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First in the World: China’s Longest Sightseeing Escalator

Travelers Today       By    Jovie Lyn Alejandro

Updated: Oct 18, 2016 06:45 PM EDT

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World's Longest Sightseeing Escalator, Hubei Province, Central China
A 688-meter-long sightseeing escalator made its debut during the past week-long National Day holiday, contributing to tourists' visits at Enshi Grand Canyon in Enshi city, Central China's Hubei province.
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If you want to be up-to-date in your travel adventure, then it's a must to include China in your bucket list.

The country made headlines when they opened the longest sightseeing escalator in the world during its week-long National Day celebration earlier in October, according to Lonely Planet.

The 688-meter-long escalator is located in the Enshi Grand Canyon in Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Hubei province.

This one-of-a-kind escalator can transport about 7000 people per hour. About 600,000 people can be carried by it per year.

Visitors will be entertained by the stunning natural sceneries made of luxurious greens, rocky mountains and the breathtaking beauty of the province, away from the busy life of the city, as reported by Jakarta Post.

Tourist will have to pay 20 Yuan (US$2.97) to marvel around the area.

China has a lot of well-known and most visited destinations that entices locals and foreigners to come and explore, some of which are The Great Wall of China, The Terracotta Army in Xi'an, The Forbidden City in Beijing , The Li River in Guilin, The Potala Palace in Lhasa and The Yellow Mountains.

Also this year, another tourist attraction was opened in August. Eight thousand people had the chance to experience walking across the world's longest and tallest glass bridge, the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge. It's the 430 metres long with a six-metre-wide walkway in Hunan Province. The glass-bottomed suspension bridge provides exhilarating experience, lifting visitors nearly 600 feet above the valley floor.

Ready that itchy feet and be struck by wanderlust. Embrace China's travel offerings and be prepared to be amazed. 

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