15 Most Dangerous Roads in the World

Guoliang Tunnel Road, China

Driving the Guoliang Tunnel Road is not a job for the faint of heart.

Not only do you have to drive most of the time on a route cut in the cliff face, but you also have to go through an agonizingly small tunnel. Forget about cutting lanes on a road that barely allows two normal-sized vehicles to pass without scraping each other’s paint off.

Located in the Taihang Mountains of the Henan Province, the treacherous and highly unusual mountain road has a pretty impressive back story. Forget about modern machinery drilling through the mountain in record time!

Built in the 1970s, the Guoliang Tunnel was carved in the purest Chinese fashion. Thirteen villagers sold their livestock to buy tools and began cutting the 1.2 km stretch of rock separating them from the outside world.

At a pace of 1 meter every three days, seeing those chisels to work would have transported you back to Prehistory.

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