Shilinxia Glass Sightseeing Platform Private Tour with English Speaking Driver

The glass sightseeing platform, billed as “Flying Disk/UFO”, opened to the public on April 30, 2016. The glass platform hangs 32.8 meters out from the cliff. It is claimed to be the largest sightseeing platform in the world. The transparent sightseeing platform is 800 meters above sea level and 400 meters high from the bottom of the cliff. The sightseeing platform is constructed with titanium alloys, to ensure the safety of all the visitors on the platform.

per adult from




8 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • English speaking driver
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (for hotels in Beijing city center)
    • Private transfer ensures personal service
    • Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver
    • Gas, toll , parking fees
    • Bottle of water
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Glass Platform fees, cable car fee
    • Meals fee
    • Guide
  • Your English speaking driver will pick-up from your Beijing hotel, it will take about 2.5-hour drive to the Shilinxia Scenic Area. When arriving at Shilinxia Scenic Area, you have two ways to go up on to the glass platform. Walking up or taking the cable up. It is over one and half-hours’ hiking from the valley bottom up to the platform. But even if you choose to take cable up, you still need to scramble up for about 20 minutes from the cable station before you get to the platform.

     Entry Fees

    Adult: 78 RMB

    Cable Car (one way): 50 RMB (Weekday); 100 RMB Single (Weekend or Public Holiday)

    Opening hours: 8:30 – 17:30 (closed in winter season)

    Entry for the glass sightseeing platform: 20 RMB
  • Departure Point :
    Any hotel or Airport in Beijing
    Departure Time :
    1:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Any hotel or Airport in Beijing
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • The 200 steps on the Heavenly Ladder are pretty steep
    • Travel insurance is recommended.
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
    • The quoted price is for 8hours service. If you use more than 6 hours or less than 8 hours per day it will still be considered a full day. Additional hours are billed at 15USD /per hour for the driver
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Private Tours Beijing

Activity ID: V-42482P12

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