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Just one of China’s many vertigo-inducing glass walkways.
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Photos: China’s unique tourist spectacles, seen from above

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.

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Tourists walk on a glass-floor suspension bridge in Zhangjiajie, south China’s Hunan province.
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Flower fields at seen from an aerial view in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province, in 2016.
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An aerial view shows people practising yoga on a glass sightseeing platform ahead of the International Day of Yoga, on the outskirts of Beijing
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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-bottomed skywalk on Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province.
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An aerial view shows a glass suspension bridge at the Shiniuzhai National Geopark in Pinging county, Hunan province.
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A mural made of rice plants is seen at a paddy field in Shenyang, Liaoning province.
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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.
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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 Shanghai Disney Resort in Shanghai, China.
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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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