Lonely Planet Writer

Watch an aerial view of China's latest incredible structure; a gigantic floating walkway

China is known for being home to incredible structures, but this new floating walkway is now vying for the top spot.

 

The floating walkway is on the Hongshui River in the province of Guizhou. It opened at the start of the year and stretches an incredible 50 kilometres, covering a grand total of 54,000 square metres. Visitors who want to walk the whole thing will have to set aside ten hours for the task. More than 60,000 people have already travelled to the walkway, which is roughly twice the size of Manhattan island. While you’re exploring, you can partake of some fly-boarding or take pictures of a gigantic rubber duck. At night, there is a fabulous light show, and lamps to light the route around the walkway.

The floating walkway is made up of 200,000 floating objects which are attached to the river bed and joins together to create a petal-like structure when viewed from the air. It’s hoped the attraction will increase visitors to the region. It is the latest big infrastructure project to appear in China. At least three huge glass bridges have opened in the last 18 months, with the the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge – the world’s longest glass bridge – attracting ten times its daily capacity in its first few days.