Known as the longest canopy walkway, the Taman Negra Canopy Walkway stretches over 1,700 feet and sits at 130 feet above the forest ground.
The bridge has become a top tourist attraction in Malaysia. It is advisable to cross only if you are super brave and avoid looking down.
Longjiang Suspension Bridge – China
Also called the Long River Bridge, the Longjiang Suspension Bridge is situated outside of Baoshan, Yunnan, China. It connects the cities of Baoshan and Tengchong in west Yunnan and is the tallest and highest suspension bridge in Asia. The construction of the bridge was very intricate and it was complete in 2016 after 5 years.
It stretches over 3,900 feet and suspends 920 feet above the Long River down below. It is one of the longest bridges in the world as well as the tallest. Before its construction, locals had to take an 8.4-mile detour to get from Baishan to Tengchong. Talk about inconvenience!
Keshwa Chaca Bridge – Peru
This bridge was constructed out of woven grass. There is no need to question its reliability as it has withstood the test of time over the last 500 years when it was first built by the Incas.
The bridge required a lot of work from a big team of people. Women first needed to braid small thin ropes which men then used to braid large support cables. The Keshwa Chaca Bridge is the last known structure from Incan engineering. We are impressed at how much it has held out throughout the years.
Root Bridges – India
The world can learn a thing or two about these bridges which aren’t built, yet grown from material found in nature for their construction. The bridges used the tangled roots of the Ficus elastica tree, a rubber tree which is found in the southern Khasi and Jaintia hills which produces secondary roots from higher up its trunk.
Two closely related tribes, the War-Khasis and the War-Jaintias learned how to make the trees grow its roots in the right direction so that they could use them to create these spectacular bridges and pathways over rivers and through the forest.
U Bein Bridge – Burma
Stretching over the Taungthaman Lake, for about three quarters of a mile the U Bein Bridge was built in 1850. It is made from a hardwood found in the tropics called teak. The bridge is very dangerous as there are no side rails and nothing to hold on to as you walk (or crawl from fear) across.
Not only do you have to worry about falling, but the bridge has also become a crime hotspot in recent years. There are now policeman guarding the bridge as protection for tourists and passerbys.