China has added yet another feather to its crown with this latest accomplishment! The Chinese province of Hunan has created the world’s highest bungee jump, allowing you to dangle between two cliffs from a 430-meter glass-bottomed suspension bridge! The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is accessible via a 260-meter leap of faith.
Bungee jumping offers breathtaking views of Wulingyuan wilderness, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The region’s quartzite sandstone pillars had already made it popular with international tourists. In addition to being a popular destination for adventure tourists, the area is also gaining in popularity in recent years. You’ll be transported to a magical world by the peaks that reach into the clouds and the gorges.
The province’s bungee-jumping operation will begin at the end of the year. As a result of the pandemic, the Chinese government imposed several restrictions on the operation.
The sport’s operator, Jonni Deaker, said the company was slowly growing when domestic tourists started showing up. Averaging twenty jumps a day, according to him, is a good number for an obstacle of this size. The operator also stated that he was confident that tourists would flock to the area during the July-August holiday season. The cost of participating in the sport has dropped by 40 percent over the past decade.
Haim Dotan, a well-known Israeli architect, created the pedestrian bridge here. The bridge, which was once the world’s longest glass-bottomed suspension bridge, was inaugurated in August 2016.
This location will provide much-needed thrills to adventure seekers, as diving into the abyss is not for everyone!