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  • The world’s most terrifying glass-floored bridge opens in China | Travel Feature | Rough Guides
    America Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Guyana Peru Uruguay Venezuela UK View by Theme Activity Architecture Beaches Belief Boats sailing Budget travel Coasts islands Crafts and markets Cycling Deserts Discovery Diving snorkeling Everyday Life Extreme Adventure sports Family friendly Festivals events Food drink Heritage ruins Indigenous culture Leisure Luxury Mountains Museums art Music National parks reserves Nature Nightlife Novelty Off the beaten track People Photography Railway journeys Relaxation Road trips Romance Shopping Structures Surfing Tourist Trail Tradition Transport Walking trekking Wildlife Winter sports The world s most terrifying glass floored bridge opens in China By Colt St George September 29th 2015 View Comments The world s longest glass bottomed walkway opened in China s Hunan province last week after the old wooden panels of the Haohan Qiao suspension bridge were replaced with transparent glass frames Towering 180 meters over a scenic canyon in Shiniuzhai Geopark the structure is billed as a walk for thrill seekers and nature buffs alike But is it safe Though the first batch of tourists on site said they could feel the bridge wobbling beneath them the 11 engineers who built the Haohan Qiao swear by the bridge s solidity Each glass frame is 24mm thick and 25 times stronger than your average window pane Engineers even installed thin steel beams to ensure that if the glass were to shatter walkers wouldn t actually fall through But if you re walking for the bragging rights remember that this is just the latest of China s increasingly popular glass bottomed tourist attractions An even longer and taller glass bottomed bridge is set to open in Hunan s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon later this year measuring an extreme 300 meters high and 430 meters long Here s hoping that one feels a little less wobbly Tags Asia China

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  • Would you attempt the world’s highest bungee jump in the dark? | Travel Feature | Rough Guides
    Wales Middle East Abu Dhabi Dubai Iran Israel Jordan Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia North America Canada Greenland Mexico USA South America Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Guyana Peru Uruguay Venezuela UK View by Theme Activity Architecture Beaches Belief Boats sailing Budget travel Coasts islands Crafts and markets Cycling Deserts Discovery Diving snorkeling Everyday Life Extreme Adventure sports Family friendly Festivals events Food drink Heritage ruins Indigenous culture Leisure Luxury Mountains Museums art Music National parks reserves Nature Nightlife Novelty Off the beaten track People Photography Railway journeys Relaxation Road trips Romance Shopping Structures Surfing Tourist Trail Tradition Transport Walking trekking Wildlife Winter sports Would you attempt the world s highest bungee jump in the dark By Eleanor Aldridge May 14th 2015 View Comments With summer on the way the landmark 338m high Macau Tower has launched a new season of its Night Bungy experience Yes you read that right You can plunge 233 metres off the side of a building at speeds of 200km h in the dark The frankly terrifying free fall lasts five seconds offering a adrenalin inducing hit of terror sure to put this Guinness World Record jump at the top of many a thrill seeker s bucket list And if you can quell your shaking legs before stepping over the brink there s quite a view During the day you can see as far as 55 kilometres away while at night the twinkling lights of Macau s hotels and casinos stretch out beneath you The only downside You ll need to fork out for the experience prices start at MOP3088 Although if you go for the full package they ll even strap a GoPro to your head to capture your terror second by second Are you brave enough Tags Asia China Hong Kong Previous Feature

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  • Sleeping in the sky: Peru’s epic suspended lodge | Travel Feature | Rough Guides
    Extreme Adventure sports Family friendly Festivals events Food drink Heritage ruins Indigenous culture Leisure Luxury Mountains Museums art Music National parks reserves Nature Nightlife Novelty Off the beaten track People Photography Railway journeys Relaxation Road trips Romance Shopping Structures Surfing Tourist Trail Tradition Transport Walking trekking Wildlife Winter sports Sleeping in the sky Peru s epic suspended lodge By Colt St George July 20th 2015 View Comments If Peru s Sacred Valley wasn t epic enough already now you can sleep in transparent capsules suspended 300metres from one of its towering cliff faces With a panoramic view overlooking the mystical Andes the rapids of Rio Urubamba and the Sacred Valley itself Skylodge bookable through Airbnb is not only the world s first hanging lodge it might just be the coolest bedroom ever Each of the three futuristic looking capsule suites is handcrafted of aerospace aluminium and weather resistant polycarbonate complete with four beds sleeping up to 8 people solar powered lights a dining area and a private bathroom And yes even the view from the loo is utterly breathtaking get ready to lord over the old Inca Empire from your eco toilette throne But if you want to sleep extreme then you ve got to be extreme To reach your capsule s cushy beds and feather down pillows you ll have to climb a 400m high steel ladder or opt to hike a mountain trail and zip line over chasms instead As the night sky emerges thank the countless twinkling stars above you that Natura Vive the young entrepreneurs behind Skylodge engineered it so well that you ve managed to stay calm while dangling off the edge of a cliff After breakfast the next morning you ll rappel and zip line back down to solid ground You ll also have

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