Does the concept of hanging out at high elevations give you chills? If it usually does, then we’ve got news for you: you’re an acrophobic, and so are most of the people in your circle. So, don’t sweat it – you’re certainly not alone. But what is it about heights that invariably makes us go weak at the knees? Well, we’re glad that this thought has crossed your mind too. Realistically, most people are neither mentally nor physically prepared to live and survive at such incredible heights; and honestly, it’s not even that hard to comprehend. We hate it when things are beyond our control.

Subconsciously, we seek security in every aspect of our lives; therefore, we like to have our feet planted firmly on the ground we walk on. It really is as simple as that. But ironically, we still feel fear even when high up in an enclosed place. In such cases, we’re practically secured, but it doesn’t stop us from experiencing those unpleasant goosebumps either. Below you'll find a list of 23 of the highest places on Earth that will surely make you question gravity. Now grab a chair, ease into it, and get ready for an adrenaline-packed journey through the world’s highest places, only recommended for the bravest hearts.

23 "Into The Void" - The French Alps, France

To satisfy the hunger of all those out-of-the-box travelers, the beautiful city of Chamonix, France, has come up with a hair-raising activity high up in the Swiss mountains.

Cable car rides offer travelers a one-of-a-kind “glass box experience”. Traditionally, a cable car takes visitors to the foot of the High Mountain followed by a lift that brings them to the stunning summit terrace, sitting at about 3,842 m, chamonix.com proudly explains. From there, tourists can take in the clear, fantastic view of the Mont Blanc massif, and the surrounding landscape. Indeed, this sure sounds like a magical, almost surreal experience, but unfortunately, only the bravest have got the guts to climb up there and enjoy it to the fullest.

22 The Grand Canyon Skywalk – Peach Springs, Arizona

Besides being one of the highest places on Earth, the majestic Grand Canyon Skywalk is also regularly referred to as a natural wonder; and it’s totally worth exploring at least once in a lifetime. The horseshoe-shaped construction, packed with a glass walkway, sits at about 4,000 feet above the riverbed of the magnificent Grand Canyon, grandcanyonwest.com notes. The surreal skywalk, which will surely make your heart skip a beat or two, lies east of Meadview, and north of Peach Springs. Realistically, it’s a fantastic, scenic place to explore unless you happen to be a hopeless acrophobic.

21 Skydeck – Chicago, Illinois

The widely-known Skydeck in Chicago, Illinois, isn’t at all meant for the faint-hearted travelers, and the reason for it is quite self-explanatory. By the time they get into the special glass boxes, attached to one of the tallest buildings in Chicago, they will have already gone weak at the knees. Frankly, it’s just what this otherwise scenic and beautiful Skydeck does to the body. Tip: do not freak out if you suddenly get that familiar rush of adrenaline, and feelings of weightlessness as you float over the lovely city, contemporist.com shares. But for those, who already cannot wait to experience it, the Skydeck is open 365 days a year.

20 Walk On The Edge, CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario

The CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario, has got something special for anyone, who’s got enough courage to dive headlong into all kinds of wild experiences. The so-called EdgeWalk provides tourists with an out-of-this-world adventure as they walk hands-free around the CN Tower. For the protocol, this spectacularly tall building sits at about 1,168 feet above the ground, contemporist.com highlights. So, even though tourists are practically attached to one side of the tower by harnesses, they still get high doses of that adrenaline rush as they walk on the edge of CN Tower in Toronto.

19 SkyCab – Langkawi, Malaysia

Hop into this cute Skycab and get ready for quite a dizzy Malaysian adventure. As a fairly new attraction in Langkawi, this SkyCab doesn’t just offer cable car rides. Here, at about 708 m above sea level, visitors may catch occasional glimpses of the Malaysian wildlife while taking in the exotic hillside flora and waterfalls. This panoramic glass-bottomed gondola, panoramalangkawi.com details, promises quite a dynamic and sensory experience as well as an explosion of adrenaline-inducing moments on the SkyCab, SkyRex, SkyGlide and all the like. But for those, who don’t really dare to do it, there’s a ton of other fun and engaging activities, from 6D Cinemotion to 3D Art Langkawi.

18 Sky Tower – Auckland, New Zealand

Located in the heart of Auckland’s Central Business District, the famous Sky Tower is, indeed, one of the tallest buildings in the entire country. As a matter of fact, Sky Tower stands at a height of about 328 meters, and from there, your field of vision can run for miles in every possible direction, www.bungy.co reveals. Once you’ve climbed onto the roof, you can walk over 600 feet above the ground, and if you’ve got enough courage, you can even do BASE jumping off the side of the tower. In fact, most adventurers love to come here only to hurl themselves off the tower and plummet down 630 feet at an average speed of 85 km per hour. No wonder it became a much-loved location for thrill-seekers.

17 Trolltunga Cliff – Odda, Norway

Situated at 700 meters above the lake Ringedalsvatnet, the unique formation is what makes the people of Norway full of pride. The so-called Trolltunga – or more commonly known as Troll’s Tongue – sits horizontally to the awe-inspiring mountain hills right above Odda’s Skjeggedal valley. The entire area is known for its incredible views offered by this horizontal formation in Norway. You see, this place is certainly not for the faint-hearted travelers.

Nearby is also the Trolltunga Hotel, being the area’s best accommodation for both thrill-seekers and curious visitors. Tip: explore Norway’s magical fjords during the low season, trolltunga-active.com advises, but avoid the area of the Trolltunga- it may be too much for acrophobic tourists.

16 Climb Up The Stairway To Nothingness - The Dachstein Glacier, Schildlehen, Austria

Perched on a glass plate, the Stairway to Nothingness is a fantastic way to put your ability to deal with heights to the ultimate test. As you stand there, you’ll be able to enjoy scenic views of the mountain peaks of Austria. But the Dachstein Glacier doesn’t only come with an epic natural scenery but with many vertigo-inducing activities at the top.  Since the cable car came into service, the ride has offered the brave travelers an unforgettable experience. Thanks to the Panoramic Gondola, which was entirely made of glass, the fearless visitors can now enjoy a ride up to the actual glacier, derdachstein.at shares.

15 Tokyo Skytree – Tokyo, Japan

The SkyTree is, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular and tallest buildings in Tokyo. The tower sits at almost 2080 feet and can easily make you feel sick and dizzy as you look down at your feet below. Interestingly, Tokyo SkyTree is actually the tallest broadcasting tower in the world, packed with brilliant nightscape viewing environments, tokyo-skytree.jp explains. Thanks to their brand-new mobile app, all timid visitors can actually take a virtual tour around the tower. As for the real adventurers on top of the SkyTree, they can finally enjoy scenic 360º views of the great Tokyo metropolis, stretching out before their eyes in a sparkling ocean of light.

14 Marina Bay Sands Hotel – Bayfront Ave, Singapore

If by any chance you happen to be in the exotic country of Singapore, do not miss to take a dive into the largest infinity pool at the luxury Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

The lavish property features a total of 57 levels, contemporist.com details, and the infinity pool sits on the side of the roof. When it comes to the amenities, there’s really nothing that lacks there. Here, at the opulent Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the wealthiest and most adventurous guests can take in magical vistas from floor-to-ceiling windows. With such exotic features at hand, this place sure sounds like heaven unless you’ve got problems with extreme heights. In such cases, we would surely advise you against looking over the edge while splashing in the infinity pool.

13 Capilano Suspension Bridge – North Vancouver, British Columbia

As one of the most famous locations in Vancouver, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is richly packed with sights and outdoor activities, from taking cliff-walks to exploring views of the entire park and the forest floor. Those, who have long banished the fear of heights, can enjoy the walk across the suspension bridge, contemporist.com details. From there, they can head over to the cliff walk which surely guarantees an adrenaline-packed journey. All in all, the “wild walk” takes travelers through maze-like series of platforms, stairs, and cantilevered bridges. The area also boasts a dozen suspended footbridges with spectacular views of the Capilano River and wildlife, capbridge.com proudly reveals.

12 Insanity At The Stratosphere – Las Vegas, Nevada

The Insanity at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, Nevada, boasts the absolute adrenaline-fueled experience. But, of course, those with fears of heights should probably avoid it. The ride at the Stratosphere sits at 900 feet above the LA luxury strip, and once you hop into your seat, it soon starts to spin you around like crazy. Actually, the spins become so intense at one point that you’ll have surely fallen sick and dizzy by the time it’s over, contemporist.com says. Sometimes it may be pretty hard to tell if it's the ride or the actual height that makes you feel giddy.

11 Glacier Skywalk – Jasper, Alberta

The surreal Glacier Skywalk in Jasper, Alberta, seems to be yet another fantastic place to explore, but it sure isn’t for the less adventurous travelers. The Glacier Skywalk is mostly famous for its cliff edge walkway, entirely made of glass. As a matter of fact, it’s really the only thing that stands between you and the deep abyss below your feet, contemporist.com says. From the look of things, only the bravest will be able to make the cliff-walk from end to end. Apparently, it’s really not made for backpackers who still cannot pluck up the courage to get there.

10 The Edge At Eureka Skydeck – Melbourne, Australia

Located in the heart of Southbank, this glass cube, attached to the 88th floor of the epic Eureka Tower, sits at over 900 feet above the charming city of Melbourne. The Skydeck, standing at almost 300 m above the streets, provides excellent vistas of the city while sending you a rush of adrenaline as well.

The platform is not only considered the biggest public observation deck but is arguably the best experience for adventurous travelers, eurekaskydeck.com.au explains. But if you still cannot deal with heights, you should probably cross the Skydeck off your list of must-see locations in Melbourne.

9  Trift Bridge – Swiss Alps

If there’s anything more awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping from the gondola rides in Langkawi, Malaysia, it must be the ride to this suspension bridge in the Swiss Alps. Not only does it sit at a spectacular altitude, but it’s actually positioned right above an actual melting glacier. Worse still, the trail that leads to the gondola rides, contemporist.com reveals, is often closed off during severe weather conditions. When compared to Langkawi, this place is at least twice as challenging to explore and triple as spooky. But if you still want to go there, make sure that the trail is open in the next few days.

8 How About Having Dinner Up In The Sky?

Having dinner high up in the sky may seem like a romantic experience, but it’s a real nightmare for people dealing with acrophobia. This unusual dining experience features a suspended table and it’s supposed to strap you in over the course of the night. When it comes to the menu, visitors are able to savor the delicious meals, prepared by a fantastic chef, dinnerinthesky.com/ reveals. But whether you’ll be able to enjoy the dining experience is a whole different story. Strangely though, most of these dine-in-the-sky events have also taken place in many other metropolises around the world.

7 Skyslide – Los Angeles, California

How about taking a ride down this thick chute, located on the 70th floor of the LA Bank Tower? Admittedly, this sure sounds like an out-of-the-box experience that we’d most likely miss out on. Indeed, the SkySlide in Los Angeles may provide magical, fantastic views of the city; however, the whole idea of riding down this slide made of glass is quite spooky, if not dangerous.   After all, there’s no guarantee that we won’t fly through the glass while gliding up and down the slide. But if you still want to try it, then you can climb your way up to the open-air observation deck and slide down the glass-made chute, civitatis.com says.

6 Burj Khalifa In Dubai

Commonly known as Burj Dubai, this epic building has long been able to keep a steady flow of curious tourists and fearless travelers. Burj Khalifa, developed by Dubai-based Emaar Properties PJSC,  first opened its doors in 2010, triadvisor.com says, and it didn't take long to become the world's tallest and most lavish high-rise building. But besides being a major tourist attraction, Burj Khalifa is also known for its hair-raising observation dock. Although the dock provides fantastic views of the lavish city and the sun-kissed desert, it's still so much better to avoid the huge crowds and enjoy it from far away instead. Besides, if you often experience height vertigo, you'd better avoid flying up to the 148th floor.

5 Sears Tower In Chicago

Known as quite an iconic building in Chicago, Illinois, Willis Tower features a specific structural system that proves to be highly influential in any skyscraper construction. The tower is also home to over 100 companies, from law firms to insurance companies, theskydeck.com says. Today, the 110-story Willis tower – also referred to as the Sears Towers – encompasses over 4.5 million sq.f., as it also includes the major top attractions – the SkyDeck and The Ledge. The 1,450-ft skyscraper features a glass viewing platform, but if you’re not doing good with heights, you’d better forget about climbing up to the very top of the building.

4 Baluarte Bridge, Mexico

This unique bridge in Mexico boasts a height of 403 m as well as a total length of 1,100 m, and most of that runs above the valley below. The cable-stayed bridge is not only an eye-popping sight to see, but it turns out to be the second-highest in the world, 10mosttoday.com reports. The Baluarte Bridge is situated along the Mexican Durango-Mazatlan highway that connects the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. The car-stable bridge is still thought of as quite a remarkable structure, constructed across the deep ravine in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range. Indeed, this bridge might have been a genuine architectural feat, but as you can see, it can also be quite dangerous even for the most adventurous travelers out there.