Cloud Bridge Glass Skywalk in Chongqing

Cloud Bridge Glass Skywalk Chongqing China

Among some of the latest tourism products in China is the new Cloud Bridge or Glass Bridge in Yunyang, Chongqing which is also the world's longest cantilever bridge. This transparent glass skywalk (云端廊桥) located in the Yunyang Longgang Scenic Spot or Longgang National Geological Park was officially opened on the 1st of May 2015 and is still undergoing some minor renovations. 

The Cloud Bridge is also built on a cliff which is 718 metres above ground level and is 26.68 metres long. In total, the cliff in Yunyang is 1010 metres above sea level making this one of the highest viewing bridges in the world too. The full completion of this attraction is also scheduled to be done by October 2015, but it is now open to the public. 

The beauty about this glass bridge is that visitors can walk on the glass flooring in a loop where they can view the beautiful canyon and river below. The maximum number of people that can go on this cantilever is 30 at one time where they will spend around 20-30 minutes per session.

Video of Cloud Bridge Glass Skywalk in Chongqing


While Chongqing is still new to international tourism, much attention has been paid here where signs in English are seen all over the place. Translation work needs to be improved but my hats off to Chongqing Tourism for attempting to lure tourist from all over the world.

During the trip here, I could not help but notice quite a number of foreign tourist from western countries walking around here. This goes to show that when China does something, they go all out to do it. For me, this was quite impressive as I totally did not expect to see such amazing tourism products here.

Chongqing Cloud Glass Bridge
View of the Cloud Glass Bridge from the bottom of the river (zoomed photo)
This amazing man-made structure puts Chongqing on the world map with one of the places to visit before you die due to the incredible Cloud Glass Bridge and its surrounding attractions.

In the photo above, you are looking at the structure from the Clearwater Lake below, another attraction where you will go on a boat cruise. The photo is also pretty much zoomed from below as it is over 700 metres high.

China Glass Skywalk Chongqing
Standing on the glass panel and looking down
For those with a fear of heights, it's do-or-die here. Either you make that challenge to walk on the glass skywalk or you can just view it from a distance. The thrill of looking down is something you will remember for life. Not everyday, you get a chance to stand and look 700 meters under you.

Longgang National Geological Park Chongqing
Breathtaking views of the Longgang National Geological Park from the glass skywalk
Again, visitors can take photographs here unlike the other popular glass bridge in Arizona USA. This is also part of the new development to promote Chongqing as a tourist destination to the world. The Chongqing Yunyang Longgang Scenic Spot (重庆云阳龙缸景区) includes 4 other interesting touristic spots which are;

• Qingshui Lake (清水湖)
• Shisun River (石笋河)
• Road of Love (爱之路)
• Cliff Gallery Road (绝壁栈道)

For safety concerns, the Chongqing Cloud Bridge is built with modern technology to withstand natural disasters, including typhoons up to a magnitude of 14 and earthquakes registering a maximum of 8.0 on the Richter scale. 

Yunyang Longgang Scenic Spot Map
Map of the Yunyang Longgang Scenic Spot Area
Ticket Price to the Cloud Bridge 
• Yunyang Longgang Scenic Spot Ticket  Price - RMB120 per person
• Cloud Bridge  Ticket Price - RMB60 per person
• Yunyang Longgang Scenic Spot Shuttle - RMB20 per person
• It is advisable to take the shuttle as all tourist attractions are far

How to go to Yunyang Longgang Scenic Spot or Longgang National Geological Park
• 4 hours drive from Chongqing to Yunyang
• 2 hours drive from Yunyang town to Yunyang Longgang Scenic Spot

Yunyang Longgang Scenic Spot Information
Yunyang Longgang Scenic Spot Information
Best Time to visit the Yunyang Longgang Scenic Spot in Chongqing

The best time to visit Chongqing is from January to March and September to November as this is where you can experience the full picturesque of the entire place complete with the vibrant colours of nature.

In the summer, it gets pretty cloudy, hazy and packed with loads of local people. In the winter, it is cold here as the place is 1000 metres above sea level. For photographers, March-April and October-November is ideal for photography here at the Longgang National Geological Park. 

General Tips

1. As the Yunyang Longgang Scenic Spot is huge, the locations of all the attractions are quite far apart and we highly recommend that you take the transport shuttle for a very small fee of RMB20 per person. This will save you lots of time. For those with walking issues, this is your solution. But mind you that there will still be some walking involved, just not as much.

Yunyang Longgang Scenic Spot Shuttle Service
Yunyang Longgang Scenic Spot Shuttle Service
2. This entire place is amazing for photographers and we highly recommend you bring your tripod for photography around here. Also, bring spare memory cards and batteries as there is much photos to take here.

3. Comfortable Walking Shoes are a must here! As mentioned in the first tip, the place is huge where it interconnects to all the attractions via walking. So avoid slippers, sandals and most importantly, those wedges or high heels.

4. Go with an English speaking guide if you want to learn about the history or general information here. Otherwise, you're on your own here.

For those interested in visiting this amazing glass skywalk, AirAsia X flies to Chongqing 4 times a week. There are also other airlines flying into this part of China too. Chongqing is a developing city but then again, well known for their old heritage and culture. There are quite a number of interesting tourist spots found around here but the most recommended for first timers would be to visit the Cloud Bridge Glass Skywalk in Chongqing.


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