The scary road to Xifanggoucun built on dangerous cliffs at 3,000 feet high
Located in Ningqiang County of Shaanxi province, in north-west China, the road to Xifanggoucun is a scary mountain drive carved by residents of a rural village, hanging approximately 3,000ft high above ground. It’s one of the famous Chinese tunnel roads.
Tucked away in the Daba Mountain, the precarious mountain road to Xifanggoucun is totally paved with concrete. The road is challenging and scary. It was constructed by locals between 2000 and 2006 and it’s the only transportation route connecting Xifanggoucun village to the outside world. Villagers used to climb over the mountain and walked for two hours to reach the bus stop: now it takes them 10 minutes.
The paved road is 6000-metre-long (3.73-mile-long) and it’s totally impassable to bigger vehicles. The windows carved along the road offer wonderful views. The drive is dangerous as there are no barriers, safety mirrors and lamps along the road.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
Pic: yp zhao