International Press Impressed with World's Longest Glass-bottomed Bridge in Vietnam
|The Bach Long glass bridge in Son La province of Vietnam. Photo: Getty Image via Business Insider|
Several foreign media outlets have run stories highlighting the thrilling views of the Bach Long glass bridge in Son La province of Vietnam, considered the longest of its kind in the world. The bridge officially opened to public on April 30.
Agence France-Presse (AFP), a leading global news agency, observed that the Bach Long pedestrian bridge snakes around dizzying cliff faces before spanning the length of a dramatic valley between two peaks, stretching for a total length of 632 metres.
Mr. Hoang Manh Duy, a representative of the bridge's operator said that when visitors stand on the bridge, they are able to admire the beauty of nature in the surrounding area.
According to AFP’s article, Bach Long is the world's longest glass-bottomed bridge, surpassing a 526-metre structure that exists in Guangdong, China. Guinness World Records officials plan to visit the bridge this month to determine if that's true, cited form Business Insider.
Meanwhile, the New Zealand Herald noted that tourists were thrilled by the unveiling of the Bach Long bridge.
“While the attraction is yet to welcome Guinness adjudicators from the World Record Body, it has no fear of not measuring up having already claimed the title of the longest walking glass bridge,” the New Zealand-based outlet stated.
It stressed that the attraction can hold up to 450 people at a time and there is the option of doing a leap of faith between the two peaks in the Moc Chau Island Mountain Park Hotel.
“Made of enameled, reinforced glass - operators proved the strength of the see-through bridge by driving a 4x4 ute across it,” the New Zealand Herald added.
|The attracted roughly 15,000 visitors during the first three days of the national holiday from April 30 to May 2. Photo: Getty Image via Business Insider|
Business Insider crowned Back Long "a daredevil's next fascination," adding that it attracted roughly 15,000 visitors during the first three days of the national holiday.
Holiday tickets cost VND650,000, equivalent to US$28.31, each for adults and VND450,000 for children, a price which is VND100,000 higher than on normal days.
The bridge's deck is made of super tempered glass produced by leading French company Saint Gobain, including three layers which are 40m thick.
|Guinness World Records officials plan to visit the bridge this month to determine if it is the longest one in the world. Photo: Getty Image via Business Insider|
A popular Japanese journal called TRVLWIRE also introduced the Bach Long bridge for Japanese readers a week prior to the opening.
Meanwhile, Yahoo News! helped this Vietnamese destination reach British tourists by announcing the ticket costs in Pound. In particular, tickets to visit the bridge are priced at VND 650,000 (£22.64) for adults and VND 450,000 (£15.67) for children on a holiday, significantly higher than VND 100,000 (£3.48), what it costs on normal days.
Published on April 30, the same day as the opening of the bridge, a video called "Vietnam opens new glass-bottomed bridge I Al Jazeera Newsfeed" by Al Jazeera English on Youtube has now reached more than 27 thousand views. The Al Jazeera English's Youtube channel has reached more than 282 million households in over 140 countries across the globe. The video alone received more than 200 likes, showing the positive view that the global audience has for the Bach Long bridge.
The same video was shared on Al Jazeera English's Facebook account and was also a big hit with 28,8 thousand views and 600 likes. The comment section is filled with praised for the bridge builders. One comment said: "I give the maximum respect to the Engineers, set of profession who are capable of converting imagination into realities. God bless them with good health and more deep wisdom. All hail the Engineers."
Video by Al Jazeera English on Youtube
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