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World's longest sightseeing escalator built in C China

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-10-14 10:20 Comments

World's longest sightseeing escalator built in C China

An aerial view of the world's longest sightseeing escalator in the Enshi Grand Canyon in Enshi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture, Central China's Hubei province. [Photo/IC]

China has built a 688-meter-long escalator is situated in the Enshi Grand Canyon outside of Enshi prefecture in Hubei province, marking the world's longest sightseeing escalator.

It opened up during the week-long National Day holiday earlier in October. Each visitor pays 20 yuan ($2.97) to go up the escalator and witnesses the beautiful sights the area has to offer.

At peak capacity, the escalator can carry 7,300 visitors in one hour, and is estimated to transport 300,000 of them per year.

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