China stages spectacular light show on glass walk jutting out from cliff 1,640 ft above the ground

China stages a spectacular light show on a £32 million glass observation deck jutting out from a cliff face 1,640 feet above the ground

  • Tourists braved the glass-bottomed Huangtengxia Tianmen Sky Walk in Qingyuan, Guangdong for the event
  • Aerial footage and images of the event shows 2,000 lights illuminating the night sky in a dazzling spectacle
  • Observation deck shaped like two tennis rackets was transformed into a fashion runway last Thursday night
  • Structure protrudes 368m (1,207 ft) from the cliff edge and is suspended 500m (1,640 ft) above the ground  

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A scenic spot in south-east China has staged a dazzling light show 1,640 feet above the ground for its thrill-seeking visitors.

Groups of tourists braved the vertigo-inducing glass-bottomed Huangtengxia Tianmen Sky Walk in Qingyuan city, Guangdong Province last Thursday to take in unobstructed views of the sunset over the mountains.

As night falls, the fearless visitors remained on the circular observation deck and enjoyed the amazing visual effects as more than 2,000 lights illuminated the sky in an adrenaline-packed spectacle.

Groups of tourists braved the vertigo-inducing glass-bottomed Huangtengxia Tianmen Sky Walk in Qingyuan city, Guangdong Province last Thursday to take in unobstructed views of the sunset over the mountains

Groups of tourists braved the vertigo-inducing glass-bottomed Huangtengxia Tianmen Sky Walk in Qingyuan city, Guangdong Province last Thursday to take in unobstructed views of the sunset over the mountains

The Huangtengxia Tianmen sky walk, which cost 268 million (£31.8 million) to build, protrudes 368 metres (1,207 feet) from the cliff edge and is suspended 500 metres (1,640 feet) above the ground. Tianmen means 'heaven's doors' in Chinese

The Huangtengxia Tianmen sky walk, which cost 268 million (£31.8 million) to build, protrudes 368 metres (1,207 feet) from the cliff edge and is suspended 500 metres (1,640 feet) above the ground. Tianmen means ‘heaven’s doors’ in Chinese

The popular spot also held its first fashion show last Thursday, transforming the glass-bottomed bridge into a dizzying runway. The models were pictured walking bare foot on the bridge so as not to scratch or damage the glass panels

The popular spot also held its first fashion show last Thursday, transforming the glass-bottomed bridge into a dizzying runway. The models were pictured walking bare foot on the bridge so as not to scratch or damage the glass panels

The Huangtengxia Tianmen Sky Walk, which cost 268 million (£31.8 million) to build, protrudes 368 metres (1,207 feet) from the cliff edge and is suspended 500 metres (1,640 feet) above the ground, according to iFeng Guangdong. ‘Tianmen’ means ‘heaven’s doors’ in Chinese.

The glass-viewing platform boasts unobstructed and panoramic views of the winding Huangteng Gorge and waterfalls, which is popular for river-rafting activities among tourists in the summer.

The 168-metre (551-feet) -long walkway, with a man-made waterfall built under it, opened to the public on June 5, quickly proving a hit from visitors all over the country.

The 168-metre (551-feet) -long walkway, with a man-made waterfall built under it, opened to the public on June 5, quickly proving a hit from visitors all over the country

The 168-metre (551-feet) -long walkway, with a man-made waterfall built under it, opened to the public on June 5, quickly proving a hit from visitors all over the country 

The glass-viewing platform boasts unobstructed and panoramic views of the winding Huangteng Gorge and waterfalls, which is popular for river-rafting activities among tourists in the summer

The glass-viewing platform boasts unobstructed and panoramic views of the winding Huangteng Gorge and waterfalls, which is popular for river-rafting activities among tourists in the summer

The structure, shaped like two tennis rackets suspended in mid-air across the mountain, is supported by three huge steel pillars and comprised of massive 15-square-metre (161-square-foot) glass panels

The structure, shaped like two tennis rackets suspended in mid-air across the mountain, is supported by three huge steel pillars and comprised of massive 15-square-metre (161-square-foot) glass panels

The Huangtengxia hotspot is currently rated '4A' in China's Tourist Attraction Rating Categories, a ranking system used by the authorities to determine the quality of the attraction relative to its peers in terms of safety, cleanliness, sanitation and transportation

The Huangtengxia hotspot is currently rated ‘4A’ in China’s Tourist Attraction Rating Categories, a ranking system used by the authorities to determine the quality of the attraction relative to its peers in terms of safety, cleanliness, sanitation and transportation

The structure, shaped like two tennis rackets suspended in mid-air across the mountain, is supported by three huge steel pillars and comprised of massive 15-square-metre (161-square-foot) glass panels.

The popular spot also held its first fashion show last Thursday, transforming the glass-bottomed bridge into a dizzying runway.

Unfazed by the sheer drop, dozens of models delivered an amazing performance as visitors took in the unbeatable views during the adrenaline-packed event. 

Aerial footage and images of the event shows 2,000 lights illuminating the night sky in a dazzling spectacle

Aerial footage and images of the event shows 2,000 lights illuminating the night sky in a dazzling spectacle

The massive structure protrudes 368m (1,207 ft) from the cliff edge and is suspended 500m (1,640 ft) above the ground

The massive structure protrudes 368m (1,207 ft) from the cliff edge and is suspended 500m (1,640 ft) above the ground

The gorge's watercourse is six kilometres (3.7 miles) long, with clear, fast flowing water and a total drop of 168 (550-feet) meters. There are more than 130 waterfalls and the total rafting time is about three hours

The gorge’s watercourse is six kilometres (3.7 miles) long, with clear, fast flowing water and a total drop of 168 (550-feet) meters. There are more than 130 waterfalls and the total rafting time is about three hours

The popular spot also held its first fashion show last Thursday, transforming the glass-bottomed bridge into a dizzying runway

The popular spot also held its first fashion show last Thursday, transforming the glass-bottomed bridge into a dizzying runway

The models were pictured walking bare foot on the bridge so as not to scratch or damage the glass panels, according to iFeng.

One model, surnamed Wang, told reporters: ‘It was like a runway suspended in mid-air. Although the bridge had stunning views and you could feel the fresh air, it was still terrifying as it was 500 metres (1,640 feet) above the ground.’

‘I didn’t dare look down. It was quite difficult to overcome that fear while trying to do the catwalk properly,’ she added.

The Huangtengxia hotspot is currently rated ‘4A’ in China’s Tourist Attraction Rating Categories, a ranking system used by the authorities to determine the quality of the attraction relative to its peers in terms of safety, cleanliness, sanitation and transportation. 

One model, surnamed Wang, told reporters: 'It was like a runway suspended in mid-air. Although the bridge had stunning views and you could feel the fresh air, it was still terrifying as it was 500 metres (1,640 feet) above the ground'

One model, surnamed Wang, told reporters: ‘It was like a runway suspended in mid-air. Although the bridge had stunning views and you could feel the fresh air, it was still terrifying as it was 500 metres (1,640 feet) above the ground’

Local reports say that the tourist spot will apply for a number of world records for the glass walkway project

Local reports say that the tourist spot will apply for a number of world records for the glass walkway project

The scenic area welcomes more than one million visitors for its rafting activities every year, and sees more than 13,000 people visiting the tourist spot every day during the summer months of July and August, according to Sina Guangdong

The scenic area welcomes more than one million visitors for its rafting activities every year, and sees more than 13,000 people visiting the tourist spot every day during the summer months of July and August, according to Sina Guangdong

Tourists walking up to the glass-bottomed Huangtengxia Tianmen Sky Walk in Qingyuan, Guangdong for the light show

Tourists walking up to the glass-bottomed Huangtengxia Tianmen Sky Walk in Qingyuan, Guangdong for the light show

The scenic area welcomes more than one million visitors for its rafting activities every year, and sees more than 13,000 people visiting the tourist spot every day during the summer months of July and August, according to Sina Guangdong. 

The gorge’s watercourse is six kilometres (3.7 miles) long, with clear, fast flowing water and a total drop of 168 (550-feet) meters. There are more than 130 waterfalls and the total rafting time is about three hours.

The reported added that the tourist spot will apply for a number of world records for the glass walkway project.

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