Thursday, 9 June 2016

The Baillong Elevator China



Peoples always prefer elevators instead of stairs. However, if you face any situation of to go up to more than 1,000 feet cliff, what will you do? Obviously you’ll take prefer to hang on elevators instead of stairs.  The Baillong Elevator in China from 1,000 cliff ascension to a ride through a massive aquarium is the most jaw-dropping lifts in the world. The Bailong Elevator is a glass elevator built onto the side of a huge cliff in the Wulingyuan area of Zhangjiajie, China. The Bailong Elevators is not for the faint-hearted peoples. The formidable Bailong Elevator, also known as the 'hundred dragons sky lift'. The mega structure is composed of three separate glass elevators, each of which can carry up to 50 people at a time.

The lift is literally Hundred Dragons Elevator that is 1,070 feet high, claimed to be the highest and heaviest outdoor elevator in the world. The Bailong Elevator project is completed with a huge cost of approximately £13million (120million Yuan) project claims to be the highest and heaviest outdoor elevator in the world. Therefore, upto 1,400 sightseers get the rare experience of stomach-churning ride which offers a breathtaking views across Zhangjiajie's distinguished sandstone pillars, whispered by some to be the inspiration for the 'floating peaks' in the film, Avatar.

The Bailong Elevator is the most incredible and exhilarating lifts from around the world, where the ride to the top is as thrilling as the view. The incredible observation elevator, which is taller than The Shard, can transport guests to the top of a 1,070ft-tall cliff from its base in less than two minutes. The Bailong Elevator construction started in 1999, and completed in 2002. Hence, many times the journey is more unbelievable than the destination itself - as these jaw-dropping elevators prove.  

The lift was opened for public in 2002; however environmental effects of the elevator have been a big debate and controversy. Because Wulingyan area was officially declared World Heritage Sites in 2002. However, in 2002-2003 the operations were stopped for 10 months due to safety issues. Moreover, in 2015, The Bailong Elevator was officially recognized by Guinness World Records of World’s tallest outdoor lift, the world's tallest double-deck sightseeing elevator and the world's fastest passenger elevator with biggest carrying capacity. The Bailong Elevator project took three years to build and has fascinated a large number of tourists to the area