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A terrifying walk through the clouds

Asia

Beijing - China has opened a 100-metre long glass skywalk stretching around a cliff on the side of the Tianmen Mountain in Hunan province.

The skywalk provides a view of a 300-metre drop and overlooks Tongtian Avenue, a mountain road with 99 turns that snakes up the mountain. When translated into English, it means “Avenue to the Sky”.

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The 1.6-metre wide glass-floored skywalk has been dubbed Coiling Dragon Cliff and is the third of its kind in the area.

The 1.6-metre wide glass-floored skywalk has been dubbed “Coiling Dragon Cliff” and is the third of its kind in the area, according to the Huffington Post.

The area is incredibly popular with tourists and has a range of attractions including a cable car that transports people from the nearby train station to the top of the mountain, CNN reported.

The first of the skywalks opened in November 2011 and has since become a tourist hotspot.

The world's longest glass-bottom bridge is set to open soon in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. The bridge will be 430 metres long and six metres wide.

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