Province of China. A restaurant opened to the public over a valley on Shiniuzhai's glass-bottomed bridge on Monday which attracted visitors to experience eating in the air.
A visitor tastes desserts at an outdoor dining hall on Shiniuzhai’s glass-bottomed bridge in Pingshan County on August 29, 2016 in Yueyang, Hunan province of China. A restaurant opened to the public over a valley on Shiniuzhai’s glass-bottomed bridge on Monday which attracted visitors to experience eating in the air. Image by VCG/VCG via Getty Images

The restaurant opened to the public over a valley on Shiniuzhai’s glass-bottomed bridge on Monday, drawing in visitors who want to try eating in the air, according to China Daily USA.

Visitors enjoy desserts at an outdoor dining hall on Shiniuzhai's glass-bottomed bridge in Pingshan County on August 29, 2016 in Yueyang, Hunan Province of China.
Visitors enjoy desserts at an outdoor dining hall on Shiniuzhai’s glass-bottomed bridge in Pingshan County on August 29, 2016 in Yueyang, Hunan province of China. Image by VCG/VCG via Getty Images

Hunan Province is known for its magnificent landscape of jagged, rocky peaks and lush greenery. One of the main draw for travellers is Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, which is home to some incredible quartzite-sandstone formations.

The area has also seen an influx in attractions for daring travellers, with multiple new glass-bottomed walks that provide incredible views of the scenery and a terrifying glimpse below.

Stretching 430 meters long and 6 meters wide, the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is the highet and longest of its kind in the world.
Stretching 430 meters long and 6 meters wide, the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is the highest and longest of its kind in the world. Image by VCG/Getty Images

The highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge in the world opened to the public in China in August. The bridge is 430-metres long and stretches over a 300-metre drop.