Believe you me! You will feel your chair is shaking by looking at these photos. It is the deadliest trail on earth for hikers with the nerves of titanium only. It is one of the scariest places in this world but it has thousands of visitors every year. Isn’t it weird? What we are talking about here is a popular mountain in China called Mount Hua Shan (华山), or simply known as Mount Hua.
Mount Hua is one of the Five Famous Moutains in China. It is situated at Huayin, Weinan, Xi’an city, at the province of Shaanxi. The trail we are talking about is steep and climbers need to walk on wooden planks where the width is only about 1 foot. Except wooden planks, there is one rail of chains for climbers to hold onto, nothing more.
What’s actually at the peak? What makes everyone risks their life just to get to the top? Let’s climb to find out! The entire journey begins with this tunnel.
The stone path begins. Nobody can see where it leads to from here.
These stone stairs are mostly 60 to 90 degree. Climbers feel like it is leading us to the heaven. Well, they are considered the easiest path of the entire journey.
You will pass by a few temples, houses and villages along the way.
Now it is getting harder to climb because you have to hold the rail of chains and climb the nearly-90-degree stone stairs.
A beautiful scene that money can’t buy.
Here we are, Chang Kong Cliff Road (Cliffside Plank Path) on Mount Huashan. Don’t look at these photos if you are afraid of heights.
Most hikers will stick their face and body as close as possible to the wall and move on slowly.
Both the up and down of this road are cliffs, the iron chain is hanged on the wall and the road surface is built by rafter and is fastened by peg.
This is the hiker with Iron Man’s guts.
It is the steepest mountains in Hua Shan, thus it is also called “Hua Shan Number 1 Dangerous”.
The heartbeat is getting faster now.
There are places without rafter.
Are you wondering how the people in China built this 700 years ago?
Cliffside Plank Path on Mount Hua.
This is so “ ”, speechless.
There is a teahouse at the peak. It was a Taoist temple that was built 700 years ago.
If you are exhausted, you can take a gondola to the starting point.
Obviously, this can be classified as the top 10 most dangerous trail in the world. You are suggested to buy a helmet if you plan to challenge this trail.
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