Lovers of grandiose landscapes, to cut the breath and turns dementia the Tianmen Road will delight you! Located in the north of Hunan Province in China, at the side of Mount Tianmen, the winding road crosses the Tianmenshan National Park of Zhangjiajie. Mount Tianmen meaning in Chinese the “Mountain of the Door of heaven” is called thus because its summit is composed of an impressive natural curiosity. Indeed at its highest point is a spectacular natural arch of 131 meters high and 30 meters wide opening on the sky.
Also called the road to the sky, the latter consists of 11 kilometers and 99 bends often close to 180 degrees. The road is one of the most steep mountain passes in the world. The work undertaken was very tedious due to its situation, so they started in 1998 and ended in 2004 or 6 years later. In Criss this road, you start from the gate of the park at an altitude of 200 meters to arrive 11 kilometers higher at the foot of the cave at more than 1200 meters of altitude.
The road to the sky crosses two bridges, the Yinxian and the Rujing and offers breathtaking views throughout the journey on its steep cliffs, its imposing old trees, its vines and vegetable moss as well as the imposing 9 surrounding mountains . The latter resemble the arrows of Houyi, according to a Chinese legend.
The Tianmen road is considered one of the most dangerous roads in the world but also one of the most beautiful and impressive. You’re leaving for about forty minutes of thrills. You discover a temple nestled at the top and then stairs rising up to the door of heaven, these are the most dizzying staircases in the world! Once at the top you can stroll along cliff-side trails, with some transparent glass passages for an unforgettable moment!
For the less adventurous, a cable car allows you to take you to the top of the mountain. This is the longest high-mountain passenger cable car in the world, with close to 100 cabins, a length of 7455 metres and a difference of 1279 metres. The highest percentage of slopes reaches 37 degrees, so it gives you also beautiful and strong sensations!
Go for a unique and memorable roadtrip on the most beautiful roads of the Asian continent!
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