Have you heard about the glass bridge over the Grand Canyon of Zhangjiajie? I’ve seen photos before and finally went there during my trip to the area.
It was quite cool and I think it was cooler than the Zhangjiajie national forest park, maybe because there are less commercial activities and vendors, making it more natural and tranquil. From Zhangjiajie city you can take a mini bus to the canyon and it costs 25 yuan (~3€). The bus goes every 20-30 minutes and the bus ride is around 1h30. Right now is the low season of Zhangjiajie so you won’t see that many tourists even though the bridge is said to be World’s longest and highest Glass Bridge.
View of the bridge can be taken from the entrance. Visitors are asked to put on the shoe cover provided at the entrance to protect the bridge and every once in a while on a wet day, they come clean the bridge surface so that you can get a better view of the canyon through the large pieces of glass.
Scenery of the canyon was absolutely stunning. Even for me, as Chinese who has traveled quite a lot around the country, I have never seen such an amazing view anywhere else in China.
It was a bit cold and windy though.
The bridge feels a bit dangerous if you know it is built 300m above the valley level. But actually it wasn’t that dangerous at all. I had a great walk on it and even did some lame dance ?. I’ve heard though if you come during the peak season from july to september, the crowd would be crazy, some have waited for 2 hours! I couldn’t imagine that, better come during the winter!