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Ten Most Spectacular Roads in China

No.1 Hangzhou Bay Cross-sea Bridge

It is the world’s longest cross-sea bridge, which stretches 36 kilometers.

No 2. Henan Guo liang Road, A Guabi Road

Guabi roads are a kind of road that is built on a cliff in China, there are six Guabi roads in total, mainly spreading among Taihang Mountain and Southeastern Shanxi Province. The most famous one is Guoliang Road, which is titled as “The ninth wonders”, “One of the world’s most dangerous ten roads” and “One of the world’s most unique 18 roads”.

No.3 Shanxi Zhongnanshan Highway Road Tunnel

The single hole is 18.02 meters long, doule hole 36.04. Its scale of construction of the same kind topped the first among the world. It takes as long as 15 minutes to go through. What is worth to go is that it is equipped with the most advanced lighting system to relieve drivers from tiredness and ensure their safety.

No.4 Hunan Zhangjiajie Tianmenshan Curve Road

It is 10.77 meters long, 200 to 1,300 meters above sea level. Surrounded by steep cliffs on both sides and deep valleys, it has a total of 99 curves, like a knit-tight continuous jade belt around the mountain, titled the World’s most spectacular wonders.

No.5 Huan Jishou Aizhai Curve Road

It is a spotlight on the artery of 319 National Road, which runs from bottom to top with 13 curves, steep and precipitous. Besides, it is usual in china that a bridge was built next to its top.

No.6 Hunan Xiangxi Aizhai Suspension Bridge

It tops the third among the world, first in Asia, in terms of its main span lasting 1176 meters. With an altitude of 330 meters from its design elevation to the ground, it crosses over a valley that Dehang River run through around Aizhai Town, and the whole suspension bridge stretches 1073.65 meters.

No.7 Guizhou Qinglong 24-Curve Anti-Japanese Road

With 24 curves, it is spectacular, steep and precipitous. In Ancient China, it is called “Yaguan” meaning thousands of people can’t break in if only one people is guarding. It is part of the Stilwell Road built during Anti-Japanese War, the lifeblood of Anti-Japanese War.

No.8 Tarim Desert Road

It runs across the south and north of Taklimakan Desert, “The Sea of Death”. For visitors who are thirsty for crossing the Desert, it is undoubted that self-driving on the road is the best alternative. The tour lasts about 5 hours, when they can see wonderful desert sights.

No.9 Four Roads to Tibet

The four roads are Chuanzang, Qingzan, Dianzang, and Xinzang Road, which are all fantastic roads with beautiful scenery, a heaven for riders.

No.10 Taiwan Su-Hua Highway

It starts at Su-ao, Yilan to the north and ends at Hualian, Hualian to the south. It has a total length of 118 kilometers adjacent to the sea, built according to the coastline or occasionally into the flat river delta hinterland. As one of the most famous sight-seeing road, one can enjoy pacific sea scenery as well as steeps and mountains.

Translated by Zumi