World’s most remote corner shop dangling off the edge of a cliff in China
If you suffer from Acrophobia – a fear of heights – this is not the shop for you.
A small hut is attached to a cliff face in China and has captured the imagination of many on socialk media, with one dubbing it an “inconvenient convenience store”.
It is 120m (394ft) above the ground in the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park, in Hunan province, which attracts rock climbers from around the world.
The tiny shop is made of wood and nailed to the vertical rock and it takes climbers 90 minutes to scale up to the little shed where they’re rewarded with a free bottle of water.
The store is restocked by workers who reach it by zipline. It only has space for one member of staff at a time, according to Sky News.
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It is understood the shop opened in 2018 and offers climbers a range of drinks and snacks, which they can pay for with cash or via a mobile payment app.
Travel writer Matthew Keegan said: “Perched 330ft high on a cliffside, the convenience store offers climbers water, energy drinks, biscuits, energy bars, bread and Red Bulls for those that need a refresher midway.
“The convenience store is not the only impressive construction that calls the park home.
“It is also known for its 900ft-long glass-bottomed suspension bridge, which is aptly named ‘Haohan Qiao’, meaning ‘Brave Men’s Bridge’ in English.”
The Shiniuzhai National Geological Park is one of the most popular tourist spots in China, with climbing trails, waterfalls, cable car rides and historical sites. The stunning mountains in the park stand at a height of 1,715ft (523m).
China is home to many spectacular mountain ranges, including Mount Wutai, Huashan Mountain and Emei Mountain.
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