On November 11, 2022, the grand opening of the glass bridge took place - a new attraction in Bali. It is located 12 km from the center of Ubud, near Tegenungan Waterfall, and connects the villages of Kemenuh and Saba.
You can approach the bridge from two sides:
Motorbike parking - 5K
Car parking - 20K
Ticket price for adults - 250K
Ticket price for children - 125K
Currently, card payments are not accepted, so don't forget to bring cash.
Opening hours: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
To access the bridge, you will be asked to put on velvet shoe covers.
What does the bridge look like?
It's a metal structure that is 188 meters long, 2.2 meters wide, and hangs 66 meters above the ground. Is that a lot or a little? For comparison, the height of a 20-story building is 60 meters. The pedestrian zone consists of 47 transparent panels.
If you start your walk from the west entrance, be prepared to hear loud, unpleasant sounds of breaking glass. The first two panels are equipped with screens, and when you step on them, you see cracks and hear a distinctive sound. According to the staff, this is done "to create cool special effects." It's entertainment for those who enjoy it, but some visitors liked it.
The first panel from the eastern entrance is actually broken, no longer for shock value, but it still looks stable. Up to 500 people can be on the bridge at the same time.
According to an agreement with the local community, 60% of those involved in operating the attraction are from nearby communities of Blangsing and Tegenungan.
It took almost two years to build the bridge with the assistance of Chinese contractors. By the way, China is home to the world's longest glass bridge in Hebei province (488m) and the world's highest glass bridge over the Zhangjiajie Canyon (300m).
It's scary to take the first step. After that, you get used to the fact that the bridge sways slightly. People walk without special harnesses and protection. Don't go in cloudy weather because if it starts raining, they will ask you to leave the bridge or simply not let you in. I arrived just before the rain, and the staff refused to sell tickets for five minutes.
The view from the bridge is beautiful. On one side, there's plenty of greenery, trees, and the Petanu River flowing beneath the bridge. On the other side, you can see the Omma Cafe and the road to Tegenungan, but unfortunately, you can't see the waterfall itself.
If you set a goal to cross the bridge quickly, it may take you about 5-6 minutes in total. Not that much of an experience for the price of 250K, so if you decide to go, spend more time there, take some photos. Life hack: place your phone on the glass for a cool mirror effect. I can assume that the bridge might disappoint some people. Currently, it has a rating of 3.7 on Google Maps.
Infrastructure near the bridge:
The ticket price includes a cold tea, which you can get at the western entrance. There is no food available on-site yet. A simple cafe is located before the ticket counter. The area is still being developed, and there are no souvenir shops yet. The restroom doesn't look presentable. However, since the place isn't heavily advertised yet, there aren't too many visitors.
Pregnant women, individuals with mental illnesses, heart conditions, high blood pressure, intoxicated individuals, and those over 80 years old are strictly prohibited from visiting the bridge.
Please do not leave children under 1 meter unattended.
Playing, jumping, running, climbing over the fence, and littering are not allowed.
Smoking, carrying food, beverages, alcohol, sharp objects, flammable materials, and explosive items are strictly prohibited.
Visitors with bare feet, high-heeled shoes, or metal spikes are not allowed to walk on the bridge without special shoe covers.
In case of bad weather or emergency situations, follow the staff's instructions and evacuate to a safe zone.