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10 Terrifying Skywalks around the World

Grand Canyon Skywalk, USA

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Terrifying skywalks are one of the favourite places for the travellers who enjoy amazing views of nature. In our Nature, there are many Natural skywalks that are amazing to experience. There will be a never-ending view of mountains, oceans, and jungles and your eyes will experience a never-ending beauty of nature. Terrifying skywalks are somewhat considered as brilliant human engineering results and they are located in different parts of the world. Some are situated at the top of the tower, however, some are known to be the premier point in the cities across the world. You all will feel as if you are floating into the sky. This will be the bone-chilling experience of your lifetime. So, here we are listing 10 terrifying skywalks around the world.

 Terrifying Skywalks

S.NoSkywalkCountry
1Grand CanyonUnited States
2Bridge ClimbAustralia
3Sky DeckUnited States
4SWFC SkywalkChina
5Glacier SkywalkCanada
6Sky TowerNew Zealand
7TiefenbachkogAustria
8Tianmen MountainChina
9OryukdoSouth Korea
10EdgeWalkCanada

1. Grand Canyon Skywalk, USA

The remarkable skywalk is only opened a few years ago and it is one of the beautiful adventures of the world. The skywalk is 4,000 feet above the canyon floor in the USA. The owner of the skywalk is Hualapai Tribe. They have set a few rules for visitors like they cannot take personal belongings and cameras while going on the skywalk. The terrifying experience and adventurous feeling of walking on the skywalk will be a lifetime experience. You will be standing on a platform made of glass and the rim of the Grand Canyon is 70 feet behind you. You will experience 3 miles of open landscape in front of you. When you dare to see inside, you will nothing but 2,000 feet of air between you and the bottom of the Grand Canyon. This will be one of the experiences that you can only imagine in your dreams.

Grand Canyon Skywalk, USA

2. Bridge Climb Skywalk, Australia

It is one of the most popular and terrifying skywalks in the world. It has a height of about 1700 feet. While you are standing on the skywalk you can view the beauty of the city that will be an amazing experience. You all must have heard about the Sydney Harbour Bridge as an iconic landmark, however, approximately 2.75 million people have climbed the bridge. The landscape view from the Harbour Bridge is an iconic image of our Australia is just incredible. The only drawback is that it a little costly but it will give you a lifetime experience.

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Bridge Climb Skywalk, Australia

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3. The Sky Deck, United States

The Sky Deck is a 108 story skyscraper located in Chicago. Willis Tower was once the tallest building in the world. The tower also offers a sky deck. There are glass boxes that are located in the tower in order to give you an adventurous and amazing view of the city. The width of the Skydeck is around 1.3 meters.  Welcome to the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. At the height of 1,353 feet in the air, the Ledge’s glass boxes come out and extend up to 4.3 feet from the Skydeck giving you a bone thrilling experience. The Ledge additionally known as a glass balcony extends outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower. The Skydeck entrance is located on Franklin Street.

The Sky Deck, United States

4. SWFC Skywalk, China

The skywalk has been located in Shanghai World Financial Centre. The lightning of the Shanghai can be best viewed from the SWFC skywalk and walk on the transparent glass will be an enthralling experience. Shanghai being one of the richest cities in the world in terms of GDP has built an iconic architecture known as the Shanghai World Financial Center. The Shanghai World Financial Centre has three observation decks and the highest has been situated on the 100th floor with an approximate length of 474 meters. The world’s highest observatory will give you incredible views from the transparent glass and during the night as well when the city Shanghai lights up with a stunning view.

SWFC Skywalk, China

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5. Glacier Skywalk, Canada

The skywalk is located in Alberta, Canada. It is also one of the most visited places in Canada. The skywalk is very near to Columbia Icefields that will give you stunning views of glaciers all around. The height of the skywalk is 280 meters which are above Sunwapta Valley. When you will see down you will see the amazing rock formation of nature and when your eyes will go upward you will see the rocks has been covered with a white sheet. The skywalk is just out of the cliff giving you an incredible view of waterfalls, wildlife and fossils. Also, one of the terrifying skywalks has a 1-kilometre walkway and at the end, glass separates you from a 918-foot (280 m) drop. The skywalk will definitely connect you to the beautiful nature in a meaningful way.

Terrifying Skywalks

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6. Sky Tower, New Zealand

The Sky Tower situated in New Zealand is an observation and telecommunications tower. The tower authority also offers an observation deck and also a glass-fronted elevator with an amazing 40 seconds ride. With a height of 328 meters, The iconic Sky Tower architecture giving an incredible view of Auckland’s skyline in the last 20 years. The views are just breathtaking giving you a lifetime experience. At the base of the tower, It has Auckland entertainment complex that is home to two world-class hotels namely with over 20 bars and restaurants. You will experience Panoramic 360˚ views up to 80 kilometres in every direction. The volcanoes and other historical location are visible from the Sky Tower deck.

Sky Tower, New Zealand

7. Tiefenbachkogl Viewing Platform, Austria

They provide stunning views of the Tyrolean Alps in Austria. Tiefenbachkogl Mountain view along with the mountains, glaciers, and valleys will be a lifetime experience. The skywalk also provides a 360 view of the surroundings. The mountain is also very famous among the travellers who can go down the mountains after enjoying the scenic beauty. The skywalk is a favourite spot for intermediate-level skiers who can sky down the mountain after enjoying the iconic view. It can be reached through the gondola ride and continuous through the long tunnel to the mountains and glaciers. Austria also has some of the highest bungee jumps in the world.

Tiefenbachkogl Viewing Platform, Austria

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8. Skywalk on Tianmen Mountain, China

The Tianmen Mountain in China is very famous among tourists. The drive to the mountains is one best experiences of life It also has an elevated arch as you can see in the picture. The walk in the mountains will also be an adventurous experience especially when you are walking on the cliff footpath that I very terrifying and at the same time adventurous. Some part of the cliff footpath is made up of glass that can even terrify you more. The skywalk surrounds the cliffs of the mountain giving a breathtaking view of 4,700 feet. The crystal clear bridge is 3 feet wide, 2 1/2 inches thick that winds around the mountain for 200 feet. You will experience a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains and nature. Sometimes, you will experience clouds underneath, however, this is a rare phenomenon.

Skywalk on Tianmen Mountain, China

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9. Oryukdo Skywalk, South Korea

It has opened very recently in 2013. The place is also one of the main attractions for the visitors who come to see Oryukdo Island. It is a U shaped skywalk with the floor made up of glass. The person will feel like as if he is walking on the ocean. It is located on the high cliff in the Nam-gu district of Busan. The construction of the skywalk finished on September 12, 2012, and it opened to the public back in on October 18, 2013. The theme of the skywalk is “Walking over the sky.” because tourist will experience the view of the waves on the transparent floor. Where the floor ends, the sea stretches out along the skywalk and you can experience best view of Daemado Island on sunny days.

Oryukdo Skywalk, South Korea

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10. EdgeWalk, Canada

The EdgeWalk is located on the CN tower which is the third tallest tower in the world. The Edgewalk located on the 116th floor will be a thrilling experience. It is located 356 meters above the ground. The authority has allowed people in a group of six to walk on the Edge. The Edgewalk is for sure is not for the faint-hearted people as you can see in the picture. This is one of the perfect places for adventure lovers because you can walk outside along the circumference of the roof. It will be one of the most terrifying skywalks giving you the most thrilling experience of your life. The world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) and 356m above the ground. Tourists usually walk in the group of six with an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system.

EdgeWalk, Canada

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These are the terrifying skywalks around the world. Do post your comments.

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