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Post by 747man » March 6, 2016, 8:34 pm

Opening Next Month.....?????...............Glass skywalk over cliff in Nong Khai is 80% finished #Thailand http://www.thaitravelblogs.com/2016/03/ ... -finished/



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Post by rick » March 6, 2016, 9:20 pm

I used to get nervous on the balcony of my daughters 7th floor flat. I think i will give it a miss.

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Post by Khun Paul » March 7, 2016, 5:28 am

I once walked over Tower Bridge in London and they have installed glass panels so you can see how far up you are, or to put it another way how far you could fall. Now knowing the penchant for the English to make sure it is safe, I felt safe, but did not like it. Also knowing the Thai safety record ( almost zero ), there is no-way I would even consider going across that, unless there was a safety harness and even that would be suspect I am sure.

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Post by Udonhoward » March 7, 2016, 8:38 am

I was at Wat Pha Tak Suea yesterday, the skywalk wasn't open, not finished yet. The view was pretty limited due to heavy haze.

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Post by socksy » March 7, 2016, 8:41 am

With Thailands safety record. Exploding boat engines, ferries sinking, road fatalities, railway accidents, runaway carts at Khon Khaen Zoo and more. Eh!!!! I think I'll pass on an excursion there.
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Post by Zidane » March 7, 2016, 9:18 am

A year or two back I took the cable car in Hat Yai Municipal Park.
The cable car is very small,holding 6-8 persons max and I have to admit I got a sweat in the palms of my hands whilst making the journey. 8-[
Its been out of service for about a year now,I believe. :-k
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Post by Udonhoward » March 7, 2016, 9:34 am

Here's the view of the skywalk yesterday.
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Post by Brian Davis » March 7, 2016, 9:37 am

Wasn't there a fairly recent case in China of some glass flooring cracking?
I'll add fairground rides to Socksy's lists of accidents in Thailand.
I think I've been to this location and it can be a great view on a clear day.
But don't think I'd enjoy or risk a skywalk. [-o<

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Post by the-monk » March 7, 2016, 10:21 am

Temple with Tigers, Temple with birds, Temple with glass Skywalk ... What s Next ? Temple with ????

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Post by 747man » March 7, 2016, 2:47 pm

socksy wrote:With Thailands safety record. Exploding boat engines, ferries sinking, road fatalities, railway accidents, runaway carts at Khon Khaen Zoo and more. Eh!!!! I think I'll pass on an excursion there.
CHICKEN !!! :lol: :lol:

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Post by 747man » March 7, 2016, 2:48 pm

Zidane wrote:A year or two back I took the cable car in Hat Yai Municipal Park.
The cable car is very small,holding 6-8 persons max and I have to admit I got a sweat in the palms of my hands whilst making the journey. 8-[
Its been out of service for about a year now,I believe. :-k
Cable car Hat Yai.jpg
Went on one in Langkawi,Felt perfectly safe,& it was a LOT Higher than that one...

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Post by socksy » March 8, 2016, 5:22 am

747man wrote:
socksy wrote:With Thailands safety record. Exploding boat engines, ferries sinking, road fatalities, railway accidents, runaway carts at Khon Khaen Zoo and more. Eh!!!! I think I'll pass on an excursion there.
CHICKEN !!! :lol: :lol:
Not really 747. Just minimising the risk of losing my life. You crack on mate and go up there if you like.
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Post by papafarang » March 8, 2016, 1:53 pm

words to think about while enjoying the view, poor construction and gravity
the world is not my home, I'm just a passenger

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Post by tataw » March 8, 2016, 2:00 pm

Whilst reading Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass"......................

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Post by rjj04 » March 8, 2016, 2:35 pm

I think I'd wait a few months and then give it a go. Now, after a few years, and the rust has started to eat into the welding joints, and the maintenance budget has conveniently disappeared. 8-[

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Post by Zidane » March 8, 2016, 4:40 pm

747man wrote:
Zidane wrote:A year or two back I took the cable car in Hat Yai Municipal Park.
The cable car is very small,holding 6-8 persons max and I have to admit I got a sweat in the palms of my hands whilst making the journey. 8-[
Its been out of service for about a year now,I believe. :-k
Cable car Hat Yai.jpg
Went on one in Langkawi,Felt perfectly safe,& it was a LOT Higher than that one...
Yes,but Langkawi is not in Thailand,old son ! ;)
Just when I thought our chance had passed,you go and save the best for last.

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Post by 747man » March 8, 2016, 8:29 pm

Zidane wrote:
747man wrote:
Zidane wrote:A year or two back I took the cable car in Hat Yai Municipal Park.
The cable car is very small,holding 6-8 persons max and I have to admit I got a sweat in the palms of my hands whilst making the journey. 8-[
Its been out of service for about a year now,I believe. :-k
Cable car Hat Yai.jpg
Went on one in Langkawi,Felt perfectly safe,& it was a LOT Higher than that one...
Yes,but Langkawi is not in Thailand,old son ! ;)
Errrrrr !! I Do KNOW That, Dad.... :lol: :lol:

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Post by stattointhailand » March 8, 2016, 8:41 pm

Bought a 5ft 10mm plate glass fish tank a few years back ........ came down one morning to see the living room covered with water and not a lot left in the tank ...... TIT (thankfully enough water remained to keep the fish & inverts alive until I could get them back to the fish shop). Wouldn't trust ANYTHING made/constructed/maintained in Thailand to do what it is supposed to do

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Post by Barney » March 9, 2016, 7:41 am

Weight rating in the article ....2500kgs or 20 people....must be rated for fat ba,tard falang, :D

Will assume the rescue team is stationed at the bottom ready for action and not at the top sleeping in the shade. :lol:

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Post by FrazeeDK » June 17, 2016, 9:24 am

visited the Skywalk yesterday.. Great views to the north and northwest over the Mekong River valley. Its owned by Wat Pa Tak Suea and there is no admission.. It is located on the 800 foot ridge overlooking Ban Sangkom (Sangkok district, Nong Khai) about 90-100 kilomters west of Nong Khai here: https://www.google.co.th/maps/@18.03649 ... a=!3m1!1e3 The road up the ridge to the Wat from Route 211 (which parallels the Mekong) is clearly marked in Thai with large signs at the turn. It takes about 1 hour and a half or more to get there from Udon (Rte 2 to Rte 211 then follow to Wat turnoff). Its worth the trip if you have a shortie day trip in mind.. After doing perhaps an hour at the temple, you can drive down to Sangkom village on the Mekong river where there are a number of OK restaurants right on the river for lunch.. Google Nong Khai Skywalk for photos.. https://www.google.co.th/search?q=nong+ ... r=0.8[url][/url]
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