Thrilling commuter zip line ‘retires’ in southwest China after 20 years

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A 470-metre-long zip line that for more than two decades was part of the daily commute for villagers of Yingge village in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan is being “retired”. The cableway was the main transport for about 2,000 villagers to attend school, go to work and seek medical treatment. But since a bridge was built just a few hundred metres away in 2018, the zip line has been less vital, and now is being converted to a new role as tourist attraction for visitors who want a thrilling journey high above the Jinsha (Yangtze) River.


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