China opens glass-bottomed bridge named ‘Brave Men’s Bridge’….

Visitors walk across the terrifying glass-bottomed bridge in China. Picture: Chinatopix Via AP/ CHINA OUT

THIS is not for the faint of heart.

China has opened a glass bottomed bridge hovering 180m metres above the valley floor in Pingjiang county in Hunan province.

Stretching 300 metres long, the glass suspension bridge is named Haohan Qiao, translating in English to ‘Brave Men’s Bridge’ and it’s not hard to see why.

The bridge was originally wooden until its conversion using glass panes 24mm thick and 25 times stronger than normal glass.

Don’t look down. Picture: Chinatopix Via AP/CHINA OUT

Don’t look down. Picture: Chinatopix Via AP/CHINA OUTSource:AP

It’s a long way to the end. Picture: Chinatopix Via AP/ CHINA OUT

It’s a long way to the end. Picture: Chinatopix Via AP/ CHINA OUTSource:AP

China also has plans for another glass-bottomed suspension bridge in the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area, about 300 kilometres northwest of Shiniuzhai.

When completed, it will be the world’s highest and longest glass bridge at 430 meters long and 300 meters high.

Visitors wear protective shoe coverings as they walk across the bridge. Picture: Chinatopix Via AP/ CHINA OUT

Visitors wear protective shoe coverings as they walk across the bridge. Picture: Chinatopix Via AP/ CHINA OUTSource:AP

Source….www.news.com.au

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Chinese Farmers Turn Rice Paddies Into Stunning Works Of Art….

Farmers in Shenyang, China, created these dazzling rice paddy images to pray for blessings, according to Imagine China. The locals inLiaoning province, members of the Xibo ethnic group, create a 3D effect with different varieties of rice saplings. The finished works span about 25 acres.

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A 3D rice paddy painting is displayed at a paddy field in Shenyang city, in northeast China’s Liaoning province, on June 22.
Source…www. huffingtonpost.com
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Striking Photos Of Borders Around The World…

Any experienced traveler knows that it’s possible to be in two places at once… and sometimes, even three. Some borders are simply metaphorical lines on a map. But other borders provide stark, physical contrasts between one country or region and another.

There are borders that blaze through trees, float on water and even cause roadway mix-ups in their effort to mark the spot where one place ends and another begins. See how it’s done around the world.

The Netherlands and Belgium

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Here, the Belgian village of Baarle-Hertog and the Dutch village of Baarle-Nassau arepatch-worked together in little pieces. Travelers cross the international border all the time, and white marks on the ground tell them which country they’re in.

2. United States and Canada

The border of the United States and Canada.

Every few years, workers re-cut the forested border between the U.S. and Canada, affectionately referred to as the Slash.

3. Poland and Ukraine

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This crop design was part of a 2012 art exhibition on the border between Poland and Ukraine.

4. Haiti and the Dominican Republic

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Deforestation issues are obvious at the border between Haiti (left) and the Dominican Republic (right).

5. China and Macau

TIL Macau drives on the left side of the road, mainland China drives on the right, so this is what they do at the border

Macau is a special administrative region of China, where locals drive on the left side of the road. The rest of China drives on the right, hence the highway changeup at the border.

6. United States and Mexico

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At Border Field State Park, a fence separates San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico.

7. Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil

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Interesting landmarks abound at the Triple Frontier, where the Paraná River and the Iguazu River meet.

8. Germany and the Czech Republic

This is the border between Germany and the Czech Republic, showcasing two different approaches to bark beetle infestation - silvicultural intervention versus intentional neglect.

These countries clearly have different ways of dealing with their pesky bark beetle infestation.

9. Former East and West Germany

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Near the town of Ifta, you’ll find one of many sites where the former East Germany meets the former West Germany. Museums, exhibits and memorials abound, too.

Source…www.huffingtonpost.in

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