the world's most spectacular roads

The Dead Sea (that borders Israel, the West Bank and Jordan) is the lowest place on land that’s below sea level, at 1,360 feet. But dozens of land areas of the Earth sit below current sea level. The ten places with the lowest elevations are listed below. 33 countries have land below sea level.

Earth’s Lowest Elevations:         

Place Country Elevation
Dead Sea Jordan/Israel  -1,360 feet (-414 m)
Lake Assal Djibouti, Africa -509 feet (-155 m)
Turpan Pendi China -505 feet (-154 m)
Qattara Depression Egypt -435 feet (-133 m)
Vpadina Kaundy Kazakstan  -433 ft (-132 m)
Denakil  Ethiopia -410 ft (-125 m)
Laguna del Carbón Argentina -344 ft (-105 m)
Death Valley  United States -282 ft (-86 m)
Vpadina Akchanaya Turkmenistan -266 ft (-81 m)
Salton Sea United States -227 ft (-69 m)
Sebkhet Tah Moroco -180 ft (-55 m)
Sabkhat Ghuzayyil Libya -154 ft (-47 m)
Lago Enriquillo Dominican Republic -151 ft (-46 m)
Salinas Chicas Argentina  -131 ft (-40 m)
Caspian Sea Central Asia -92 ft (-28 m)
Lake Eyre Australia -49 ft (-15 m)

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Around the world

>Scenic drives in Norway. Norway has 18 carefully selected scenic drives both in terms of nature/panorama. 
>Romanian high altitude roads. Romania has some amazing roads, real tourist destinations by themselves. 
>Faroese challenging tunnels. Harrowing one lane tunnel on a 2 way road. Kind of frightening to drive through if you're not used to it.
>Highest accessible towns by car on Earth. Permanent settlements occupied year-round, accessible by car.
>The world's best road. The world's best road has just been announced: the N-222 from Peso de Regua to Pinhao in Portugal.
>Longest straight roads in the world. From point A to B in the fastest time possible, sometimes you need to cut corners.
>Highest tunnels in the world. After years of work in rarefied air and frigid temperatures at more than 4,000m, these tunnels are engineering marvels sure to impress anyone.
>The world's northernmost road ends. Get a reliable car, lots of food, water, matches, warm clothing, and gas.


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