It is not for the faint-hearted and it can be mildly dangerous, but if a picture is worth a thousand words, the thrill of bungee jumping is worth a thousand pictures.
So much of the experience goes to the anticipation leading up to the jump. As you work up the courage and drag your legs to the edge of the platform, a thousand thoughts run through the mind.
If you have not experienced a jump, we encourage you to do so at one of the top five bungee jumping sites we have selected below. If you’re going to do it, you may as well do it in style by taking the scenic route – down.
Macau Tower, Macau
At 233 metres above the ground, it might feel like you’re gambling your life away for a rush of adrenaline. The thrill of jumping off the Asia’s highest bungee jump spot off of Macau Tower is terrifyingly fun and surreal, from up above you’re able to enjoy a panoramic view of Macau.
For more information, please visit AJ Hackett or call +853 8988 8656.
Bhote Koshi, Nepal
Imagine walking on one of the world’s longest suspension bridge, 160 metres above a tropical gorge, with one of Nepal’s wildest rivers raging below and no safety net for security.
This bungee jumping site in Bhote Koshi, Nepal is located close to the Tibetan border, and is easily the most scenic yet exhilarating one on earth. But don’t be intimidated by the setting as this site is also one of the safest. Swiss designed, the bridge is especially built for bungee jumping with a four times safety factor.
For more information, please visit Last Resort or call +977 1 441 0753.
There is the mystical Qutub Minar, the tallest minaret in India, towering at a staggering 72.5 metres above ground. Then there is India’s tallest bungee jumping platform in the city of Rishikesh, standing 10 metres above Qutub Minar.
Although driving in India is considered exciting, plunging down from its 83-metre cantilever platform, built over a rocky cliff that overlooks one of the most sacred rivers to Hindus, the Ganges River, is an even better experience.
For more information, please visit Ganga Valley Adventure or call +0135 2442125.
Facing the tranquil Cheonpung Lake, the high platform at Cheongpung Land that is 62 metres above ground is the highest bungee jumping platform in Korea, overlooking the vast green mountains in all directions. Also in sight at the location of the jump is the magnificent Sugyeong Fountain that shoots water 162 metres high into the air, with the math done right, that is 100 metres above your jumping platform.
If the possibility of accidents is what’s stopping you from jumping off the crane, an artificial pool is set up at the dropping point of the lake for a safe landing.
For more information, please visit Visit Korea or call +82 43 1330.
Yongtai Dazhangxi, China
This bungee jumping platform in Yongtai Dazhangxi is purported to be the highest one in China, towering 73 metres over a gorgeously clear creek. Take a moment to soak in the sweeping vista of China’s beautiful nature, as the surrounding lush green and hilly landscape of Fujian is breathtaking.
Be sure to get hold of a ticket prior to arrival, as the locals are equally enthusiastic about this thrill.