This will be a little long post, as I will tell my experience on the trip and details about how to go to this beautiful place.
How to Go
This glass plank is located in Langyashan mountains which is located Hebei province. It take roughly 3 hours by bus to reach there from Beijing. The ideal time is to leave early and reach there by late morning. Me and my friends went there by via a hiking group/club (CET in our case). This is group works largely using WeChat (which is a social networking site extremely useful in China). There are similar hiking groups which organises trips regularly. One needs to make payment to them for organisation (which includes travel cost, organisation cost and insurance). The entrance fee and food is not included usually. After this it is their responsibility to take the enrolled members to destination safely and bring all safely. Trips are comfortable and usually pleasant.
The bus from outside stops at a two stations from where a shuttle service transport the people to the entrance point. This shuttle service is very frequent, but boarding one is a bit unorganised in the sense that she shuttle arrives everyone runs for it and there is lot of pushing. People try to make their way through by pushing the crowd. This can be made more systematic and disciplined in future. Once on shuttle it take either 30 or 45 minutes to reach entrance point, the duration depends on the starting point of shuttle. At the entrance there is a statute on 5 soldiers, who are heroes who sacrificed their life in those mountains. The glass plank is dedicated to them and built in their memory.
The entrance is located near this place. The tickets can be bought here. In time where there is less crowd this is efficiently achieved, but during holiday period this may take 30-40 minutes. Once inside the hike begins. The hike consists of climbing lot of stairs with regular mild inclines. There is one section of stair however which is very long and the next incline region appears after some 40 minutes of climbing. Throughout the hike one regularly encounters small shops either selling food items or souvenirs and toys. The hight of mountain on which glass-plank is located is 1105 meters. One can reach the top either by walk or by using cable-car. Cable-car has extra cost but one has to stand in long line first to buy ticket and then wait for car to board.
Scene of mountain range
Reaching the top may be painful to climb but the beautiful geographical beautiful view waiting at the top is worth the effort.
The glass-plank has a red-star in middle, indicting the honour to the memory of the five heroes.