Friday, February 24, 2012

Jalan Raya Yang Paling Bahaya Di Dunia

Gorgeous Guoliang Tunnel Road in Chinese Mountains

In our article about the most dangerous roads in the world, we mention some of the roads that truly endanger the lives of drivers ... On this occasion we present roads that do not endanger the lives of the driver so much, but certainly require a great level of concentration while driving.

One of the interesting roads is in the Chinese mountains, which was built by Chinese peasants and has an interesting story about its origin:

"Before 1972. there was only a small track that passes through the mountains and which connected the local village with the rest of the world. Then the residents decided to dig a tunnel through the mountains. Led by Shen Mingxin, head of the village, the residents decided to sell most of their personal property and buy appropriate equipment to penetrate the Rocky Mountains. The thirteen strongest villagers began the project. It took them about 5 years to finish a 0,7 mile long tunnel that is in some places wide from 13 to 16 feet. Some of the locals even lost their lives during construction, and the road was officially opened on May 1, 1977."

The wall of the tunnel is uneven and consists of more than 30 "windows" of different sizes and shapes. Some of them are round, some square, and sizes range from a few feet up to 30 feet.

Taroko Gorge Road in Taiwan

Another "not forgiving" road, which is also a tunnel going through the mountain.

Pasubio (Vicenza), Northern Italy

This is an ancient road that was turned into a mountain trail. Cyclists appreciate it because of it’s extremely spectacular and breathtaking observation decks and tunnels. A few cars manage to reach the top, but just to bring the necessary things to the motel that was built there.

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