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May 28, 2015updated 30 Jul 2021 1:27pm

A Chinese resort has built the world's first musical glass mountain pathway

By City Monitor Staff

In a country as big as China, it can be hard to set yourselves apart from the crowd so as to attract the tourists. Everywhere has cool temples, every region has its own interesting cuisine, hell, even the Great Wall spreads itself over 5,000 miles. 

So one Chinese nature park decided to construct a truly unique tourist attraction: namely, a “High Musical Glass Plank Road”.

This is curiosity gap marketing at its best, people.

The road is actually a 180m-long glass pathway, constructed on the side of a mountain in the Shiniuzhai nature resort in Hunan province. The walkway is fitted with pressure sensors which play one of 70 different notes and sounds whenever visitors walk across the glass panes. 

There are actually similar glass walkways on mountains in other provinces, including Hebei and Sichuan, which is why, presumably, the addition of music was key to this version’s success. The new walkway can rightfully claim the title of “first musical glass mountain pathway” in China. Not an achievement to be sneered at. Not at all.

Anyway, here are some visitors having a great time atop the walkway, apparently impervious to the sheer drop below and beside them:

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Whlile this lot look appropriately cautious:

Images: Getty.

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