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This Bending Bridge In China Is A Must On Your Bucket List

Oct 28, 2021 ByRebecca Rodriguez

For all of you adrenaline junkies out there, add this bending bridge to your bucket list ASAP! We are talking about the Ruyi Bridge at Shenxianju Scenic Area in Taizhou, Zhejiang, China. Soaring more than 459 feet in the sky, the three-bridged structure has a deck partially made out of glass that extends from the east to west canyons of Shenxianju. The view just might be worth the sheer terror of being that up high in the sky.

According to Chinese folklore, the bridge’s name, “Ruyi” conveys power and good fortune and it seems that this impressive architectural design has brought exactly that to the province of Zhejiang, attracting thousands of tourists and becoming the subject of many social media posts. When the design was first pitched in 2017, it was described as “integrating” with the natural scenery and a social media post from the Shenxianju Scenic Areas described its architecture as “fairy draped silk”. The finished result not only successfully captured that very essence but managed to exceed expectations: The bridge really does look like it’s floating in the sky while managing to blend delicately with its surroundings.

Ruyi Bridge Birds View

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So if you are searching for your next adventure, look no further. This impressive bridge will surely be able to satisfy that nagging travel bug sensation that’s been developing during quarantine. And if you like this bridge, China has many more to offer. It’s currently home to the longest suspension glass bridge in Lianzhou, Guangdong Province.