Posted on Jul 18, 2011 | Comments 0
Bungee jumping is a relatively new type of thrill adventure. And even though it’s safe, you still have to be somewhat of a daredevil to try it out. Plunging downward at breakneck speeds from enormous heights takes a special person and a lot of courage. If bungee jumping’s your thing, here are some of the best locations in the world to try it out.
1. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
(photo by dnorman)
This is a unique spot for bungee jumping as you don’t have to worry about the wind and other weather conditions because it’s located inside the popular West Edmonton Mall. So far, it’s the only knownindoor bungee jump in the world.
2. Bloukrans River Bridge, South Africa, Africa
(photo by manuelezunelli)
This is the highest bridge you can jump from as it’s the world’s highest single-span arch bridge. It’s also been recognized as the highest commercially available bungee-jumping spot on the globe as daredevils plunge from a height of about 709 feet.
3. Auckland, New Zealand
(photo by craigsyd)
The beautiful city of Auckland was the site of the first bungee jump from a harbour bridge. There are several choices of jumps from the bridge, including one where you actually touch the water below before springing back up.
4. Victoria Falls Bridge, Zimbabwe, Africa
(photo by tinaabarrow)
The famous bridge at Victoria Falls in Africa could very well be the most popular bungee-jumping spot in the world. Jumpers hurl themselves off of the bridge towards the Zambezi River below from a height of about 364 feet. The scenery is also amazing.
5. San Jose, Costa Rica
(photo by pacopicopiedra)
You’ll find a bridge called Tropical Bungee about 35 miles west of the Costa Rican capital of San Jose. It’s one of the highest bridges for bungee jumping in the world with a height of about 262 feet.
6. Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
(photo by canoe.ca)
This picturesque setting is home to a contraption called the Bungee Bullet. Basically, it’s the reverse of a bungee jump as you’re thrown about 150 feet upwards into the air in the matter of just one second.
7. The Bhote Khosi Bridge, Nepal
(photo by lowdin.nu)
This is one of the most picturesque and highest jumps in the world. However, if you’d rather try a lower jump, you can opt for the bridge’s new swinging bungee jump. The scenery is simply fascinating.
8. Kawarau Bridge, Queenstown, New Zealand
(photo by duncanchen)
This popular jump is located on New Zealand’s South Island and is considered to be the world’s first commercial site for bungee jumping. It’s only about 140 feet in height, which makes it an ideal place to try out bungee jumping for the very first time.
9. Verzasca Dam, Switzerland
(photo by cremeglace)
This bungee-jumping area at Verzasca Dam became quite popular in 1995 after it was featured in the James Bond film called ‘GoldenEye.’ The opening scene of the movie saw a stuntman jumping off of the dam and the rest as they say is history.
10. The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
(photo by anirudhkoul)
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