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China Builds 1,640-foot Glass Slide Along the Yellow River

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China Builds 1,640-foot Glass Slide Along the Yellow River

Thrill-seekers, rejoice. China has the perfect new ride for you.

Travelers have been making their way to China to toboggan down the enormous slide along the Great Wall of China, but now a newer—and perhaps more exciting—ride is now open. China just built a 1,640-foot glass slide on the side of a mountain along the Yellow River. The slide is in China’s Shanxi Province and opened May 19 for a test run.

Visitors use stairs to reach the highest viewing point in the Dayudu Yellow River Scenic Area, about 1,300 feet off the ground, before descending. The transparent sides and bottom of the slide give you a full view of your surroundings, a view that just might get your heart racing if you look down for too long.

If you’re seeking out more thrills at great heights in China, the world’s highest glass bridge reopen to tourists soon. The bridge closed only 13 days after opening for more safety tests and to set in implement a better monitoring system, but is expected reopen on September 30. The bridge crosses the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Scenic Area in China’s Hunan Province, and its transparent walkway gives an incredible view of the canyon below.

Main and lead image by HighestBridges/Wikimedia CC BY-SA 4.0


Madison Gable is a freelance writer based out of Athens, Georgia.

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