Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records

Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records
Built on a vertical sandstone cliff in Zhangjiajie park (China), the world's tallest outdoor lift Bach Long holds two other "respectable" records.

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Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records

Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records
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The elevator system of Bach Long is located in Zhangjiajie National Park, the famous scenic spot of Wu Lang Yuan (Hunan Province, China). "Rising up" amidst the picturesque landscape at the site of the World Heritage site, this monumental engineering project was officially recognized as the world's highest outdoor elevator in 2015.
Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records

Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records
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The lift shaft and the tunnel of the elevator are carved in a special sandstone column from thousands of stone pillars in the area. The total height of the system is 335 m, of which the lift shaft section is 326 m. 154 m of the elevator are located inside the mountain walls and the remaining 172 m is steel cranes close to the rocky cliffs.
Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records

Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records

Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records

Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records
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The construction of the Bach Long elevator began in 1999 and was completed and opened to the public in 2002. The system consists of three 2-story sightseeing elevators running in parallel. Each elevator can accommodate a maximum of 50 passengers (4,900 kg) and a speed of 3 m / s (an increase of 5 m / s since 2013). If 3 elevators are running simultaneously, the one way passenger will reach 4,000 people per hour.
Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records

Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records
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With impressive technical undeniable numbers, Bach Long is not only the tallest outdoor elevator in the world, but also holds the record for the highest 2-story sightseeing lift and fast passenger lift with the greatest carrying capacity.
Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records

Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records

Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records

Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records

Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records
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The three sides of the elevator are made of transparent glass, giving visitors a new sightseeing experience. Standing inside, visitors can admire the whole magical scenery of the spectacular sandstone pillars rising from the forest floor of Truong Gia Gioi park. This majestic setting is also the inspiration for creating the Pandora Hallelujah mountains in the famous Avatar fantasy film.
Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records

Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records
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The world's highest outdoor elevator had to be idle for 10 months during 2002-2003 due to safety concerns. Now, the system of Bach Long has been improved with modern safety equipment, attaching special alarms to evacuate in case of earthquake ... Everything continues to work smoothly again.
Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records

Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records
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The Bach Long Elevator allows visitors to see many areas of the park that were previously only accessible by the dangerous mountain path, which takes 2-3 hours to move. This time barrier is removed, visitors do not have to stay overnight, fewer restaurants and mountain lodges. At the same time, the elevator system helps solve the problem of traffic congestion that has existed for many years and significantly increased the number of visitors to Truong Gia Gioi National Park.

Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records Heart attack with an outdoor lift hanging along the sandstone wall currently holding 3 world records Reviewed by Duy Khiêm on October 04, 2019 Rating: 5

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