45 hairpin turns on the Chinese Heaven's Road
Located on south-western China's, the Road to Heaven is a cliff-side motorway full of hairpin turns and steep bends. There are sheer drops virtually along the entire route and enough hairpins to make a whirling dervish dizzy. Elevating from 2,050 feet to 3,855 feet above the sea level, it has an astonishingly 45 hairpins.
The winding road is asphalted and includes dozens of deadly hairpin turns, stretching for 3.5 miles (5,757 metres) from an altitude of 625 to 1,175m above the sea level. The nerve-shredding road is carved into the side of a steep mountain and is surrounded by luscious greenery. The road runns from Chuanhegai, a 1,000-family mountain village situated at an altitude of 3,117 feet high, towards its nearest town, called Pingma.
Pic: China News Service/ Chen Bisheng