Driving the road to Zixia Palace with 49 dizzying hairpin bends
Zixia Palace is a stunning building at an elevation of 3.245m (10,646ft) above the sea level, located in Dongchuan District, in Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China. It’s a road that combines thrills, excitement and beauty.
Set high in Guniu Mountain, the road to the palace is totally unpaved but navigable by most of the passenger vehicles. It’s a very challenging road, with 49 hairpin turns. It is usually blocked by a gate.
Starting at Dongchuan Wangjiaqing Village, the road is 5km (3.10 miles) long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1,000 meters, and hits a 20% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The summit offers stunning views.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
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