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On top of the world! See visitors enjoy ride in world's tallest outdoor lift in China04:40

On top of the world! See visitors enjoy ride in world's tallest outdoor lift in China

China, Zhangjiajie
January 19, 2021 at 10:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

The outdoor lift which was built in Hunan Province's Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and holds the Guiness World Record for world's tallest one allows tourists and locals to enjoy the mesmerising view and get on the top of the mountain cliff in less than two minutes. People were seen enjoying the ride on Friday, January 15.

In just under 88 seconds, the Bailong Elevator takes visitors up a 326-metre (1,070 ft) sandstone mountain cliff which reportedly inspired the original Avatar movie.

"The Bailong Elevator has a vertical height difference of 335 metres (1099 ft.) and a running height of 326 metres (1069 ft.). It runs at a constant speed of five meters per second. It only takes one minute and 28 seconds for a single journey," explained Shen Jie, the spokesperson at the venue.

Construction work on the site began in 1999 and was completed by April 2002.

The site which usually attracts about 14,000 visitors daily reportedly saw that number go down almost by half due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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The outdoor lift which was built in Hunan Province's Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and holds the Guiness World Record for world's tallest one allows tourists and locals to enjoy the mesmerising view and get on the top of the mountain cliff in less than two minutes. People were seen enjoying the ride on Friday, January 15.

In just under 88 seconds, the Bailong Elevator takes visitors up a 326-metre (1,070 ft) sandstone mountain cliff which reportedly inspired the original Avatar movie.

"The Bailong Elevator has a vertical height difference of 335 metres (1099 ft.) and a running height of 326 metres (1069 ft.). It runs at a constant speed of five meters per second. It only takes one minute and 28 seconds for a single journey," explained Shen Jie, the spokesperson at the venue.

Construction work on the site began in 1999 and was completed by April 2002.

The site which usually attracts about 14,000 visitors daily reportedly saw that number go down almost by half due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.