May 16, 2022

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Vertiginous, new glass bridge between two mountains in Vietnam

Vertiginous, new glass bridge between two mountains in Vietnam

Look forward to it! Vietnam launched a long glass walkway on Friday that gives the feeling of walking in a vacuum from a jungle almost 150 meters high.

Tourist attraction Bach Long, baptized as a “white dragon” in Vietnam, is located in the province of Son La (northwestern), where it winds along a mountain wall, ending in a suspension bridge that spans a magnificent valley with a total length of 632 km. Meters.

“Looking down is a bit high at first, but you have to move forward with confidence, and then it’s great,” visitor Nguyen Thi Trang told AFP.

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The base of the bridge is made of French-made tempered glass and can support up to 450 people at once, while providing a dazzling view of the vegetation below.

Bridge operator spokesman Hoang Man Dui said passengers would be able to experience the beauty of nature while standing on the bridge.

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Organizers say it is the longest glass-bottomed structure in the world, surpassing the 526-meter suspension bridge in Guangdong, China.

Guinness World Records will say next month if the record is validated.

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Vietnamese authorities are trying to attract visitors back to the country after a two-year lockdown due to Kovid-19 prevented all foreign travelers from visiting Vietnam.

In mid-March, the communist country ended its ban on international visitors and reintroduced visa exemptions for tourists from 13 countries, including France.

Vietnam is preparing to host the Southeast Asian Games in two weeks, with more than ten thousand athletes and people accompanying them.

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Bach Long is the third glass bridge in Vietnam.

“I hope this bridge will attract more domestic and international tourists to our area,” local resident Bui van Thatch said after crossing it.