Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Most people know China because of its historical structures like the Great Wall of China or the Terracotta Army. However, there is more to China than its incredible historical and cultural heritage. There is now the glass-bottom bridge – the highest and longest in the world.
The bridge is a part of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and is 430 meters long and 6 meters wide. It is suspended about 260 meters above the ground. Around $3.4 million was spent for its construction and although it’s now open as a major tourist attraction, it had to be closed shortly after its inauguration due to excessive crowd.
China also has the largest high-speed rail network, measuring 22,000 kilometers, making it the largest network of its kind in the world. It connects the east and the west of the country, the cities of Shanghai and Kunming, and is 2,252 km long. Other notable lines are the Beijing – Guangzhou High-Speed Railway and the Shanghai Maglev.
China also has the world’s largest radio telescope and is now a popular attraction of the country. It took five years to build costing 160 million Euros. It has the size of 30 football fields. The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is the biggest of its kind in the world.
This ice city was built by 10,000 workers on an area of 800,000 square meters. 150,000 cubic meters of ice were sculpted to create constructions that will perish with the change of the season. Some of these ice sculptures resemble famous landmarks, animals and cartoon figures. Before 2016 came to an end, China inaugurated the world’s highest bridge.
The construction of the bridge began in 2011 and it was opened in December 2016. It is situated 565 meters high above the Beipan River. It’s an exciting attraction in China now