Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
Basic Facts of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge
Length: 430 meters (1,411 feet)
Width: 6 meters (20 feet)
Height: 300 meters (984 feet)
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 118 plus insurance fee of CNY 3|
|Ticket B for the canyon and Glass Bridge||CNY 256 plus insurance fee of CNY 3|
|Ticket C for the Glass Bridge||CNY 138 plus insurance fee of CNY 3|
Note: Free for children under 1.3m (4.3ft).
5. The entering time is set when booking the ticket:
For Ticket B: 8:00 – 9:59, 10:00 – 12:59, and 13:00 – 15:00
For Ticket C: 15:20 – 17:00.
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 15:30.
7. Open Time: 07:30-17:30
Recommended Guided Tour:
1-Day Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Tour to Glass Bridge from $132
Worry-free day tour with all fees included, plus professional guide and private driver.
Tips on Walking 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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