Want to walk in the woods but hate being confined to the forest floor? Tree Top Canopy Walkway may be the solution you’ve been seeking. This walkway is strung between five enormous trees in the Danum Valley in northern Malaysia. The walkway is just about 1,000 feet long and suspends visitors 85 feet above the forest floor at its highest point. Octagonal viewing platforms are located at each of the five walkway-bearing trees, giving visitors a chance to catch their breath between bridges and have it taken away again with the up-close view of wild, virgin jungle. The platforms and walkway are entirely “tree friendly,” engineered in such a way that they do not harm their leafy support systems. Keeping the human footprint small is important to Danum Valley’s conservation authorities. The rainforest here is ancient, perhaps as old as 130 million years, and has been almost wholly untouched by man. Check out this treetop trek below.

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The Tree Top Canopy Walkway spans nearly 1,000 feet. Image by Danum Valley Conservation Area

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At its highest point, the walkway suspends visitors 85 feet above the forest floor. Image by Claire Hatton

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The Danum Valley Conservation Area is nearly 170 square miles of virgin rainforest. Image by Claire Hatton

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The viewing platforms and walkways are engineered in such a way that they do not harm the trees. Image by Bike and Tours

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The rainforest here may be as much as 170 million years old. Image by Kenny Tay

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The walkways and platforms are located just halfway up the towering trees. Image by Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Danum Valley

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About two-thirds of Malaysia is covered by forest. Image by Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Danum Valley

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Some of the more exotic residents of the rainforest here are orangutans, gibbons, and pygmy elephants. Image by Mark Walker