Travelling the defiant Nujiang River Road

Located in the Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture of the Yunnan province in China, Nujiang River Road is one of the most scenic yet challenging roads in the world. It is a dangerous road built on cliff, completely by hand work.

Nujiang River Road

How long is Nujiang River Road?

The road follows the Nujiang River, also known as Salween River. It’s 99.5 km (61.82 miles) long running south-north from Pengdangxiang to Dengqu Village. It’s definitely not for anyone suffering from vertigo or a fear of landslides.

Is Nujiang River Road paved?

The road was recently paved. The last part of the road is closed to foreigner visitors. Flooding can wash away the entire road surface. Needless to say, any vehicle attempting to cross the road at that time would be easily swept away.
Pic: Chinese bridge