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Guizhou turns world-class bridges into scenic areas

eguizhou.gov.cn| Updated: 2021-10-19 Print


A night view of Guizhou's Pingtang Bridge [Photo/ddcpc website]

Guizhou province, China's only province with no plains, is home to various world-class bridges. These bridges not only make transportation more convenient in Guizhou, but also serve as scenic areas to attract tourists.

Pingtang Bridge in Pingtang county has the world's highest concrete bridge tower. It has set up a service area and become a famous scenic spot since it opened on Oct 1 last year. Many visitors choose to go sightseeing in Pingtang county during the day and stay at the service area's hotel at night to enjoy views of the bridge.


Pingtang Bridge's service area offers accommodation, catering, and a museum. [Photo/ddcpc website]

To further meet the needs of tourists, the service area is equipped with restrooms for drivers, gas stations, canteens providing ethnic food, supermarkets, parking spaces, conference centers, playgrounds for minors, tourist centers, and camping areas for caravans.

Anshun city's Baling River Bridge offers bungee jumping from a height of 370 meters, making it the world's highest commercial bungee jumping facility. In addition, the bridge also provides activities such as high altitude swings, parachute gliders, parachuting, and sightseeing.


The Baling River Bridge has the world's highest commercial bungee jumping facility. [Photo/ddcpc website]

So far, Guizhou has built 21,000 bridges, with more than 5,000 under construction. It is known as a "Bridge Museum".

Statistics show that among the world's top 10 highest bridges, five are located in Guizhou.

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