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Just one of China’s many vertigo-inducing glass walkways.

Photos: China’s unique tourist spectacles, seen from above

Johnny Simon
By Johnny Simon


Geometric fields of flowers, vertigo-inducing glass-bottom bridges and an illuminated ice festival. China has a way with spectacles that sometimes, like a solar-panel field in the shape of a panda, serve no purpose other than to be playful photo ops. Other attractions that have popped up in recent years have tested tourists’ constitutions, like the multitude of see-through walkways that have popped up in mountainous regions.

Take a look of some of China’s charmingly unique, dizzying, and spectacularly large tourist attractions.

Flower fields at seen from an aerial view in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province, in 2016.
An aerial view shows people practising yoga on a glass sightseeing platform ahead of the International Day of Yoga, on the outskirts of Beijing
An aerial view shows a glass suspension bridge at the Shiniuzhai National Geopark in Pinging county, Hunan province.
Reuters/Sheng Li
A mural made of rice plants is seen at a paddy field in Shenyang, Liaoning province.
Tourists visit a tulip field in Zhumadian, Henan province in 2016
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About 900 tents, placed to form the shape of a Chinese dragon, line a beach in Qingdao, Shandong province, October 13, 2012. The formation established a new Guinness World Record for the largest jigsaw made of tents, local media reported.
Reuters/China Daily
The figure of the Olympic Rings are seen in a field Kaiyang county, Guizhou province in 2008.
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An aerial view of the Datong Panda Power Plant where solar panels are placed to form the pattern of a panda in Datong, Shanxi Province of China.
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An aerial view of the Harbin Ice and Snow festival in 2016.
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Tourists walk on a glass-floor suspension bridge in Zhangjiajie, south China’s Hunan province.
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