When discussing the most breathtaking entertainment projects, the skywalk bridge in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, and the glass skywalk in Chongqing always come to mind. Thrill-seekers who have yet to venture across these skywalks, or want to experience something else to pump up the adrenaline, should check out the sky corridor that recently opened in Qingyuan.
The sky corridor, located at the Huangteng Gorge tourist attraction in Qingyuan, is Guangdong’s highest circular sky corridor and opened to the public last month.
Supported by three huge steel pillars, the sky corridor is also known as the “big rackets” among tourists because it looks like two tennis rackets laid across the mountain. It extends 368 meters out from a cliff and is 500 meters high, which is equivalent to the height of a 166-floor building.
Although you may experience an adrenaline rush when walking, or crawling, along the sky corridor, it’s actually quite safe. What’s more, you can enjoy a nice view. Standing on the corridor, you can see the rafting area and the primitive landscape of the Huangteng Gorge to the north, the urban landscape of Qingyuan to the south, and at dusk a glorious setting sun to the west. During misty days, the whole corridor looks like it’s hanging above a cloud.
The team that designed the sky corridor was so creative that they installed 450 water nozzles and nearly 2,000 electric lights on the outermost circular bridge, creating the world’s largest circular musical waterfall with a total circumference of 168 meters.
During the daytime, the huge artificial waterfall dances to the music like it’s interpreting an elegant waltz in a formal white dress. At dusk, as the angle of the sunshine shifts, the musical waterfall turns into a crystal curtain, creating a dazzling rainbow. As night falls and the lights are turned on, visitors can enjoy a colorful musical waterfall.
Huangteng Gorge is one of the best rafting spots in Guangdong. The rafting area is known as the “smaller Jiuzhaigou” because its water, air and scenery are a close match to the original pristine nature reserve.
Its watercourse is six kilometers long, with clear, fast flowing water and a total drop of 168 meters. The highest fall is 16 meters, while the longest measures nearly 200 meters. There are more than 130 falls and the total rafting time is about three hours. Now that summer is here, you can hop on a high-speed train to Qingyuan to escape the summer heat.
Haohan Slope starts right at entrance of the foot of the gorge. There are a total of 888 stairs from the start to the end. Climbing up the slope, you will be embraced by the lush forest. Also, you will encounter some simulated animals, like dinosaurs, tigers and lions. These “animals” even make some sounds and movements from time to time, producing the illusion that you are inside the movie “Jurassic Park.”
Romantic sky ladder
Before reaching the sky corridor, you will pass through a long passage of Chinese wisteria vines. The pink and purple flowers hanging all around on the green vines produce a romantic atmosphere along the way.
After feasting on the grand natural landscape, you can take a small rest before trying out the exciting kart racing at the foot of the mountain, which is the largest kart track in Qingyuan.
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Transport: Take a high-speed train from Shenzhen North Railway Station to Qingyuan Railway Station, then take bus 105 or 201 to the Huangteng Gorge scenic area.