July 24, 2018

7  Most Dangerous Roads Around The World

If you have ever been on a roller coaster, you know how it feels to have your heart in your mouth. That is the exact feeling you will get if you visit any of these 7 breathtaking roads. Dangerous roads are everywhere, but these have taken it to a whole new level. Definitely you should have adventures in your life but risking your life would be too much. Going on these roads might turn out to be risking your life and that is why you should think twice before visiting them. Anyway, here is the compilation of 7 most dangerous roads in the world:

1. Guoliang Tunnel, China

This is not only a dangerous road but also one of the longest tunnels in China. It is 1.2 km long and was built through a range of mountain. The most dangerous part is the fact that the width of the tunnel is only 4 metres. Drivers driving in this road have to be extremely careful.

2. Maeklong Railway Market, Thailand

If you see the Maeklong market for the first time, you would perceive it as yet another market in Thailand. But it is the railway in between the market, which makes it unique as well as dangerous. The sellers in the market have to take the goods away rapidly and fold their tents really fast in order to make way for the train. The train basically moves at 15 km/h which is not really fast.

 

3. Yungas Road, Bolivia


Yungas Road connects two of the Bolivian cities named La Paz and Coroico. The most dangerous parts of this heavenly road are the number of loops. The road is very narrow but professional drivers even manage trucks to pass.

 

4. Eyre Highway, Australia

Nobody would really perceive this highway as dangerous because it’s not narrow and neither high. However, if you look at the previous records, the number of accidents which has happened in this highway is really huge. It is believed that the reason for so many accidents in this highway is the monotonous landscapes. People tend to fall asleep while driving the car. Moreover, it being 1600 km long adds up to it.

 

5. The “Nose of the Devil” Railway, Ecuador

The nose of the devil is actually the name of the rock on which is railway was built. It is at an altitude of 800m and the road is so dangerous that people are not allowed to ride on roofs of the wagons. Earlier, it used to be a thing, but now it is prohibited.

 

6. Pamban Railway Bridge, India

The speed of the wind in this bridge exceeds 55 km per hour and that is when the trains are warned. Now, the wind can start blowing strongly anytime and you never know if you are in the middle of the bridge. If you happen to be in the middle of the bridge during strong winds, you never know what is going to happen.

 

7. Karakoram Highway, Pakistan — China

It is the world’s most high altitude international highway which is also considered as one of the most dangerous. It is 1300 km long and at one point in the highway, the altitude is more than 4600m. Possibility of avalanches and landslides is always there. This is why it is closed in, winter as well due to the weather conditions.

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