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China Built a 1,640-Foot Glass Slide Down the Side of a Mountain

If you didn’t already have enough reasons to visit China, here’s another one

Tourists make their way to China to visit famous attractions like the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Terracotta Army, the new “Disneyland for Wine” — and now this 1,640-foot glass slide. On the side of a mountain in Shanxi Province, close to the Yellow River, now sits the transparent slide that is an absolute bucket list must for any adrenaline junkies looking for their next big trip.


To get up to the top of the slide, guests will have to walk up stairs to the 1,300-foot viewpoint of the Dayudu Yellow River Scenic Area. From there you can take the slide — which runs for 1,640 feet, dropping 328 feet in elevation along the way — down, enjoying a 360-degree view of the beautiful landscape around you and the Yellow River below. Don’t peek down if heights make you nervous — but if that’s the case, you probably won’t be rushing to personally visit this attraction regardless.


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Although not officially open to the public yet, the slide did open for a test run in early May with the idea of welcoming guests soon. This comes shortly after the “world’s highest and longest glass-bottom bridge” above China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon closed due to the high volume of visitors, which surpassed the daily limit originally implemented for the attraction. Hopefully the glass side does not suffer the same fate.