Shangla Wall Tunnel Road

Dare to drive the dangerous Shangla Wall Tunnel Road

Tucked away in the northwest of Henan province, in China, the dangerous Shangla Wall Tunnel Road is a marvel of engineering dug out by hand. It’s one of the famous Chinese tunnel roads.

Set high is the Taihang Mountains, this hanging wall tunnel is 162m long, running through a series of 8 windows. A handful of local villagers built the tunnel to be hewn by hand. The road was paved with concrete but fell into disrepair and now it’s just a gravel road with dangerous potholes.

Due its narrowness, if two cars meet inside, it’s very difficult to get through. Do not go there in winter, because snow will cut the road off. Its lighting comes from the side windows. The scenery is definitely worth seeing. The tunnel was constructed between 1975 and 1977.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
Pic: https://xw.qq.com/cmsid/20220106A001GH00?f=newdc

 

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