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.
China National Highway 318 (G318) is the name of a challenging road running from Shanghai to Zhangmu, the westernmost border with Nepal. It is said to be the longest highway in China.
Located in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Tarim Desert Road is the name of a paved road running across Taklamakan, China’s largest desert.
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.
Irkeshtam Pass is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.838m (9,311ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China. This is a popular border crossing for travelers journeying across Central Asia.
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.
Located in Yongxiu County (in southern China), a road built across Poyang Lake is flooded every year. It’s one of the periodically flooded roads around the world.
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.
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 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.
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.
Located in the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China, the Mount Everest Base Camp is 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 paved.
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.
Torugart Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.752m (12,310ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China.
Dubbed as the highway above the clouds, the Tianlongshan Highway is a marvel of engineering located in Jinyuan District, in the prefecture-level city of Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi Province, North China.
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.
China National Highway 217 (G217) is the name of a challenging road located in southwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, northwest China.
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.
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.
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.
Suge La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.453m (17,890ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Nyêmo and Damxung counties, in the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.
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.
Located in Xuan'en County of southwestern Hubei province, in People's Republic of China, the Shiziguan floating bridge is one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.
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.
Pang La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.205m (17,076ft) above the sea level, located in Tingri County, under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Xigazê in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.