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Top 5 thrilling skywalks in China

By Weiwei Guan

April 14

Where there are fears, there are those who want to conquer them. Here is a list of the top five thrilling skywalks around China.

Where there are fears, there are those who want to conquer them. Here is a list of the top five thrilling skywalks around China.

Where there are fears, there are those who want to conquer them. Here is a list of the top five thrilling skywalks around China.

No.5 Bijia Mountain 笔架山

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[Image Credit: yaoyouke.com]
Bijia Mountain skywalk is renowned as an especially scenic spot in the Jinggang Mountains, with a view of the whole range on one side and steep cliffs on the  other. Admission is 190 yuan during peak season (February 16 to November 15) and 160 yuan during the off-season (November 16 to February 15).

No.4 The Maijishan Grottoes 麦积山

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[Image Credit: Sina Weibo]
The Maijishan Grottoes were built over 1,500 years ago and contain thousands of Buddhist sculptures and reliefs. The wooden paths connecting the grottoes are sure to make your legs shake — some of them stand over 80 meters above the ground. Admission is 110 yuan during peak season (May 1 to October 30) and 70 yuan during the off-season (November 1 to April 30).

No.3 Nanjiang Grand Canyon’s Feilong skywalk 飞龙栈道

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[Image Credit: Lashou.com]
Nanjiang Grand Canyon’s Feilong skywalk in southwest China’s Guizhou Province spans 2.2 kilometers and merges seamlessly with the canyon as it twists and turns. Admission is 68 yuan during peak season (May 1 to October 30) and 58 yuan during the off-season (November 1 to April 30).

No.2 Mount Tianmenshan’s glass skywalk 天门山玻璃栈道

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[Image Credit: Xinhua]
Mount Tianmenshan’s glass skywalk, located in Zhangjiajie Tianmenshan Scenic Area opened to the public October 1, 2011. The highest spot on the skywalk measures 1,430 meters from the ground. No matter the weather you can expect to enjoy some amazing scenery. Admission is 258 yuan and 5 yuan to rent nonslip footwear.

No.1 The Chang Kong Cliff Road on Mount Huashan 华山长空栈道

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[Image Credit: photostock.china.com.cn]
The Chang Kong Cliff Road on Mount Huashan, 120 kilometers  from Xi’an, capital city of Shaanxi Province, has a history of more than 700 years. It’s well-known for its breathtaking cliffs that rise more than 2,000 meters above the ground. Admission is 180 yuan during peak season (March 1 to November 30) and 100 yuan during the off-season (December 1 to the end of February the next year). You can rent a safety belt for another 30 yuan.

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