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.

Zixia Palace

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
Pic&video: 过刻慢游记