Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, aka Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon skywalk, is the world’s longest and highest glass bridge, hanging over Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. Looking from a distance, it looks like a piece of white silk floating between the clouds and fog, hence it is also called Yuntiandu, meaning “a way of clouds to the sky”. Standing on it, if dare to, you can have a bird’s eye view of the Grand Canyon.

Zhangjiajie Glass BridgeBasic Facts of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge

 Length: 430 meters (1,411 feet)
 Width: 6 meters (20 feet)
 Height: 300 meters (984 feet)
 Highlight: The bridge bottom is paved with transparent glass, to give visitors an extremely thrilling feeling and a better perspective of sightseeing. In addition, in the middle of the bridge, there is a bungee platform. When opened, it will be world’s highest bungee, measuring 270 meters (886 feet) above the ground.

How to tour Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

1. If you will visit both the Glass Bridge and the Grand Canyon, it’s better to visit the Glass Bridge first to avoid detour and save time and energy.

2. There are cable cars up to the Glass Bridge. A one-way ticket is CNY35. The cable car upper terminal is only 10 minutes’ walk from the Glass Bridge.

3. Visitors had better book a ticket in advance from the official website, as no ticket is sold on the spot, except discounted tickets for some Chinese citizens. The tickets are available 1day to 2 months prior to the visit date. But you are advised to book it as early as possible, especially during the peak season. A valid ID certificate like passport is required for both booking the ticket and entering the scenic site.

4. Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon has three kinds of ticket, all valid for one day only:

Ticket A for the Grand Canyon  CNY 121
Ticket B for the canyon and Glass Bridge CNY 294 plus CNY3 insurance fee
Ticket C for the Glass Bridge  CNY 171 plus CNY3 insurance fee

 Note: 1). Free for children under 1.3m (4.3ft).
2). The Ticket A is cancelled at present.

5. The entering time is set when booking the ticket:
For Ticket B: 7:30 – 10:29, 10:30 – 13:29, and 13:30 – 16:00
For Ticket C: 16:10 – 17:30. 
Please enter the site during the reserved time; otherwise the ticket will automatically turn invalid.

6. Passenges with Ticket B must enter the canyon before 16:20.

7. Open Time: 07:30-17:30

Zhangjiajie Glass BridgeTips to Walking on the Bridge:

1. The bridge may be closed if the weather is bad.
2. All visitors to the bridge need to wear a pair of shoe covers. One can get one for free at the entrance to the bridge.
3. One can only bring a cell phone with cover and small-sized bags like a purse or waist-bag while walking on the bridge. You can leave other belongings at the left luggage office. The service fee is CNY5 per piece of small bag and CNY10 per piece of large bag.
4. High heels and metal spiked shoes are not allowed on the bridge.
5. Do not run or jump on the bridge or stand against the rail.
6. Those who have heart disease, high blood pressure and acrophobia as well as drunk visitors are not recommended to set foot on the bridge.

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge Vs. Tianmen Mountain Glass Plank

Tianmen Mountain is also located in the city of Zhangjiajie, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) away from the Grand Canyon. Different from the Grand Canyon Glass Bridge hanging in the air, Tianmen Mountain Glass Planks are inserted into the mountain cliffs. There are three of them and the most famous one is at a height of over 1,400 meters (4,593 feet). It is exciting and thrilling to walk on them, too. If you unfortunately do not get a ticket for the glass bridge, these glass planks are also a good try. There are fewer tourists there and the ticket can be generally bought on the spot.

How to get to Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

 From Wulingyuan Scenic Area, the most famous scenic spot in Zhangjiajie:
Take a bus from Wulingyuan Bus Station to the canyon directly. It takes about 40 minutes.

 From Downtown Zhangjiajie
Take a bus from Zhangjiajie Long-distance Bus Center to the canyon. The travel time is about an hour.

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- Last modified on Dec. 10, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
Asked by catherine from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 08, 2018 06:22Reply
Ask for way to Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
1/ Is there bus from Grand Canyon Tourist Center to Glass Bridge? free or or how much extra fee?
or I need to walk on foot?
2/ If I buy Ticket C, I will go another way which don't enter Grand Canyon, won't it?
3/ Can I spend a half day here? since I need to go to Fenghuang Gu Chen about 04:00PM
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Wainwright from USA | Dec. 10, 2018 01:10

1.There is no need to take a bus from the tourist center to Glass Bridge and just walk there on foot because it is near.
2.No, you have entered the Grand Canyon and just can visit the glass bridge.
3.I’m afraid you cannot if you buy the ticket Line C because its allowing entering time is from 16:10 to 17:30. If you go to Fenghuang at about 16:00, you need to buy the ticket Line B.
Asked by stacey from USA | Nov. 20, 2018 03:44Reply
Is there any way to hike up to the glass bridge without going on the cable or going thru the Canyon?
I only want ticket C (Glass Bridge only), and I'm trying to find out whether it is possible to hike up to the glass bridge instead of using the cable or walking through the grand canyon. Does anyone know?
Answers (2)
Answered by Aba from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 22, 2018 00:04

Yes, you can buy the admission ticket of glass bridge but you need to book the ticket online in advance and only be allowed to enter the glass bridge from 15:30 to 17:50. The ticket office is about 30 meters from the glass bridge and you can enter from it and don’t need to go through the canyon.
Answered by stacey from USA | Nov. 23, 2018 18:08

thank you so much for the response! Just found out that it is possible not to hike up or need to walk through the hiking trail on the other side few days ago :)

your answer is helpful for many other readers!
Asked by Francisco from ARGENTINA | Sep. 24, 2018 18:03Reply
I need to buy or reserve glass bridge tickets in advance, in what page I can do this?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nicole from USA | Sep. 24, 2018 19:40

It can be booked in the official websites or some travel sites, but I remember there is no English version about those sites. You are suggested to look for help from your Chinese friends.
Asked by Suma from INDIA | Sep. 02, 2018 00:37Reply
Is the bungee jumping open at the Zhangjiajie glass bridge?
If yes, whats the price and how to purchase the ticket for the jump?
Answers (3)
Answered by Dylan from CANADA | Sep. 03, 2018 00:51

It hasn't opened yet.
Answered by Suma from INDIA | Sep. 16, 2018 03:10

When is it expected to be open?
Answered by Dylan from CANADA | Sep. 16, 2018 18:49

There is no official news about that.
Asked by Merin from INDIA | Aug. 22, 2018 21:16Reply
December is suitable for go to Zhangjiajie? Christmas time is cable car is available?
Answers (1)
Answered by Elsa from FRANCE | Aug. 22, 2018 23:08

To be honest, it's not the best time. However, you can enjoy the snow scenery in winter and the cable car is available. However, it will be very cold and you need to prepare some warm clothes.
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