There are many incredible views around the world from hilltops and mountains – whether you can look across valleys, mountain tops or the sea, there is something special, a feeling of grandeur and being one with the universe with all the world opening in front of you. Built either above the gorge to connect the two mountains or just as a viewpoint to offer the most amazing scenery there possibly is, these bridges and skywalks have an additional flare to them – they were built to be see-through, also offering the view right below your feet. Would you dare to walk across one?
1. Tianmen Mountain Skywalk, China
We can’t help but start with one of the most terrifying and beautiful skywalks that we have seen – Tianmen Mountain Skywalk was made only for the bravest of the brave. Tianmen or ‘Heavenly gate’ mountain got its name for the huge hole in the middle of the mountain that seems just like a gate to another world. Only 1.6 m wide, the glass walkway leads around the cliffs overlooking the Zhangiaije National Forest Park in China offering the most beautiful views or the scariest vertigo.
2. Grand Canyon Skywalk, USA
You can definitely get one of the best views of the Grand Canyon in Arizona from the Grand Canyon Skywalk near the Colorado River. The horse-shoe-shaped glass skywalk commissioned and owned by the Hualapai Indian Tribe has attracted numerous tourists ever since it was opened in 2007, providing breathtaking views over one of the most iconic landscapes of the USA.
3. Sapa Glass Bridge, Vietnam
One of the most popular destinations of northern Vietnam, Sapa, is home to the glass bridge with a truly impressive name – Cau Kinh Rong May which means Dragon in Cloud Glass Bridge. The name is well-deserved as the 60 m long and 5 m wide bridge stands at a height of around 2000 m above sea level. Located on the top of O Quy Ho Pass, the view it offers to its visitors is completely stunning!
4. Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, China
When opened in 2016, the 430 m long and 300 m high Zhangijiaje glass bridge was the tallest and highest glass bridge in the world. Though not the forerunner anymore, the bridge located in China in Hunan still offers its visitors the extraordinary views. And, as if this wasn’t enough, in the middle of the bridge there is a bungee jumping platform so that the truly adventurous ones can dive deep into the beauty beneath.
5. Bihar glass bridge, India
Situated amidst five beautiful hills and built-in line with China’s Hangzhou province glass bridge, the first Indian Glass Sky Walk is in Rajgir, Nalanda district of Bihar. Recently built, the bridge that can accommodate 40 visitors at a time will certainly become a magnet for tourists and adventurers.
6. Dachstein Skywalk, Austria
One of the most spectacular views of the Alps is offered from the Dachstein Skywalk in Austria. From it, you will be able to enjoy the views of the incredible south part of Dachstein, known for its beauty and significance and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage list. The circular path will also lead you over the longest suspension bridge in Austria, giving you the opportunity to see gorgeous views and mountaintops of the Alps.
7. Hongyagu Glass Footbridge, China
Located in the beautiful area of the Hebei province in northeastern China, the Hongyagu Glass Footbridge offers incredible views of the waterfalls and mountains around you. With its length of 488 m, it is the longest glass bridge in the world, connecting two very steep cliffs. Four meters wide and at 288 m height, hanging over a beautiful valley, it is truly an incredible experience for anyone who dares to walk across.
8. Glacier skywalk, Canada
Situated above a canyon between Banff and Jasper National Parks, the Glacier Skywalk is a part of a larger Discovery Walk with informational displays about the geology, history and wildlife of the region. Truly breathtaking!
9. Chamonix skywalk, France
Though technically not really a bridge or a skywalk, we had to include this special glass experience. The “Step into the Void” at the uppermost terrace of the Aiguille du Midi is actually a glass room with a glass floor which allows the visitor a unique experience amidst the highest peaks of Western Europe. The view is incredible and the picture and the experience is truly unique.
10. Skywalk Biokovo, Croatia
In the south of Croatia, situated in the beautiful Biokovo Nature Park, a recently opened tourist attraction is already bringing in numerous visitors. Skywalk Biokovo in the shape of a horseshoe offers the most beautiful view of the Adriatic Sea. Simply mesmerizing!