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A resort in Vietnam has opened a glass-bottomed foot bridge connecting two mountains.It is the third such bridge in the Southeast Asian country.

越南的一个度假胜地开通了一座连接两座山的玻璃栈道。这是东南亚国家的第三座这样的大桥。

The 150-meter-tall bridge crosses a deep, narrow area called a gorge.The aim of the bridge is to bring in thrill-seeking tourists.

这座150米高的桥横跨一个称为峡谷的狭窄区域,目的是吸引寻求刺激的游客。

The bridge is called the Bach Long suspension bridge.It means "White Dragon" in Vietnamese.A dragon is a huge, imaginary flying animal that can breathe out fire and looks like a reptile.

这座桥叫做巴赫长吊桥。它在越南语中的意思是“白龙”。龙是一种巨大的、想象中的飞行动物,可以喷出火焰,看起来像爬行动物。

The bridge is found in the Son La area.Son La is northwest of the capital, Hanoi, and borders Laos.

这座桥位于孙拉地区。孙拉位于首都河内西北部,与老挝接壤。

The opening ceremony included dragon dancing and a ribbon cutting.Vi Thi Thu is a 22-year-old visitor who attended the ceremony and walked on the bridge.

开幕式上表演了舞龙和剪彩。卫提图是一名22岁的参观者,他参加了仪式并上桥体验。

"I dared not look down as I am afraid of heights," she said."I imagined in my head what would happen if I fell through…."

“我不敢往下看,因为我怕高,”她说。“我在脑海中想象,如果掉下去,会发生什么。”

The reinforced glass used for the bridge can hold up to 450 people at a time.Each glass piece used for the bridge is 40 millimeters thick.

这座桥使用的强化玻璃一次最多可承受450人。桥上使用的每一块玻璃都有40毫米厚。

The bridge is 290 meters long and runs between two mountain tops on either side of a gorge.It also has a 342-meter pathway on the side of a mountain.

这座桥长290米,横跨峡谷两侧的两个山顶。山的另一侧还有一条342米长的玻璃栈道。

Guinness World Records keeps a list of world records.It lists a 562-meter glass-bottomed bridge in Qingyuan, in Chinas Guangdong area, as the worlds longest.

吉尼斯世界纪录保存着一份世界纪录清单。中国广东清远市的一座562米长的玻璃桥是目前世界上最长的玻璃栈道。

The World Record Association is another organization that keeps a list of world records.It listed the two-part Vietnamese bridge as the worlds longest, at 632 meters.

世界纪录协会是另一个保存世界纪录列表的组织。它将这座由两部分组成的全长632米的越南大桥列为世界上最长的玻璃栈道。

Tran Xuan Tinh is 72 years old and a visitor to the bridge.He seemed happy he walked on the bridge.He said he was frightened at first, but added, "If you walked over around 10 glass panels, that feeling is gone."

陈宣静现年72岁,是大桥的参观者。他走在桥上似乎很开心。他说,一开始很害怕,但,“如果你走过10块玻璃板,那种害怕的感觉就消失了。”

Im Gregory Stachel.

格雷戈里·斯塔切尔报道。



A resort in Vietnam has opened a glass-bottomed foot bridge connecting two mountains. It is the third such bridge in the Southeast Asian country.

The 150-meter-tall bridge crosses a deep, narrow area called a gorge. The aim of the bridge is to bring in thrill-seeking tourists.

The bridge is called the Bach Long suspension bridge. It means "White Dragon" in Vietnamese. A dragon is a huge, imaginary flying animal that can breathe out fire and looks like a reptile.

The bridge is found in the Son La area. Son La is northwest of the capital, Hanoi, and borders Laos.

The opening ceremony included dragon dancing and a ribbon cutting. Vi Thi Thu is a 22-year-old visitor who attended the ceremony and walked on the bridge.

"I dared not look down as I am afraid of heights," she said. "I imagined in my head what would happen if I fell through...."

The reinforced glass used for the bridge can hold up to 450 people at a time. Each glass piece used for the bridge is 40 millimeters thick.

The bridge is 290 meters long and runs between two mountain tops on either side of a gorge. It also has a 342-meter pathway on the side of a mountain.

Guinness World Records keeps a list of world records. It lists a 562-meter glass-bottomed bridge in Qingyuan, in China's Guangdong area, as the world's longest.

The World Record Association is another organization that keeps a list of world records. It listed the two-part Vietnamese bridge as the world's longest, at 632 meters.

Tran Xuan Tinh is 72 years old and a visitor to the bridge. He seemed happy he walked on the bridge. He said he was frightened at first, but added, "If you walked over around 10 glass panels, that feeling is gone."

I'm Gregory Stachel.

Minh Nguyen and Thinh Nguyen reported this story for Reuters. Gregory Stachel adapted it for VOA Learning English.

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Words in This Story

resort - n. a place where people go for vacations

thrill - n. a feeling of great excitement or happiness

tourist - n. a person who travels to a place for pleasure

dare - v. to do (something that is difficult or that people are usually afraid to do)

frightened - adj. fearful

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