China's Super Remote ‘Swinging Bridge’ is a Must-See for Thrill-Seekers
Turns out there are quite a few options for brave travelers visiting the mountainous regions of China. Last year, a 900-foot-long glass bridge opened in China's Shiniuzhai National Geological Park (one of many see-through bridges and walkways suspended over the country’s cliffs and canyons), and now now travelers are visiting a bridge that’s much older: the “swinging bridge” in Hubei Province.
The 262-foot rope, wire, and wood bridge sits almost 400 feet above a lake and, according to Shanghaiist, sways even when there is no wind. The bridge was built years ago to connect two remote rural villages of Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Central China, and residents must still walk across it to go from one town to the other.
While the bridge's remote location has so far spared it the crush of tourists tapping into China's bridge craze, photos of the attraction have been ricocheting across social media, so expect more travelers to go exploring. Swinging bridges not quite your style? Wait a few months, and you can instead visit the world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge in Zhangjiajie, Central China. It opens to the public in May.