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Amazing transparent bridge seems to disappear into thin air in China’s “Avatar” mountains

Amazing transparent bridge seems to disappear into thin air in China's “Avatar” mountains

The incredible structure is designed to blend in with the landscape of the mountains of Zhangjiajie.

The transparent footbridge, suspended high between two mountain-tops, will cost over £4million to build and has been created by Martin Duplantier Architectes (MDA) and Daqian Landscape Architects, who won a design competition.

The idea is that the impressive structure mirrors the environment and gives the optical illusion of blending into thin air

The idea is that the impressive structure mirrors the environment and gives the optical illusion of blending into thin air

It will be built using mirrored stainless steel and the floor will be made of black stone that becomes reflective when wet, according to Designboom.com.

The idea is that the structure mirrors the environment and gives the optical illusion of blending into thin air -definitely making it unsuitable for those scared of heights.

The bridge will be made up of two layers, however, so there are some options for nervous visitors.

The upper level that connects the two rock faces is in the shape of an elliptical disk and doesn’t have a see-through floor.

A winding black stone path leads intrepid explorers from one peak to the other.

As well as walking across the hair-raising bridge you can also sleep in one of three pavilions, which will also be built sky-high

As well as walking across the hair-raising bridge you can also sleep in one of three pavilions, which will also be built sky-high

With its deep canyons, majestic waterfalls, and sandstone-quartz pillars towering over 650 feet high, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China’s Hunan province looks straight out of a 3D science-fiction film. So it’s no surprise that one of the park’s rock formations — the 3,544-ft “Southern Sky Column” — inspired the fictional world of “Pandora” in James Cameron’s blockbuster film “Avatar.”

 

An 'Avatar' statue is seen at the Tianzi Mountain on September 1, 2013 in Zhangjiajie, China. Zhangjiajie National Forest

An ‘Avatar’ statue is seen at the Tianzi Mountain on September 1, 2013 in Zhangjiajie, China. Zhangjiajie National Forest

 

A statue of an ikran/banshee/dragon at a viewpoint

A statue of an ikran/banshee/dragon at a viewpoint

 

 

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