Vietnam has opened its second glass bridge, offering the public an awe-inspiring view of O Quy Ho Mountain Pass and the fabled Hoang Lien Son range.
Situated on top of the mountain pass in northern Lai Chau province, the 60-meter-long, five-meter-wide glass bridge stretches 600 meters above ground and some 2,200 meters above sea level.
The bridge is also located within Rong May, a tourist site featuring modern amenities including a swimming pool, an entertainment complex, a hotel and some bungalows. The Rong May bridge was inaugurated on November 16 as part of Thac Trang (White Falls) tourism project in Son Binh commune, Tam Duong district.
Sun Gate Group, which reportedly spent 1 trillion Vietnam Dong ($43.4 million), will operate the complex for 50 years.
Using its 300-meter tall glass elevator and then passing through the glass bridge will allow visitors to reach the mountain peak without the usual four-hour trek. Accessing the bridge costs 400,000 Vietnamese Dong ($17.20) for adults and 200,000 Vietnamese Dong ($8.60) for children, reports Saignoneer.
Viewing the Hoang Lien Son range is arguably its main selling point among foreign tourists as the majestic mountain scenery was included in National Geographic’s list of top places to visit in 2019.
The tourism site also provides access to the center of Sapa tourism area
, which features popular attractions such as the Tac Tinh waterfalls, Tien Son cave, Pu Sam Cap cave and community-based tourist areas of Thai, Mong, Dao, Lao, Lu ethnic minority groups.