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Sometimes the journey is more incredible than the destination itself - as these jaw-dropping elevators prove.
Why would you want to take the stairs when there are thrilling rides that could zoom you though an aquarium tank in Germany, up a staggering 326 metre cliff face in China or through the inside of the St Louis Gateway Arch?
The incredible observation elevator, which is taller than The Shard, can transport visitors to the top of a 326 metre-tall cliff from its base in less two minutes.
According to People's Daily Online, the 120million Yuan ($25.6 million) project claims to be the highest and heaviest outdoor elevator in the world.
To top that, it has set three Guinness World Records - the world's tallest outdoor lift, the world's tallest double-deck sightseeing elevator and the world's fastest passenger elevator with biggest carrying capacity.
The structure is composed of three separate glass elevators, each of which can carry up to 50 people at a time.
This means, up to 1400 tourists get to experience the stomach-churning ride which offers a sweeping views across Zhangjiajie's renowned sandstone pillars, believed by some to be the inspiration for the 'floating peaks' in the film, Avatar.