The Ultimate Guide to Traveling the Xialondong Cliff Tunnel Road

Xialondong Cliff Tunnel Road is the name of a very inspiring drive through remote areas located in Huayuan County of Hunan Province, China. It’s one of the famous Chinese tunnel roads.

Xialondong Cliff Tunnel Road

Located on the western margin of the province, the challenging road is totally paved. It’s a hidden gem. Built on a high cliff, the road is 1 kilometer long (200 meters into a tunnel). Be aware of rockslides and do not drive the road on rainy seasons.
Built in the 1960s and 1970s, the wall-hanging road is extremely narrow, so proceed cautiously and hope no other vehicles come from the other direction. The tunnel has windows (every ten meters or so) carved on the stone. The road has become a tourist site in its own right thanks to its beautiful views. The road has been improved the last years, adding lights inside the tunnel and building a lookout to enjoy the views.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
Pic: 大瑤旅行記