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 at 200m. The construction of the road took eight years, finishing in 2006.
Located in Guzhao district of Hubei province, in central China, Over-Water Highway is the name of a motorway completely built over water. It’s one of the world’s most scenic drives.
Torugart Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.752m (12,310ft) above the sea level, located on the border between the Naryn Province of Kyrgyzstan and the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China.
Located in the northwest of Henan province, in China, Guoliang Tunnel is famous for its dangerous location and difficult construction. Built in the early 1970’s, it’s one of the most famous Chinese tunnel roads.
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.
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.
The mother of all traffic jams was created in China on August 14, 2010. It lasted 12 days with a huge car panorama that stretched for more than 62 miles (100 km). A mini-economy of overpriced food, water, and cigarettes sprang up instantly.
Shipki La is an international high mountain pass and border post on the India-China border, at an elevation of 3.954m (12,972ft) above the sea level. The border is no longer open for non-residents.
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.
Burma Road was a very important road during the WW2 linking Lashio, in eastern Burma (now Myanmar), with Kunming, in Yunnan province, China.
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.
Sichuan-Tibet Highway is the name of 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 (1,330 miles) long. None-the-less it’s a regular route for truck drivers heading to the roof of the world.
Khunjerab Pass is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.706m (15,439ft) above the sea level, located on the northern border of Pakistan with China. It is said to be the highest border-crossing in the world. It’s the highest point on the Karakoram Highway.
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.
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.
China-Nepal Highway (also known as the Friendship Highway) is the name of a very scenic drive on the Tibetan Plateau. It’s regarded as one of the best overland journeys on Earth.
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.
Kunshan Tunnel Road is a spectacular road located in the Taihang Mountains of China. It’s one of the famous Chinese tunnel roads.
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". The road tops out 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.