Glass Walkway Shatters On China’s Yuntai Mountain


Chinese tourists were sent into a panic earlier this week after a pane on a new glass walkway on the side of a 3,540 foot high cliff shattered. The U-shaped platform, attached to a cliff face on Yuntai Mountain, Henan Province, just opened to the public on September 20.

According to reports, the glass broke after a tourist dropped a stainless steel mug. A spokesman at the Yuntai Mountain Scenic Spot said only one of the three layers of glass broke, so the tourists were not in danger. Authorities have closed the tourist attraction for repairs.

A visitor posted a photo of what she said was the cracked glass (below, left) on Chinese social media, and reported that she could feel the walkway shake under her feet the moment when the glass broke, according to People’s Daily Online.

ChinaWalk2Lee Dong Hai was on the walkway at the time and shared his experience on the social media site Weibo.

“My foot shook a little. I looked down and I saw that there was a crack in the floor,” he wrote. “A lot of people started to scream. I screamed out, ‘It cracked! It really cracked!’ and then I pushed the people in front of me so that we could run out of the way.”