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    • An aerial view of the Bailong Elevators in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China's Hunan province.
    • A model of an Avatar at the entrance of an Avatar-themed post office in the corridor leading to the Bailong Elevator in Zhangjiajie, China's Hunan province.
    • A tourist with a face mask takes a picture with her mobile phone at the entrance of the Bailong Elevator in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China's Hunan province.
    • Tourists take the Bailong Elevator in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China's Hunan province.
    • Tourists use their mobile phone to take pictures of the Bailong Elevator in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China's Hunan province.
    • The Bailong Elevator running in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China's Hunan province.
    • Tourists gesture as they take the Bailong Elevator in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China's Hunan province.
    • Monkeys walk in a square near the Bailong Elevator in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China's Hunan province.
    • An aerial view of the Bailong Elevator in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China's Hunan province.
    •  A vendor waits for tourists to take travel photos at the entrance of the Bailong Elevator in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China's Hunan province.
    • Tourists take pictures of the scenery as they ride the Bailong Elevator in  Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China's Hunan province.
    • Two tourists wearing face masks look out in front of the Bailong Elevator in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China's Hunan province.
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    An aerial view of the Bailong Elevators in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China's Hunan province.

    In 2015, the elevator was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's tallest outdoor lift.

    The Bailong Elevator, (Bailong means 'Hundred Dragons'), in China is a glass lift built on the side of a huge cliff in the Wulingyuan area of Zhangjiajie.

    It is 326 metres from top to bottom and it won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2015 as the world's tallest and heaviest outdoor lift. 

    Stuck on to the side of the cliff face, this lift inspired the landscape for James Cameron's blockbuster film Avatar.

    Check out Sputnik's gallery to enjoy these breathtaking views as if you were among those brave tourists who have taken a ride in this lift.

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