When it comes to architecture, every country has its own unique style. While Roman architecture looms heavily on domes, arches, amphitheatres and art carved into walls of stone buildings depicting battles; roots of Indian architecture are attached to its history, civilization and glorious feats.
But, no matter how exotic or heavenly other countries are, there is nothing that can beat China and its deceptive architecture. Other countries might mesmerize you, but China knows how to trigger your acrophobia and this glass bridge on the eastern face of Hebei’s Taihang Mountain is a classic example of just that.
Clearly, walking on a glass bridge that hangs some 3,800 ft. above the sea level is not enough to satisfy the sadistic pleasures of the architects who designed it, so they went ahead and threw this to scare the sh*t out of us and give a mini heart attack.
Just look at this video, where a man is visibly freaked out and looks terrified because the glass underneath him seems to be cracking. This short clip is enough to make anyone pee their pants, but in reality the glass isn’t actually cracking because of your weight and it was just an “effect” created in order to be “provocative”. You’ve got to me kidding me!
Apparently, the walkway designers placed some panels of shattered fragments of glass in between the layers. So every time you walk on it, it will appear as if it is breaking and you can hear the glass cracking. But it’s all an illusion…which can potentially cause a cardiac arrest!
Although, as reported by Mashable, the East Taihang district administration has already issued an official apology, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that pranking people who are already walking on a dangerous glass path, is cool.
Having said that, Taihang Mountain’s glass bridge is not the only death-defying spot, as there are many such breathtaking (quite literally) places to visit in China. If you feel that walking on this glass bridge will be a cool thing to do, then you should definitely include the hiking trail to Mount Huashan on your bucket list.
Steep staircases, vertical ascents and a trail of wooden planks (without any fences) bolted onto the mountainside is all it takes to reach the destination and this video makes it look like its child’s play.
FYI, this trail is considered to be one of the most dangerous of its kind in the world and we are not surprised. People who say that one gets butterflies in their stomach when they fall in love clearly have not hit this deadly trail. We guess we’ll have to settle for the vicarious view. What draws the adventurous souls to this deadly trail is the fascinating view of the city of Huayin, which boasts of the rich 3000-year-old Chinese culture and the site of the renowned Terracotta Warriors.
Another dangerous path is the Guoliang Tunnel, which has been carved alongside and through the mountain. Driving through this road requires immense focus and even the slightest mistake can turn life-threatening. Surprisingly it was carved in five years by just 13 villagers in remote China in the 1970s.
And last but definitely not the least is the Chongqing Wansheng Ordovician Theme Park, where you are actually swinging over a 1000 ft in the air (FML). With the fog blanketing you as you are pushed by a *cough* devil *cough* staff member, it sure makes a mesmerizing view. We can bet there is no amusement park on the planet which can give such a thrill!
So we can conclude that in China the definition of fun is basically going through near death experience. So, unless we are planning to audition for the next ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’, there’s no way on earth that someone can convince us for a trip to China. But, we are sure there will be many who will want to visit those places or might have already been there, so let us know about your experience in the comments below and tag your friends to plan an adventurous trip, right now.
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Source of news : Mensxp