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I fought through my fear of heights and braved the scariest walk in the world on the 4,600 foot high cliffside skywalk, in Tianmen Mountain in Hunan’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. It certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted, but the incredibly breathtaking views are rewarding.

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(A beautiful pagoda addition to the walkway – en route to Glass Plank Road)

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(The walkway is known as the Coiling Dragon Cliff skywalk, 328 feet long and 5 feet wide)

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(smiling but scared)

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(Picture courtesy of mashable.com)

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(Had to put these shoe covers on while walking the bridge to ‘not scuff up the glass’)

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(Chinese woman holding on for dear life – I’m with you girl!)

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(a beautifully illustrated map of Tianmen Mountain Park)

 

If you’re looking for adventure and an extreme selfie -Tianmen Mountain is the place!

Here are the beaches in Thailand I highly recommend visiting, from my beachy heart to yours:

 

1. Ko Phi Phi Island

Only accessible by long boat from Ko Phi Phi, these views are worth a stop on your beach expedition.

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2. Railay Beach

Railay (a.k.a. Rai Leh) is a small peninsula between the cities of Krabi and Ao Nang. It is accessible only by boat due to high limestone cliffs cutting off mainland access.

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3. Sairee Beach

Sairee Beach is on the island of Koh Tao. This beautiful beach spot is known for scuba diving. Ko Tao is less developed than neighboring islands Ko Samui and Ko Pha Ngan, meaning the beaches are authentically and naturally beautiful. And Sairee Beach hands down has the best sunsets in the world. If you’re looking for an amazing diving school, check out Big Blue Diving.

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4. Koh Nangyuan

This beach connects 3 islands together – the only place like it in the world.

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5. Maya Bay

Maya bay became a must go beach stop after The Beach (starring the young and dreamy Leonardo DiCaprio) was filmed there. Tip: Go on Maya Bay Sleepaboard to spend the unforgettable night on the island.

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