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You must have watched at least one or two such YouTube videos before, in which there is a man holding on to the railing in horror or cowering and shivering on the "glass ground". By his side, his friends are laughing loudly and shooting videos with their phones. What happened? Why is he so scared? Don't worry, nothing bad happened. He is just afraid of heights. Imaging walking 300 feet in the air while you can clearly see the deep canyon under your feet through the glass, and sometimes cracks appear suddenly, as though the glass is about to break and you’re about to fall off the cliff. Your feet will shake unconsciously and you won't get out a step too, just like the man in the video. That’s why Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge so fascinating - This longest and highest Glass-bottled Bridge in the world can bring you moved in a moment instead of after watching an entire moving movie.
In this guide, we will introduce you the facts, highlights and transportation of this wonderful bridge. Are you ready to scream?
Just about 40 minutes' drive from the east gate of famous Wulingyuan Scenic Area (Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is part of Wulingyuan) is the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, where you could find this amazing glass bridge hanging two cliffs of the canyon. The canyon is a charming sightseeing site full of forests, waterfalls, streams and so on. However, what makes the canyon stands out must be its Glass Bridge.
With the full length of 430 m and height of about 300 m above the valley bottom, the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge is an unbeatable man-made wonder. Not only that, the bridge gives tourists a unique angel to experience its marvelous views of the surrounding serene nature. Instead of upsetting the natural balance of the neighborhood, it complements the natural surroundings of the area!
Is it safe to walk across the glass bridge? No problem, as long as you are brave enough! The glasses of the bridge used are strong composite that even allow you driving a tank over them. A BBC reporter smashed a sledgehammer several times on one of those panes, but failed to break it with all his strength.
• Length: 430 meters (1,411 feet), as long as 4 football fields
• Width: 6 meters (20 feet)
• Height: 300 meters (984 feet)
• Year of Completion: 2016
• Location: Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Scenic Area, Sanguansi, Cili County, Zhangjiajie (张家界慈利县三官寺土家族乡大峡谷风景区，张家界玻璃桥)
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
Kids Get Fear on Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
A close visit to this stunning and unique bridge itself is cheerful enough, let alone you could have a broad view of the verdant canyon. Besides, the surprise didn't stop there! How about trying a challenging walk on the bridge?
A walk through the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Bridge is like walking above the clouds, because there seems to be nothing under your feet. All the bridge floors are paved with transparent glasses and each piece of the glass is extremely large. Walk from one side of the bridge to another side needs about 1hour! If you are looking for somewhere special to challenge yourself, then it’s the time to plan a Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge tour!
Zhangjiajie is city full of natural wonders. And Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon is one of the most notable attractions in the city! Once you are on the bridge, you could have a 360 degree of view of the canyon. Above you there are clouds and blue sky, under your feet there are dense trees, tranquil stream and the mist on the stream. Look ahead in a distance, you could also find a plunging waterfall rushing down from the middle of a cliff…
• Opening Hours:April - November: 7:30-17:30, December - March: 08:00 to 16:00
• Entrance Fee: CNY 138 for the Glass Bridge only, CNY 256 for the Glass Bridge and Grand Canyon together
• Recommended Visiting Time: 40 minutes to 1 hour
You could choose to travel the Glass Bridge only or travel the whole Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. The ticket price varies according to the route you choose. CNY 138 is needed if you decide to visit the bridge only instead of the whole Grand Canyon Scenic Area. And if you want an in-depth explore of the whole scenic area, it charges about CNY 256. Inside the scenic area, there are slideway and elevators you can experience, which needs about CNY 30-50 extra charge each.
Canyon officials stipulate that there are 8000 people per day and 600 per time at most to visit the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge. And if you want to have this new try in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, it is recommended to book the ticket earlier for at least 3 days.
Note: the price and opening hours may be changed according to practical situation. You could contact us to get the real-time information.
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge is settled inside Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, about 40 minutes’ drive from Wulingyuan Scenic Area and about 1-1.5 hours' drive from Zhangjiajie downtown. You could reach Grand Canyon by taking a coach from Wulingyuan Bus Station or by taxi.
Address of Wulingyuan Bus Station: Guihua Road, Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie (张家界武陵源区桂花路圣多明歌国际大酒店对面，武陵源汽车站)
|From||To||Distance||By Taxi||By Bus/Coach|
|Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport||Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon||61 KM||around CNY 200-230 (80 mins’ driving)||First transfer to Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station for the bus to Wulingyuan and get to Wulingyuan Bus Station for the bus to Grand Canyon. It may take 1.5-2 hours for the whole transfer.|
|Zhangjiajie Railway Station||61 KM|
|Zhangjiajie Downtown||60 KM|
(Note: The above information are for reference only. The real driving time and fees may vary based on the real situation.)
Inside the Grand Canyon Scenic Area, there are altogether 3 visiting routes. Route A includes the scenic area other than the glass bridge. Route B allows you to explore the whole scenic area. And Route C takes you to visit the Glass Bridge directly. Route B and Route C are most popular choices and you can choose one of the two routes according to your time. A bridge tour needs about half day and a Grand Canyon tour takes about one whole day. Check more about Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon >>
Travel idea: There are so many treasures waiting for you to explore in Zhangjiajie, such as Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Tianmen Mountain... To have an in-depth discovery of the charm of Zhangjiajie, travelers usually choose to spend 2-3 days to explore the parks, mountains and caves after the glass bridge tour. Get more tour plan ideas by checking our most popular tours:
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
1. To travel Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in most ease, you are suggested to choose a hotel in Wulingyuan District Central Area instead of Zhangjiajie City Center, because driving from the downtown area to Grand Canyon needs more than one hour. Get more ideas of Where to Stay in Zhangjiajie >>
2. Try to avoid to arrange your Glass Bridge tour during the holidays like the National Holiday (10.1-10.7) and the Holiday of Labors Day (days around May 1st). It will be crowded and take long time to get inside.
3. For security consideration, the bridge is limited to hold up to 800 people at once and 8000 people per day. Therefore, you are suggested to book a ticket at least 3 days in advance.
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