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‘Don’t look down’: Vietnam glass-bottomed bridge targets thrill-seekers

MOC CHAU, Vietnam: A mountain resort in Vietnam has opened a bridge with a bottom made of glass over a gorge 150m below to attract thrill-seeking tourists, the third such bridge in the Southeast Asian country.

The Bach Long suspension bridge, which translates as “White Dragon”, is in Son La province, northwest of the capital, Hanoi, and bordering Laos.

“I dared not look down as I am afraid of heights,” said one visitor, Vi Thi Thu, 22, who ventured onto the bridge after attending Saturday’s opening ceremony, which included dragon dancing and ribbon cutting.

The reinforced glass used for the bridge has three layers, each 40mm thick, and can hold up to 450 people at a time, according to a statement from the facility’s owner.

The bridge is 290m long between two peaks on either side of a gorge, plus a 342-metre pathway on the cliffside.

Source: Channel News Asia

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