Dangerous Roads


I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...
Staff member
Jul 19, 2004
Out of Bounds
This relatively new Chinese road is a challenging series of twists and turns.

Road in China with jaw-dropping hairpins is now a tourist attraction: Highway reaches an altitude of over 13,000ft and has over 200 bends in total

The recently built Panlong Ancient Road in West China contains so many bends – over 200 – that it has rapidly become a tourist attraction.

The most photogenic section contains a jaw-dropping series of steep hairpin bends, rising sharply from a plateau into snowcapped mountains. Heaven for driving enthusiasts, hell for anyone who suffers from car sickness. ...

The 75km-long (46-mile) road - dubbed the Plateau Sky Road by locals - is in Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County, Xinjiang Province.

Its original purpose was to provide passage through the Kunlun Mountains for local farmers and herdsmen. ...

The road reaches a height of 4,200 metres (13,780ft), with a maximum elevation gain of 1,000 metres (3,280ft). ...

However, www.dangerousroads.org, while calling the road a 'driving enthusiast's dream', warned drivers to be careful during rain and snow - and to be aware that mudslides are possible. ...
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