Road N6

N6 in Yemen, one of the most hairpinned roads in the world

The winding N6 is a very exciting road located in south-western Yemen. Ideal time to travel is daylight. Not adviced night drive.

The road is totally paved. It’s 228 km (141 miles) long running from Dhamar, a city in Dhamar Governorate towards Lawdar, a town in Lawdar District, in the Abyan Governorate.
Running from Lawdar (a town and seat of Lawdar District at an elevation of 983m above the sea level) to Al Bayda (also called Al-Baidhah or Beida, a town in the Governorate of Al Bayda' at an elevation of 1.998m above the sea level) it’s one of the most hairpinned roads in the world, with 34 hairpin turns. On this section, the road climbs up to Aqabat Thirah, a mountain pass at an elevation of 2.267m (7,437ft) above the sea level.
Pic: http://www.marsnjak.com/sergej/?menu=yemen&pic=65&type=pic&zoom=1&gmap=1

 

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