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Would you dare to take a ride? Chinese scenic spot has built a cliff-side 'super swing'...


Thriller-seekers take note: this could be your most exhilarating post-lockdown ride.

A Chinese scenic spot has built a huge swing on the edge of a 2,300-foot-tall cliff and is planning to apply for the world record of the largest swing.

The arch of the extreme ride is a whopping 328 feet tall, roughly the equivalent of a 30-storey-tall building.

According to the Guinness World Records, the current tallest swing in the world measures 88 metres (288 feet 8 inches) from the seat to the top of the crossbar.

It was constructed by B!g Rush in Durban, South Africa, on 14 May 2011. 

The vertigo-inducing ride in Chongqing, China, can catapult thrill-seekers over the cliff at a top speed of 80 miles per hour, according to its engineer at a scenic spot. 

Latest footage of the swing rocking back and forth over the river valley has caused a sensation on social media in China.