AttractionsVietnam, not China, will soon be home to the world's longest glass bridge spanning 632m.

Bach Long comes along as the world's longest glass bridge

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The 632m-long Bach Long glass bridge is located in Moc Chau, Vietnam's northern highlands town around 200km from Hanoi.
The 632m-long Bach Long glass bridge is located in Moc Chau, Vietnam's northern highlands town around 200km from Hanoi. Photo Credit: Moc Chau Tourism

Move over China. Vietnam will soon have the world's longest glass bridge.

Come Vietnam's Reunification Day on 30 April 30, the Bach Long bridge will open to Moc Chau, a northern highlands town around 200km from Hanoi. The 632m-long glass bridge is set to be one of the province's top tourism attractions.

The bridge deck, about 150m above the ground, is said to be made of three layers of 40mm-thick super tempered glass produced by French company Saint Gobain. The entire cable car system is imported from South Korea.

Only 500 people will be allowed to walk on the bridge at a time to ensure safety, according to a Moc Chau Island Tourist Area representative.

The local tourism authorities are currently seeking Guinness world record recognition for Bach Long as the world’s longest glass bridge.

And when that happens, Bach Long will topple the records currently held by Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, which measures about 430m long in China's Hunan Province.

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