The World From Above: Spectacular Viewpoints

The world from above: spectacular viewpoints

The world from above is seen in a different way, if you are able to overcome vertigo, of course. It is what we propose to you. We climb skyscrapers, mountains, walkways and viewpoints to discover the most incredible natural and urban landscapes from a bird’s eye view. Do not miss it!

1. Zhangjiajie Footbridge, China

 Zhangjiajie Glass Walkway
Zhangjiajie – Matt Shiffler Photography /

In recent times, the Chinese have become fond of seeing the landscape from the heights and from glass walkways not suitable for the fearful. They have just inaugurated the largest glass bridge in the world, but we want to tell you about a footbridge of only one hundred meters. It is in Zhangjiajie Park and hangs from a spectacular cliff 300 meters high. The scenery is breathtaking, but it’s almost hard to open your eyes.

2. Skydeck, Willis Tower, Chicago

The Ledge at the Sears Tower
The ledge – niXerKG /

Glass is also the star of the spectacular viewpoints of one of Chicago’s skyscrapers. There are four completely transparent rooms located on the facade, on the 103rd floor, and from which you can enjoy fabulous views of the city. They are suspended over 400 meters high. Ideal for lovers of strong emotions because you can almost feel what it is like to levitate.

3. Swimming pool at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Pool of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore
Marina Bay Sands – Silas Khua /

Another very different and pleasant way to admire the world from above. It is the largest above ground pool in the world. It is 200 meters high, on the 57th floor, and is 150 meters long. Perfect for taking a dip, but, above all, to admire an incredible view of the Singapore skyline .

4. Eiffel Tower, Paris

View from the Eiffel tower
View from the Eiffel tower – NSiomava

Perhaps the queues to get on board make many people give up seeing Paris from the top of its most famous building. But any wait is worth it. Contemplating the city from almost 300 meters above sea level is incredible. Now, if you want strong emotions, on its first level you will find a viewpoint with a transparent floor that will make you feel almost as if you were suspended in a vacuum.

5. Skywalk, Grand Canyon

Skywalk in the Grand Canyon
Skywalk – Chim

From where you look, the Grand Canyon of the Colorado is spectacular. But from this viewpoint, also with the glass floor, the views are amazing. And it is that his name already gives a clue, because it really is like taking a walk in heaven. Why? Because it is suspended over the abyss at no less than 1,300 meters.

6. Burj Khalifa, Dubai

View from the Burj Khalifa
View from Burj Khalifa – GMDUB

We don’t know for how long, but at the moment the Burj Khalifa is the tallest structure on the planet. And  on the 148th floor, more than 550 meters high , it has a spectacular viewpoint from which the view of the city is incredible. Are you not fond of so many heights? Do not worry, a little further down, on the 124th floor and “only” 442 meters, there is another viewpoint.

7. Preikestolen, Norway

Preikestolen – Nanisimova

Norway is a country of breathtaking landscapes, and one of the places from which to appreciate all the beauty of the fjords is Preikestolen. A wonderful natural platform that rises more than 600 meters above the Lyse Fjord. Reaching it requires a long walk, but the spectacle that appears before the sight is worth it. Of course, be very careful when approaching the edge, there is no protection.

8. Step into the Void, Chamonix

Step into the Void
Step into the Void – Tatiana Zinchenko

Again we suspend ourselves in a glass cabin, this time to admire the wonderful French Alpine landscapes. It is almost 4,000 meters above sea level, which is why they say it is the “highest attraction in Europe. A glass cabin capable of withstanding winds of more than 200 kilometers per hour. Beneath your feet, a thousand meters of emptiness, and in front, a beautiful panoramic view of the Bossons glacier.  

9. New York from above: Empire State Building

New York from above, Empire State
Empire State – pisaphotography

Although another spectacular viewpoint, the Top of the Rock, overshadows it. Although it is not the tallest skyscraper in New York. The Empire State has something special. Cinematographic like few buildings in the world and romantic beyond measure, its viewpoints, one on the 86th floor and the other on the 102nd will make you enjoy the most beautiful images of the city.

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