Towering outdoor lift zips tourists up China’s ‘Avatar’ cliff

Zhangjiajie, China (AFP) – Towering more than 300 metres (1,000 feet) up the cliff face that inspired the landscape for the blockbuster movie Avatar, the world’s highest outdoor lift whisks brave tourists to breathtaking views.

The three double-decker elevators in central China’s Zhangjiajie Forest Park zip up the cliff in just 88 seconds, a speedy attraction as domestic tourism slowly recovers in China after the coronavirus forced strict travel measures and lockdowns earlier this year.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin