The awesome Lanying Cliff Road carved out of the mountains

Located in Wuxi County, in China, the infamous Lanying Cliff Road is an awesome path carved out of the mountains. It’s one of the famous Chinese tunnel roads.

Lanying Cliff Road

What’s Lanying Cliff Road?

Located on the southern slopes of the central Daba Mountains, the awesome Lanying Cliff Road, also known as "Lanying Tian Road", is the only transportation route connecting Lanying village to the outside world. Before its construction, residents had to travel almost an entire day to exit the mountainous area. They also had to make a six-hour stair climb to get to a nearby area, and the stairs were definitely not too safe-looking.

How long is Lanying Cliff Road?

Tucked away on the southwestern part of the country, the wall-hung road is 1.2km (0.745 miles) long down from the side of the cliff. The road is totally paved but extremely narrow and steep, hitting a 22.9% of maximum gradient through some of the sections. The road is extremely scary, about 3,000 feet above the ground.

When was Lanying Cliff Road built?

It was constructed by 23 villagers of different families (between 1986 and 2001) who hammered out a road along a cliff to better connection of the town to the outside world. It was divided into 23 sections, with a family responsible for one. The drive offers great views over Lanying Grand Canyon, the deepest canyon in Chongqing. The road has gradually become an instagramable point for rural tourism.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
Pic&video: Chinese bridge