Tuesday 27 March 2012

No. 1 Bridge under Heaven

The No. 1 Bridge under Heaven, also known as Bridge Across the Sky, Bridge Under the Sun or Tianxia Diyi Qiao, can be found in the Wulingyuan Scenery of the Hunan province in China.

The bridge, a naturally occurring stone arch, is approximately 360 metres above ground and 40 metres long.  There are paths up to it and across but I think I'd prefer to admire from a safe distance.  I have no head for heights.

It's easy to see why this whole area of spectacular scenery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Not only is it scenically amazing, but it's also home to a number of endangered species.

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  1. Wow. What a beautiful place. My heart tells me I'd like to walk across the bridge but my physical aversion to heights tells me it wouldn't be a good idea.

  2. Let's say I wouldn't want to be on there with a crowd but by myself I would do it in a heartbeat. Breathtaking scenery.

  3. I agree with you -- I am glad to look at it from a safe distance. Breathtaking!

  4. You won't see me crossing this bridge either... another wonderful nature postcard from China. It seems there is so much to explore in this country!
    Thank you for commenting on my blog - I think this week it was the host forgetting about the wonderful world ;)

  5. Breathtaking view! And I wouldn't try to cross the bridge either...The Wulingyuan area looks like a beautiful place to visit.

  6. It is indeed a wonderful picture. I recognised the scene from its depiction in pictures hanging from the walls of a hundred Chinese restaurants.


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