Top 10 most dangerous roads in China

Bolivia allegedly has the most dangerous road in the world with 200-300 travelers being killed yearly along the road. but I think some dangerous roads from China can easily compete it. Here is a list of the most dangerous roads in China.

1. 318 National Highway  – The Sichuan to Tibet Section (318国道川藏线)

The Sichuan-Tibet Highway (a section of the No. 318 National Trunk Highway) begins in Chengdu of Sichuan on the east and ends at Lhasa in Tibet on the west. The Highway has two routes: Sichuan-Tibet Highway north road (2,412 km long) and Sichuan-Tibet Highway south road (2,149 km long). The highway crosses high mountains, passes lakes and primeval forests, travels through valleys and there are several sections which are very dangerous.

2. 320 National Highway – Huanghuaqiao Section in Jiangxi (320国道黄华桥路段)

This section is located in Pingxiang City, which is a section of 320 National Highway. This section seems to be the most dangerous and called “Devil Section”! The complete section from top to bottom is just less than 1km, but the hair raising tight turns might make you wish for flat out tarmac.

3. The Guoliang Tunnel (郭亮隧道)

The Guoliang Tunnel is one of the most dangerous roads in the world. The tunnel is located in Henan Province in central China. The magnificent tunnel road in the Taihang mountains was built by 13 local villagers with five years to finish. The tunnel was opened to traffic on May 1st, 1977. The 1200 meter long tunnel is about 5 meters high and 4 meters wide. The Guoliang tunnel is another addition to most dangerous and complicated roads to travel. Dubbed as “the road that does not tolerate any mistakes”, most accidents in the tunnel are primarily caused by the neglect of the traveler.

4. Taike Road (太克公路)

Taike road is a scenic mountain mountain road and the road conditions are also very good. But it is in the list of top 10 dangerous roads in China, the road is called “Devil U Shape”,  the most dangerous section is between Taiyuan and Jiaogu. There has been an traffic accident almost every week since 1997.

5. 24-Zig along the Burma Road (滇缅公路24拐)

“The “24-zig” is in Guizhou Province, it has 24 sharp bends on a high mountain. The Burma Road was largely built  by Chinese during World War II to bring supplies to beleagured China, to help Chinese resist the Japanese invasion.

6. Tian Men Shan Big Gate Road (天门山通天大道)

Tian Men Shan is located in Hunan province, the road is 10km from top to bottom. The highest point is 1300m above sea level, and the lowest point is 200m. The scenery looks beautiful, but take your eyes off the road for a second, and you’re on the fast way down to the bottom. The roads are scary with many twists & turns & certainly not for the faint-hearted.

7. Medog County Road (墨脱公路)

This section is located in Medog County in Tibet. The dangerous road runs throughout the valley, glacier, landslides, cliffs, steep slopes and river where there has been no human footprints.

8. Old Kunyi Road 旧昆宜公路

Kunyi Road is the most crooked road. This section is just two kilometers away from the Yiliang County, many locals even do not know it. There are 68 bends in just 7 km road from the foot to the top.

9. 213 National Highway (213国道)

The 213 National Highway runs from Kunming in Yunan province to Lanzhou city in Gansu.In the sinuous national highway No. 213 wandering through the deep valley further away the remote, steep and rugged mountainous areas, linking Dujiangyan City, Maoxian County and Songpan County and Wenchuan County, drivers are prohibited to overtake, overloading their vehicles and are limited to a top speed of 40kph. The road is exceptionally narrow with many twisty turns, the weather over this road is usually cold all times of year.

10. Panshan (盘山)

Panshan Road, located in Tianjin, is one of the Chinese most dangerous roads. It takes 20km wide east to west, and 10km long north to south. Mt. Panshan has been described as “the most beautiful mountain east of Beijing”. Its main peak, Moon Hanging Peak, is 864-meters above sea level.

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