The escalator was made with one basic objective: promote tourism. Located in the Enshi Grand Canyon in Hubei province, the location of this wonder is perfect. The Enshi Grand Canyon is a tourist hub, with several thousand visiting the site every month.
The team behind the awesome project predicts that the escalator can handle any potential crowd in the area, with an ability to transport 7,300 visitors in an hour. The escalator is projected to carry around 600,000 people per year.
The precise location of the escalator is the Qixingzhai scenic spot, where it begins and follows a “∑” shape along the mountainside. The construction is done using ecologically sustainable materials. Xiong Yan, who is in charge of the project and works at Central-South Architectural Design Institute, explained the choice of materials –
The whole engineering plan focused on ecological protection, which can be seen from the wooden structure and grey tile at the top of the escalator.
The entry fee at the moment has been kept to 20 yuan ($2.98), which will let visitors enjoy the scenic beauty without walking a lot and saving time too.
What Else is China Upto?
We’re now wondering what other records China is going after. The largest ferrous wheel? The longest gun? The biggest phone, maybe? Err, maybe not. Let us know in the comments what you predict.