posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 11:37 AM
Although not the most dangerous road or tunnel the beautiful scenery, stone buildings and story of Guoliang makes it stand out.
The story behind the Guoliang tunnel:
The village of Guoliang, a cliff top town, was basically cut off from civilization and is high in the Taihang Mountains and situated in (Huixian,
Xinxiang,) the Henan Province of China. The only way to reach it was by steep stairs embedded in the mountainside called the “Sky Ladder”, which
was a dangerous, no mistake climb.
In 1972 a group of thirteen villagers headed by their chief, Shen Mingxin began the project. They basically sold all their livestock and products to
fund the project. Because of the treacherous nature several of the unskilled died before the tunnel was completed in May 1977. The tunnel got 30
widows that was created to remove the rubble and today is a major tourist’s attraction.
Other Chinese Tunnels
Kemaliye Taş Yolu – Turkey
I see a thread discussing the most unforgettable roads on ATS in 2013, link below. It however does not discuss the Guoliang Tunnel. But if Mod feels
to close this thread please do so.
edit on 1C152015-04-27T11:40:33-05:00MondayAmerica/Chicago2 by ICycle2 because: Because I can