Friday, April 16, 2010

World's Most Extremes Roads to Travel

I am thinking about some of the most extreme places and most bizarre and dangerous places. I won't able to go there, but I am just curious how humankind are pro-extremes. In fact, we can live in the places that has the most unforgiving climate with almost no resources to find. I bumped into an article which shows some of the most dangerous roads in the world.

Tunnel in China

This is a 1200 meter long and is about 5 meters high and 4 meters wide tunnel road in the Taihang mountains. Located in the Henan Province of China. Was built by 13 local villagers and took five years to finish.

Lena Highway

Russian Federal Highway called “Lena Highway” or lets call it "The Road from Hell". This road leads from Moscow city to the Siberian city of Yakutsk. This place is one of the the coldest cities on earth that the temperature runs down to -45 °F especially on January...

...but the bizarre thing is, it is unpassable in the summer because when it rains in summer, the road becomes muddy making it impossible for the
vehicles to pass through.

El Espinazo Del Diablo

El Espinazo Del diablo or we should call it "The devil’s backbone" in Durango, Mexico. This is the only road from Durango to Mazatlan Sinaloa and would take 5 hour long to get there. Stunning rock formations rising around you and the lush, green vistas will entertain you will driving the road.

Trollstigen in Norway

Trollstigen means the "Troll Ladder" is one of the most that attracts tourists. The place has a series of stunning roads with a breathtaking view of a few waterfalls and once you reach the top, its will show you a stunning and breathtaking view, which is the Stigfossen waterfall, a 320 m long waterfall which falls down the mountain side.

Halsema Highway

Halsema Highway or the Baguio-Bontoc Road is located Central Cordillera Valley, in my own country, Philippines. The place has a series of mountains and abundant in green lush forest. People enjoy planting and harvesting crops and will eventually sold in downtown cities. Halsema Highway is approximately 150 miles long, with narrow roads and steep cliff faces make the road almost impassable during the rainy season. There are sheer drop offs of more than 1000 feet without a safety guard rail. It is known for its rock slides and mud slides and buses driving dangerously fast on its narrow passage that cause accidents every year.

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