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New Mộc Châu Bridge Enters Guinness Records as World's Longest Glass Bridge

This dizzying bridge is not for the faint-hearted.

On May 28, Sơn La provincial authorities officially inaugurated the Bạch Long Bridge (White Dragon) in Mộc Châu. Also on this day, the bridge received recognition from the Guinness World Record as the world’s longest glass bridge, at 632 meters long. The previous record-holder was a 562-meter bridge in the Huangchuan Three Gorges-Longtan Cultural Ecotourism Area in Guangdong Province, China.

Bạch Long Glass Bridge, which is 2.4 meters wide, consists of a 290-meter structure that crosses over the two sides of a gorge — whose depth is up to 150 meters — and an extended glass pathway built along the cliffside with a total length of 342 meters. The bottom glass is three-layer super safety glass from the French company Saint Gobain.

Tourists can walk along the 632-meter glass bridge above the verdant forest. The bridge is also equipped with entertainment technology projecting 60 different visual and audio effects. Walking toward the other end of the bridge, tourists will reach Mường Móoc Cave, also known as Chim Thần Cave (The Fairy Bird cave), in which one can enjoy a comprehensive view of natural stalactite and murals depicting the lives of ancient Thái communities

During its launch on April 30, Bạch Long bridge attracted 4,000 visitors; and 15,000 more visitors over the following three days. According to local tourism officials, this attraction, along with other facilities in the Mộc Châu Island tourist area, aims to give Sơn La tourism a boost, aiding economic recovery in the province in the post-COVID era.

According to the project's investor, the Mộc Châu Island tourist area has cost VND773 billion. Construction of the first phase, which began in 2021, is complete and features multiple facilities, including the Bạch Long Bridge. It's expected to draw up to 700,000 visitors annually and create 500 jobs.

[Photo via Vietnamnet]

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