Thursday, October 4, 2007

Bailong Elevator

I've found another reason why I want to travel to China... I want to visit Bailong Elevator (百龍觀光電梯)!!

This 326m high elevator is located in Zhangjiajie, China (張家界, 武陵源風景區). It has three Guinness World Records:
  • World’s tallest full-exposure outdoor elevator
  • World’s tallest double-deck sightseeing elevator
  • World’s fastest passenger traffic elevator with biggest carrying capacity
Going from bottom to top of cliff only takes 2 mins. Other means (e.g. cars) will take 4 hours.

However, due to the potential harm to the surrounding landscape, this elevator's future remains uncertain. I hope I'll have a chance to visit it before it closes down.

Deputy Dog <- This site also talks about other famous elevators as well. Awesome Asia

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