VOV.VN - Several foreign media outlets have run stories highlighting the attractiveness of the Bach Long glass bridge in Son La province of Vietnam considered the longest of its kind in the world, when 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.
It also quoted Hoang Manh Duy, a representative of the bridge's operator, as saying 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.
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.
According to local media Vnexpress, the world’s longest glass bridge 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.
Furthermore, the entire cable car system was imported from the Republic of Korea.