Wed, 01 Aug 2012 10:19:52 GMT | By Poorna Bell, editor, MSN Travel
In pictures: world's highest suspension bridge opens

Baling Bridge in Anshun, China



Baling Bridge in Anshun, China (© Reuters)
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Bridges are such a big deal in China that you can actually go on a bridge tour with HighestBridges.com. It takes in "one third of the world's highest bridges" including eight "gorge busters".

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In pictures: world's highest suspension bridge opensIt's nosebleeds-ahoy at the Baling Bridge in China Poorna Belleditor, MSN Travel2012-08-01T10:19:52trueBaling Bridge in Anshun, ChinaThe world's highest suspension bridge is quite a nose-bleeder - it sits suspended 375 metres in the air with a river snaking below, stretched out at a length of 1,088 metres across the stunning Chinese countryside. 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The river valley is in the Guanling district, around 1,500km from Shanghai.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, ChinaIt is the highest but by no means the longest - that accolade belongs to Akashi-Kaikyo bridge in Kobe-Naruto, Japan, which is a whopper at 1,991 metres.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, China(©Imagine China_Rex Features)Baling Bridge in Anshun, ChinaBridges are such a big deal in China that you can actually go on a bridge tour with HighestBridges.com. 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