The road to heaven — the worst road in China

24.11.2011


There is the world's roads on which travel is not something that is terrible — terrible even to watch. If anyone ever made a hit parade of such roads, the Chinese "Road to Heaven" (also known as the "Road of the great gate") in the Tien Shan Meng, Hunan Province, would be at the top of the list.

The lowest portion thereof at 200 m below sea level, while the highest — above 1300 metrov.Neudivitelno that its construction took eight years, beginning with the 1998. Its twists and turns is clearly not for the faint of heart.

The road climbs the hill to the south of the city of Zhangjiajie Tyanmen, and is one of the most impressive sights of the province Hunan.Esche one of its name — "The Road 99-minute turns." Nine — a lucky number in Chinese culture, as the heavens on mythology there are nine palaces.

If you do not decide to go down this road, there is a chair lift, but make no mistake, it's easier not to be: the length of the cable car is 7455 meters and it is the longest in the world.

 

 

 

 

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