Meet Bach Long: A new Vietnam glass bridge taking the title of the world’s longest
Don’t look down!
A resort in Vietnam has claimed the crown for the world’s longest glass-bottomed bridge, and it’s definitely not an experience for those scared of heights.
Located in the Moc Chau Island park in the northwestern province of Son La, Bach Long (which translates to ‘white dragon’) is suspended 150m above the jungle and sits 632 metres long. It’s not been officially certified by the Guinness World Records just yet, but it’s broken the current record holder in China by more than 100 metres.
So, is it safe?
The floor of the bridge has been made with French-produced tempered glass and the structure is able to hold up to 450 people at one time. To prove its strength, a 4×4 was driven across it and passed the test. Rest assured, if you want to take this daring walk, it’s totally safe and sturdy.
It’s hoped that the new attraction will encourage more tourists to visit, but Bach Long is not the only glass-bottomed bridge in the country. You can also find the footbridge Cầu Vàng (aka the “Golden Bridge”), in Ba Na Hills, Central Vietnam, which extends from a cliff face to look over the lush tree-covered valley below.
Joining a list of other impressive structures
Bach Long is coming in hot alongside a few other stomach flipping structures around the world.
A ski resort in the Czech village of Dolní Morava has just launched the world’s longest suspension footbridge this month, breaking yet another record with the Sky Bridge 721 stretching 721m and dangling 95m above the Mlýnické Valley at its highest point.
Although they’ve been overtaken in the record-holding department, China still remains the world leader in glass-bottomed bridges with more than 2,000 throughout the country, including the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge which was previously known as the world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge.
Feature Image: Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
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