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World's tallest swing opens in China

Riders are suspended high above a steep cliff as they swing at 80 m.p.h.

YUANYANG COUNTY, HENAN, Xinxiang — The world's tallest swing opened in southwest China this week.

According to Chinese media, the gigantic rainbow-colored swing that boasts the world's tallest swing frame has been certified by Guinness World Records.

The swing consists of a 330-foot-tall arch and a 355-foot-tall launching tower.

It was built near a cliff in a scenic spot in Yunyang County.

After putting on protective equipment, thrill-seekers are lifted to a height of 290 feet and then catapulted over the cliff at a top speed of 80 miles per hour.

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