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Mount Taibai  is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.750 m (12,300 ft) above the sea level, located in the Qinling Range, in the south west of Shaanxi Province, China.

 

205 Provincial Road is one of the highest roads in the world. This extreme high mountain road located in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, reaches a top elevation of 5.488m (18,005ft) above the sea level. The road is unpaved, with some sections in very bad conditions.

 

Located in central China's Hubei Province, the Sky Road is a marvel of engineering. The road was built by villagers on cliffs after arduous efforts about 30 years ago and is known for its harrowing zig-zags.

 

Located in south-western China's, the Road to Heaven is a cliff-side motorway full of hairpin turns and steep bends. There are sheer drops virtually along the entire route and enough hairpins to make a whirling dervish dizzy. Elevating from 2,050 feet to 3,855 feet above the sea level, it has an astonishingly 45 hairpins.

 

S217 is an extreme high mountain road located in Sichuan province in southwestern China. The road is mstly unpaved, with some asphalt sections in very bad conditions. The road runs entirely over the 4.200m above the sea level. The drive is simply terrible, with a notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters.

 

Balang Shan La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.500 m (14,760 ft.) above the sea level, located in the Sichuan province of China. The pass is traversed by an extreme high mountain called 303 Provincial Road.

 

210 Provincial Road is a very scenic drive in the heart of the Jiajin mountains in the western part of Sichuan province, China.

 

Short ice road linking Heihe, a city of northern Heilongjiang province, in China and Blagoveshchensk, a city of Amur Oblast, in Russia. This seasonal road opens every winter in the frozen Amur River.

 

Located in the Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province, China, the Nujiang River Road is one of the most dangerous roads in the world. It is a dangerous road built on cliff, completely by hand work.

 

303 Provincial Road is an extreme high mountain road located in the eastern Tibet Autonomous Region of China. S303 runs entirely over the 4.200m above the sea level. The drive is simply terrible, with a notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters.

 

The Chumarleb (Qumalai) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.690m  (15,384ft) above the sea level, located in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

 

Running along the Hengduan Mountains, in China, the Yunnan–Tibet Highway is a very scenic drive. The road is 702-kilometer-long.

 

Located in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan, Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest and most spectacular river canyons in the world.

 

Cho La is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.593m (16,068ft) above the sea level, located in the Himalayas.

 

Jelep La is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,267 m (13,999 ft) above the sea level, located between East Sikkim District, Sikkim, India and Tibet Autonomous Region, China.

 

The Shiquanhe Observatory is an optical observatory at an elevation of 5.100 m (16,700 ft) above the sea level, located in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China.

 

Cho La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.864 m (15,958 ft) above the sea level, located in the Chola Mountain, in Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in China's Sichuan province.

 

X120 is a high mountain road located in northwestern Sichuan province, in China.

 

The Bayanka La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.950m (16,236ft) above the sea level, located in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

 

The Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway is one of the most congested roads on Earth. The road is 2,717 km long.

 

Nyalam Tong La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5,150 metres (16,900 ft) above the sea level, in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China.

 

Galong La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.296m above the sea level, located in the Nyingchi Prefecture in the south-east of the Tibet Autonomous Region.




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