China's Top 5 Skywalks — High And Scenic Thrills
China is always striving to build the best, highest, longest, and most incredible architecture and attractions. These skywalks are a great example of China's best architectural feats, but also give you the best views whether it be of a national park or an iconic city skyline. If you are an adrenaline junkie, or love a good panoramic view, make sure you include one of these sites in your itinerary.
Longgang Skywalk (Chongqing)
The Longgang Skywalk in Chongqing Municipality is 718 meters high, and located in Longgang National Geological Park. The entire walk stretches across 26.64 meters, and is the longest glass-bottomed skywalk. A visit here is the best way to take in the scenery around the park, and cost approximately 35 million yuan to built. This skywalk is 5 meters longer than the Grand Canyon Skywalk in Arizona.
- A visit to the Longgang Skywalk is perfectly combined with a trip to Chongqing and to the Yangtze River, we can always adjust your itinerary
Walk of Faith (Zhangjiajie, Hunan)
The Walk of Faith is located just south of Zhangjiajie City, on Tianmen Mountain, in central China's Hunan province. The mountain is a popular tourist destination, and the entire park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. The skywalk on the mountain is very intense, located at a height of 1,430 meters and a total of 60 meters long. The path is safe but definitely an unforgettable experience. The cablecar up to the mountain is also pretty awesome. Although many people skip this mountain if they do not have enough time in the area, we highly recommend going up on Tianmen Mountain.
Huangshui National Park (Chongqing)
Huangshui National Park in Chongqing's Shizhu County is not the busiest national park, especially when compared to Zhangjiajie or Longgang, making for a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. It also provides great relief from Chongqing's intensely hot summers as temperatures here are generally lower. This is also the best time to visit, as there is greenery as far as the eye can stretch. The skywalk here is an amazing glass path along a mountain side, at 300 meters above the valley below. Although not as high as some of the other skywalks, this is also not one for the faint of heart.
- Why not combine a visit to Huangshui Natural Park with a Yangtze Cruise? We can adjust any set tour to include the park
Oriental Pearl Tower (Shanghai)
The Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai is the highest TV tower in Asia at 468 meters, and the third highest in the world only to Toronto (533 meters) and Moscow (540 meters) respectively. It towers above the Pudong New Area, and its construction was completed a while ago in 1995. Ever since then, it has been an important building on Shanghai's iconic skyline, and is a must-visit.
You can get to the top by riding one of the several elevators, which will bring you to the revolving teahouse and the glass sightseeing platform. Go on a clear day to get the best photo opportunities of this incredible city.
Skywalk X Macau Tower (Macau)
The Skywalk around Macau Tower is unique in the sense that the 1.8 meter wide path around the outer ring of the tower actually has no handrails. Thankfully though, you are strapped onto the tower, so the walk is extremely safe. If you'd rather stay inside there is also a restaurant at the top, which is Macau's highest revolving restaurant. But of course, the best thing about walking around the top of the Macau Tower is the incredible city skyline you'll get to enjoy.
The walk around the outer rim is at 233 meters above ground, following a 100 meters to the top of the mast's vertical ladders. If that doesn't sound exciting enough, you can also do a Sky Jump from the 233 meter point.
While most of these national parks are part of our tours as listed throughout the article, some of them may take some more arranging. We can help you with this, all you have to do is let us know where you want to go and we can help you arrange it. Contact us via this form.