FEARLESS tourists have taken on the longest glass bridge in the world.

Vietnam's Bach Long pedestrian bridge – whose name translates to "white dragon" – is 632m (2,073ft) long – is a whopping 150m (492ft), built over above a huge jungle.

The floor of the bridge is made from French-produced tempered glass, making it strong enough to support up to 450 people at a time.

The glass floor also means tourists can get amazing views of the scenery while braving the scary walk.

"I dared not look down as I am afraid of heights," said one visitor, Vi Thi Thu, 22, who ventured onto the bridge after attending Saturday's opening ceremony, which included dragon dancing and ribbon cutting.

Another visitor at the opening ceremony said he quickly overcame initial nerves when walking on the bridge.

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"At first it makes you panic, but then if you walked over around 10 glass panels, that feeling is gone," said Tran Xuan Tinh, 72.

"When standing on the bridge, travellers will be able to admire the beauty of nature," Hoang Manh Duy, a representative of the bridge's operator said.

Bach Long is Vietnam's third glass bridge, with local Bui Van Thach saying he hoped it would encourage more tourists to visit the area.

While the Guinness World Records is yet to verify it as the longest – which they give to a 526 metre structure in Guangdong, China.

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However, the World Record Association has deemed it the longest in the world.

Vietnamese tourism chiefs are seeking to lure visitors back after two years of Covid shutdowns that kept out virtually all foreign travellers.

If you fancy trying it, then you will be pleased to hear that Vietnam is open to Brits.

The country ended quarantine for international visitors and resumed 15 days of visa-free travel for UK holidaymakers.

And the new bridge isn't even the scariest in the world.

An 100m (328ft) 'bending' bridge opened in China last year, with many believing it was too crazy to exist.

In 2020, a 1,692ft see-through-bottomed bridge opened in Portugal last year.

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The bridge is suspended 575ft above ground, with a sheer drop into the river and cliffs below – and is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world.

And in 2018, China opened a £15bn bridge stretching 34 miles from Hong Kong to Macau – which is the longest sea-crossing ever built.

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