Bailong Elevator in China inducted into Guinness Book as tallest outdoor lift

Bailong Elevator in China

If you are afraid of heights, you might probably want to stay away from the Bailong Elevator, which literally means hundred dragons elevator. This tall (even word tall seems dwarf) elevator has been officially inducted into the Guinness World Records as the tallest outdoor lift on 16 July 2015. Standing at 1,070 feet (330 m) high, the glass elevator is build into the side of a giant cliff in the Wulingyuan area of Zhangjiajie, China (area recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site), and did we tell you the heart-pumping ride is also the heaviest outdoor elevator in the world?

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For a slight backgrounder; construction of the elevator begun way in October 1999 and it took good three years before the Bailong elevator was opened for public in May 2002. Despite being dangerously built onto the edge of a cliff, the elevator has been a topic of conversation for environmentalists.

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The Bailong Elevator has a set of three double-deck capsules fraying people to and fro, from the ground to the top of the cliff in just 1 minute and 32 seconds. Hit the jump to see some exciting picture and a video of the world’s highest elevator in action. Don’t miss the Hallelujah Mountains of Pandora-like Sandstone Mountains on the far side of the elevator.

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Images: PlanetofTravel / Via: GuinnessWorldRecords



Bharat writes about latest gadgets, toys, robots and new technologies across various platforms. In addition to reporting and reviewing new products and technologies, he spends too much time digging the internet for endless questions. He's a die-hard football fan and a big foodie who wants to host Man v. Food some day.

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