Located within the Tianmen Mountain National Park, in northwestern Hunan Province, China, the Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road (also called the Tianmen Winding Mountain Road) is 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) long from the bottom to the top. The highest point of the road is at 1.300m above sea level, and the lowest point is 200m. The construction of the road took eight years, finishing in 2006.
Gyatso La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.220m (17,125ft) above the sea level, located in Lhazê County, a county of the Xigazê Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China. The pass is the highest point on the Friendship Highway (China-Nepal).
Some small villages in the Taihang Mountains of China were extremely isolated from the rest of the world by the cliffs and mountains. It was necessary to walk by small scary and dangerous paths to arrive there.
Guoliang Tunnel is one of the most famous tunnels in the world. It’s 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) long, 5 metres (16 ft) tall and 4 metres (13 ft) wide, located high in the Taihang Mountains of the Henan Province, China. It’s one of the famous Chinese tunnel roads. Road requires monk-like focus to drive. Even one mistake, locals say, means big trouble in little China.
Located in central China, the Over-Water Highway is one of the World’s Most Scenic Highways. In order to avoid cutting through the woods, about 4.4 kilometers of the 10.9-kilometer highway has been constructed above a river that runs through picturesque mountains.
China National Highway 217 (G217) is an asphalted and lonely road with a length of 1,753 km (1,089 mi) located in southwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, northwest China.
Burma Road was a very important road during the WW2 linking Lashio, in eastern Burma (now Myanmar), with Kunming, in Yunnan province, China.
Shipki La is a high mountain pass and border post on the India-China border, at an elevation of 3.930m (12,894ft) above the sea level. The border is no longer open for non-residents. The pass is traversed by the National Highway 5, the former NH22.
Khunjerab Pass (sometimes called Khunerjab Pass) is a high mountain pass on the northern border of Pakistan with China, at an elevation of 4.733m (15,528ft) above the sea level. It's said to be the highest border-crossing in the world and the highest point on the Karakoram Highway.
Sichuan-Tibet Highway is a high-elevation road that begins in Chengdu of Sichuan on the east and ends at Lhasa in Tibet on the west. The road is 2,142km long. None-the-less it’s a regular route for truck drivers heading to the roof of the world.
Suge La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.453m (17,890ft) above the sea level, located in the Nyenchen Dangla Mountains about 110kms northwest of Lhasa. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters. Near the pass, oxygen is in short supply.
The 24-Zig Road is one of the most spectacular roads in China. This winding mountain road is located near Qinglong town in Guizhou Province, in the southwest of the country. It’s one of the famous hairpinned roads in the world. The road was built by the Chinese during WWII to transport supplies to help resist the Japanese invasion.
Located in the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China, the Mount Everest North Base Camp lies at an elevation of 5.157m (16,919ft) above the sea level. The road to the base camp is a magnificent feat of engineering. It’s mostly asphalted.
China-Nepal Highway (also known as the Friendship Highway) is a very scenic route on the Tibetan Plateau with a length of 753 km (467 miles). It’s regarded as one of the best overland journeys on Earth.
High altitude, thin, freezing dry air; intense harsh sunlight, galeforce winds with sub-zero windchill for hundreds and hundreds of kilometres. China National Highway 219 (G219) runs along the southwestern border of the People's Republic of China, from Yecheng (Karghilik) in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region to Lhatse in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Several stretches of the road are known to many as "no man's land." Its highest elevation is at 5.392m (17,690ft) above the sea level.
Irkeshtam Pass is one of the world’s most remote border crossings. Located between Kyrgyzstan and China lies at an elevation of 3.005m (9,858ft) above the sea level. This is a popular border crossing for travelers journeying across Central Asia. It’s located east of the Alay Valley in southern Osh Province, Kyrgyzstan.
Wenquan is a high mountain town at an elevation of 5.100m (16,732ft) above the sea level located in the Qinghai province of China. It’s one of the highest towns accessible by car on Earth.
Located in the Tianmen Mountain National Park, in the northwestern part of Hunan Province, China, Heaven's Gate is one of China’s most famous landmarks.
Kunshan Tunnel Road is a spectacular road located in the Taihang Mountains of China. It’s one of the famous Chinese tunnel roads.
Located in the Kashgar region of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China, the Panlong Ancient Road is not for the faint of heart or anyone prone to motion sickness.
Semo La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.578m (18,300ft) above the sea level, located in Tsochen county in Ngari Prefecture, in the central part of Tibet, in China. It gives access to the Chang Tang region. It’s one of the highest roads of the country. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters. Near the pass, oxygen is in short supply.
Jelep La is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.434m (14,547ft) above the sea level, located on the border of India and Tibet. The pass has been used for centuries by traders.
China National Highway 318 (G318) is a challenhing road running from Shanghai to Zhangmu on the China-Nepal border. It is the longest highway in China, crossing over eight provinces, with a length of 5.476 kilometres (3,403 mi).
Torugart Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.752m (12,310ft) above the sea level, located in the Tian Shan mountain range on the border between the Naryn Province of Kyrgyzstan and the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China. This remote mountain pass it’s one of two border crossing between Kyrgyzstan and China and it’s billed as one of the most logistically difficult international borders to cross in the world.
Located in the Qinling mountains in northwest China's Shaanxi province, the Zhongnanshan Tunnel is an important part of the road network between Xi’an and Ankang. It’s one of the longest tunnels in the world.
Located in Southeast Asia, China is the world's third largest country, after Russia and Canada. China's mountains are a major feature of its physical geography with mountains, plateaus and hills accounting for about 65 percent of the country's landmass.
Tarim Desert Road is an asphalted road crossing the Taklamakan Desert from North to South in China. The 552-kilometer-long desert crossing highway is the world's longest highway across a shifting-sand desert.
Mana Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.582m (18,314 ft) above the sea level, located in the Himalayas on the border between India and China. It’s one of the highest vehicle-accessible passes in the world. It is a part of the road to Mana Top that rises to 5.610m (18,406ft) but the actual pass is at a lower height.