If you are an adventurous type who is not prone to vertigo and has no fear of heights, these awesome scenic points from some of the highest obversation decks on earth may be just for you! Get the ultimate opportunity to enjoy stunning views of some of the world’s most beautiful scenery from the highest spots possible – if the vew looking down doesn’t make you dizzy…
1. The Dachstein Viewing Platform in the Czech Alps
Looking out over a breathtaking view of a glacier in the Czech Republic, this panoramic view in the alps is also known as the “World Heritage View Point” and juts straight out from the sheer rock face of the mountain.
2. Glacier Skywalk – A 918-Foot High Observation Deck
This glass observation deck has absolutely nothing beneath it and definitely offers bold visitors to the Icefields Parkway in Alberta an amazing view. They don’t call it the “Skywalk” for nothing…
3. Skydeck Chicago Observation Decks at Willis Tower
Located at a height of 1,353 feet over the city of Chicago, this balcony is known as “The Ledge” and basically consists of a glass observation deck that extends out from the skyscraper. This skydeck certainly offers a great view of the city for those who aren’t afraid to look down.
4. Tianmen Mountain Park Glass Observation Walkway
Made from glass that measures about 2.5-inch thick and traveling about 2000 feet around the side of the mountain, the breath-taking view from this deck is simply amazing for those intrepid travelers who are not afraid to pass over a glass walkway that is suspended about 4700 feet in the air.
5. Shanghai World Financial Center – World’s Highest Observation Deck
Situated in a luxurious tower in Shanghai, the view from 1,555 feet over the city qualifies as the world’s highest observation deck and is definitely a world class attraction. The 3 tier observatory platform even includes an adjacent 5-star hotel and is certainly an incredible place to visit, if you aren’t especially afraid of heights.
6. The CN Tower’s Edge Walk – Fearlessly Hanging Hundreds of Feet Above Downtown Toronto
Known as the “edge walk” because the viewers stand on, and even slightly over the edge of the 6th tallest building in the world, participants are equipped with harnesses and sent out to walk free of hands around the ledge of the CN Tower. The view of Toronto is said to be pretty unbelievable if you can open your eyes long enough to look down…
7. AlpspiX Viewing Platform – Free-Standing Over the German Alps
Consisting essentially of two large steel beams that jut out from the top of the mountain, the spectacular view of the alps is literally magnificent, especially if you aren’t worried about the vertical drop of slightly over 3,000 feet straight down.
8. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park – Overlooking Vancouver’s Great Rainforest
Constructed from a metal bridge that is quite narrow in places and includes a glass walkway to clearly appreciate the rain forest below, this remarkable scenic tour travels the entire length of the canyon literally suspended off of the rugged cliffs.
9. The View from the Shard – London’s Best View
This platform located on floors 68, 69, and 72 of the Shard features a 360 degree panoramic view of London and offers the absolute highest vantage point by far of the city while also allowing viewers to see up to 40 miles away. Just don’t look straight down if you have vertigo.
10. The Grand Canyon Skywalk
Stretching far out from the top of the massive canyon, the large semicircular observation deck appears to be dangerously perched from its location more than 4000 feet above the distant valley below. Visitors are not allowed to carry belongings on the “Skywalk” for fear that they might drop them over the edge. I don’t know but from here that viewing platform does look just a little bit too precarious…
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