As walks go, this is one of the world’s most spectacular – and terrifying at times. China’s new transparent walkway around Yuntai Mountain took on a scary new dimension when a glass pane suddenly shattered, bringing screams from tourists.
One tourist posted images on Chinese social media. She claimed she could feel the walkway shake under her feet when the glass broke, the Daily Mail related.
The 68-metre, U-shaped platform opened last month. It heads through wonderful, precipitous scenery reminiscent of the film Avatar.
This video gives an idea of how it looks in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imR_uJIi9YU
Since its official opening in September, tourists have flocked to the walkway.
The Chinese tourist posted images of what appeared to be a cracked pane of glass paving, saying she heard a sudden bang.
“I looked down and saw the glass floor beneath me shattered. [I have] no idea why it happened, at that moment everybody was screaming.
“I yelled out loud ‘It cracked, it really cracked!’”, then pushed the people in front of me to leave. [I was] terrified.”
A spokesman for the Yuntai Mountain Scenic Spot said there was no danger – only one of three layers of glass had cracked. A tourist was reported to have dropped a stainless steel mug on the walkway.
Written by Peter Needham