I have been to China 7 times. When I go there, I usually stay in Beijing. It takes only 2 hours to get to Beijing from Ulanbator (capital city of Mongolia). The last time that I have been to Beijing was last year’s June. Before that, I have visited Shilinxia in November of 2016. The Glass Sightseeing Platform is the main attraction of Shilnxia. Furthermore, Shilinxia is about 70 kilometers from northeast of central Beijing.
The Glass Sightseeing Platform is hanged at 32.8 meters and one of the largest glass sightseeing platform in the world. First of all, I did not plan to go to Shilinxia. I have heard about the glass bridge of China which was “Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge” and I wanted to visit there because I have never been to places like that before and few days before my mother and I were going to visit China in November of 2016, I have told my parents that I wanted to go to Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge but when we searched it, it was quite far away from Beijing and my mother and I were going to stay in Beijing for 4 days so that it was not possible to go to Zhangjiajie. After that, I have done some research about if there is another Glass Bridge like in Zhangjiajie and soon I have found about the Glass Sightseeing Platform in Shilinxia. It was not far away from Beijing and it takes only 2 hours to get there from Beijing so I have told about this to my parents and we made a plan to go to Shilinxia.
Me and my mother have spent one day in Shilinxia and it was an amazing experience. We’ve got there by taxi. When you got to the entrance, there are 2 choices for you. One is you can walk 6km to the Shiling Peak and the second one is you will pay extra RMB200 by cable car to the Shilling Peak. Shiling Peak is the Glass Sightseeing Platform which is up on the mountain. Me and my mother made a decision which we will first go by the cable car and after when we have done watching at the Shiling Peak, we have walked about 6 km down back to the entrance.
This is the view from the cable car. As you can see, there is the Jinhai Lake. There were two lines going, one was going to down and another one was going up.
While we were going by the cable car up to the Shiling Peak, the surrounding looked very beautiful and you can able to see the Jinhai Lake from the cable car and from the Shiling Peak, the Jinhai Lake looks more clear and beautiful. The Shiling Peak is surrounded by rock mountains.
When we get to the Shiling Peak, first that I saw was the zodiac signs and it is popular in many Asian countries including Mongolia, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and so on. In my country Mongolia, it is called “12 years” in the Mongolian language “Арван хоёр жил”. My zodiac sign is a snake and my astrological zodiac sign is Leo.
It was a good timing because we were there for a little bit early in the morning so that there were not many people. When you’ve got to the glass platform, the workers will provide a shoe-cover for the glass protection. In the middle of the glass platform, there is a small spaceship and inside of it, there were two figures which are Gary and Scorch from the film “Escape from Planet Earth”. I’ve had a lot of fun and it was an amazing experience.
On the way back to the entrance, I have met with a dinosaur which looked very realistic with the furs. Moreover, there were beautiful plants and other interesting things to see on the way back down.
ADVICE NOTICE :
If you want to climb up instead of using the cable car, you should wear comfortable shoes and up at the Shiling Peak, they are no stores so that you should take water or other snacks in a bag with you.