Zhangjiajie Scenic Area is known as “Qi” and its main attractions are back garden, Ecstasy, and the first bridge in the world. “Bailong Elevator, Viewing the Beauty of Zhangjiajie” - Bailong Sightseeing Elevator is located in Zhangjiajie Scenic Spot and is the only one in the world with three crowns: “the world's tallest, highest-load, fastest-existing fully exposed outdoor sightseeing elevator”.
The Bailong Sightseeing Elevator is a vertical transportation that connects the water from the four gates across the vast cliffs to Yuanjiajie and Tianzishan. Bailong Elevator has an imposing appearance. It has an operating height of 326 meters, a running time of 1 minute 58 seconds, and an hourly capacity of 4,000 passengers.
Bailong Ladder has a vertical elevation of 335 meters and an operating height of 326 meters. It is composed of 154 meters of vertical shafts in the mountain and 172 meters of steel derricks attached to the mountain. It uses three double-decker full-exposure sightseeing lines and runs separately.
The French climber Casanova climbed a free-hand to challenge the world’s first 172-meter-long steel structure derrick from Bailong Ladder. He took 68 minutes and 26 seconds to succeed without any security measures.
The Bailong Ladder started construction in September 1999 and cost RMB 180 million. It was put into operation in April 2002 and was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as "the highest outdoor lift". It is a perfect combination of natural beauty and artificial wonders.
In 2015, Bailong Sightseeing Elevator was fully upgraded, adding 14 people each time in a one-way journey. The time was reduced from 1 minute 58 seconds to 66 seconds. The original five-hour journey took only one minute and tourists came to experience it.
Bailong Sightseeing Elevator is a great spectacle in China and the world. It will become China's “Eiffel Tower” and a new highlight of Zhangjiajie tourism, which is of great significance for the promotion of tourism development in Zhangjiajie.
The opening of the elevator will connect the Tianzi Mountain and Jinbianxi boutique tourism lines together, solving the traffic bottleneck problem that has plagued scenic spots for many years. The sky-high elevators running up and down are extremely exciting and scary.
Bailong Elevator has turned many places that have been inaccessible into tourist attractions and has brought the beauty of Zhangjiajie's “backyard garden” from behind the scenes to the stage.
It is reported that in order to facilitate domestic and foreign tourists can safely and conveniently go downhill, Bailong Lati business hours have now changed to 24 hours of operation. By then, no matter if you want to go to the mountains to see the sunrise, or if you are attracted by the beauty and forget about the return time, you can take the highest outdoor elevator and travel through the core area of Zhangjiajie. You do not have to worry about time and you cannot return.
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