12 Breathtaking Places From Where You Can Look Down at the World

If you’re not afraid of heights and you like to go on the highest point to have a better view of what’s below you, these are some of the world’s most amazing view points. From made made glass cages to natural cliffs, these are some of the most incredible, breathtaking, you name it, places to stand and look down but they’re also incredibly terrifying for the faint-hearted.

Glass Cage in Mont Blanc, French Alps

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This glass cage actually has a name, and it’s pretty accurately called “Step into the Void”. Located on the Aiguille du Midi, this glass cage will give you  jaw dropping view of Europe’s highest mountain peak, Mont Blanc. And since you get a view of Europe’s highest peak, you probably realize this is Europe’s highest glass floor as well. Step in the void, indeed.

The Grand Canyon Skywalk

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From Europe we move right into the US, to a place that I’m sure a lot of you have already seen, at least in some photos in front of your computer. The Grand Canyon Skywalk has a 700 foot drop beneath it so you definitely has a lot to see below, around and anywhere else you can take a look. You should also know that the Skywalk is owned and operated by the Hualapai Indian tribe.

Rooftop swimming pool at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore

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Located atop of one of the world’s most incredible hotels, the rooftop swimming pool from the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore, is probably the most amazing infiniti pool in the world. It gives you a spectacular view of the Singapore Skyline and a lot more.

Trolltunga Cliff in Norway

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I think this is one of the world’s most risky points to take a look from above. It’s apparently completely safe, but I wouldn’t go on this cliff in the same time with more friends. The Trolltunga Cliff hovers 2,300 above a beautiful lake from Norway called Ringedalsvatnet and offers astounds views of the mountains and the lake, of course.

Burj Khalifa’s Observation Deck

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Looking down over the fountain from the viewing platform of the Burj Khalifa

On the 124th floor of the world’s tallest building, the spectacular Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Observation Deck is definitely a place that will leave you gawking like there’s no tomorrow. You can overlook Dubai from what’s definitely the most awe inspiring observation deck in the world and if you don’t want to do it from here, you can take still take a proper look while enjoying dinner at the At.mosphere restaurant which is located just two floors below.

Cliff Walk in Vancouver

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If you haven’t seen a couple of photos of the Capilano bridge in Vancouver yet, prepare to be mesmerized. It’s one of the world’s highest and spectacular bridges and at its highest point it reaches 300 feet above the river. The Cliff walk follows the Capilano River for 700 feet so you’ll need a lot of courage for this ride.

Alpspix Viewing Platform in Germany

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If you ever get to Southern Germany, you have to take a look at the scenery here from the Alpspix viewing platform. Located 325 feet up, beneath this platform is a sheer drop that will make you shiver while you will enjoy the jaw dropping views of the valley.

Tokyo Skytree

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The Tokyo Skytree is one of the tallest and most massive structures in the world, so you can only imagine that taking a look from its highest point is dreamy. The tower’s full height is 2080 feet, and the viewing platforms are just a little below so if you ever want to look at Tokyo from above, this is the place.

Langkawi Sky Bridge in Malaysia

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Malaysia has a lot of incredible attractions for tourists and the Langkawi Sky Bridge is definitely one of them. The sky bridge is 410 feet long, crossing over a peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang, a mountain from the island of Pulau Langkawi, and it’s exactly 2,300 feet above sea level.

Willis Tower Skydecks in Chicago

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Another great city, another skyscraper, another glass cage. What’s unique about “The Ledge” from the Willis (Sears) Tower in Chicago is that it looks like a balcony suspended 1300 feet in the air. The glass can apparently hold 10,000 pounds but I’m sure any of us would be a little scared to see too many people around him or her also taking a look down on the city.

Lion’s Head Mountain over Cape Town, South Africa

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Quietly overlook Cape Town is the Lion’s Head Mountain, a massive peak that raises next to the sea and goes up to the 2,200 feet, eclipsing almost any other man made structure. From the summit of the mountain you will see almost the entire city, right below you.

Dachstein Stairway in Austria

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In the Austrian Alps you can find the Dachstein Glacier resort which is also home to one of the world’s highest bridges. The Dachstein Stairway is the perfect place to look at the Alps and the lovely scenery around, 1,300 feet above the bottom of the mountains.

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