World's Longest Floating Waterway Is Closest Thing To Walking On Water

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Guinness World Records has named this breathtaking walkway, located on the Hongshui River in southwest China, as the longest on the planet.

Should you ever have the desire to walk across the world's longest floating path, well, your chance is here.

Supposedly twice the length of Manhattan — the New York neighborhood is around 23 miles long — the path floats above the Hongshui River in the province of Guizhou, China.

The video ahead, posted to Twitter by China Xinhua News, explores the details of the unbelievable structure, which opened to the public on New Year's Day, NowThis reports

According to China Xinhua News, the walkway will move up and down to adjust to the water levels.

It's supported by more than 222,000 floating objects, and the floating items are held down by anchors at the bottom of the Hongshui.

With flashing colored lights, the walkway looks mesmerizing at night.

While it's certainly eye-catching, to say the least, the structure calls to mind the state of the environment. Is the path — and the objects it's attached to — harmful to river wildlife? Common sense says yes, but it's another subject entirely — one that will likely be explored in the near future. 

Banner/thumbnail credit: Flickr, tak.wing

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