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7 awesome skywalks from around the world

1. The Grand Canyon Skywalk, Arizona, USA

The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a transparent horseshoe-shaped cantilever bridge and tourist attraction in Arizona near the Colorado River on the edge of a side canyon in the Grand Canyon West area of the main canyon. About 350 m (1,160 ft ) above the Colorado River this is for sure an awesome way to see the Grand Canyon from a different perspective.

2. Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) skywalk, Shanghai, China

Everybody has seen the bottle-opener shaped Skyscraper in Shanghai,  the Shanghai World Financial Center, but did you know you can visit the 100th floor to walk on a glass floor high above the city?  Spanning 55m and located 474m above ground, the Sky Walk 100 is the world’s highest observatory. Walking on the transparent glass-floor walkway, visitors will experience the feeling that Shanghai lies at their feet, whether they arrive from sunrise to sunset or for the glittering lights at night time.

3.  Heavenly Gate Mountain (天门山) Sky Walk , Zhanjiajie, Hunan, China

We stay in China for the 3rd awe skywalk. The Tianmen mountain, literally translated as Heavenly Gate Mountain (called this way because of a huge natural cave that occurs halfway up to the summit) has a glass walkway around the cliff. The walkway, which is 200ft long and just under three inches thick, will give tourists to Hunan province’s Tianmen Mountain a scare, as they look 1.400 meters (4.700 feet) down between their feet to the rocky canyon below.
Okay, it’s just a walkway by the side of a mountain and there are hundreds of such man-made paths all over the world. Tell that to yourself when you take the first step on the glass floor.

4.  Arenal Sky Walk, Santa Elena, Costa Rica

In the Santa Elena Preserve, Costa Rica you have the change of seeing the rain forest from above on the Arenal Sky Walk. This suspension bridge Sky Walk offers visitors a 3.6km (2 mile) trail system through primary rainforest that includes 5 suspension bridges, 2 observation points and 2 waterfalls.

5.Kinzua Bridge, McKean County, Pennsylvania, USA

The 329-acre Kinzua Bridge State Park offers visitors a chance to walk the Kinzua Bridge Skywalk. Located in McKean County, this park is the home of the newly reinvented Kinzua Viaduct. The Viaduct, once known as the longest and tallest railroad structure at 2,054 feet long and 301 feet high, was partially destroyed by a tornado in 2003. In 2011, the engineering masterpiece was reinvented as a new pedestrian walkway where visitors can stroll 600 feet out on the remaining support towers, peer miles out into the Kinzua Gorge as well as peer down into the partial glass platform at the end of the walkway.

6. Langkawi sky bridge. Langawi, Malaysia

Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 125 metres (410 ft) curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge in Malaysia. It is located 700 metres (2,300 ft) above sea level at the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang on Pulau Langkawi, an island in the Langkawi archipelago in Kedah.  The Langkawi Sky Bridge is accessible by the Langkawi Cable Car.

7. The Capilano skywalk, North Vancouver, Canada

In North Cancouver, Canada, they believe that just a skywalk is not enough, once you passed the 136 metres (450 ft) long Capilano Suspension Bridge crossing the Capilano River at a  70 metres (230 ft) height above the river, you arrive at the treetops adventure where you walk on a pathway between the tree tops only to arrive at the Cliffwalk, an open walkway attached to the side of a cliff. You get to explore the side of a canyon while learning about the effect of water on rock. 

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