HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum About
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Transportation


Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted Sep 17, 2006, 12:40 AM
JeremyDC JeremyDC is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 8
China's Moutain Roads

You can found them in Sichuan province...











Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted Sep 17, 2006, 12:42 AM
JeremyDC JeremyDC is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 8






Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3  
Old Posted Sep 17, 2006, 12:54 AM
WonderlandPark's Avatar
WonderlandPark WonderlandPark is offline
Pacific Wonderland
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Bi-Situational, Portland & L.A.
Posts: 4,129
Whoa, reminds me of that road in Zion National Park.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #4  
Old Posted Sep 17, 2006, 2:28 PM
rapid_business's Avatar
rapid_business rapid_business is offline
Urban Advocate
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 6,888
unreal! so is it just pedestrian? or is therey cars, trucks, etc? I can see that being dangerous if so.
__________________
Cities are the most extraordinary human creation. They are this phenomenon which has unbelievable capacity to solve problems, to innovate, to invent, to create prosperity, to make change and continually reform. - Ken Greenburg
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5  
Old Posted Sep 17, 2006, 11:56 PM
itom 987's Avatar
itom 987 itom 987 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 4,927
That road might be hundreds of years old, does anyone know more about that road?
I've been to Sichuan, and the new highways there are just as impressive!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #6  
Old Posted Sep 18, 2006, 4:17 PM
MolsonExport's Avatar
MolsonExport MolsonExport is online now
The Vomit Bag.
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Otisburgh
Posts: 39,264
What a bad place to be during an earthquake.
__________________
"If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you." -President Lyndon B. Johnson
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7  
Old Posted Sep 18, 2006, 7:34 PM
trvlr70 trvlr70 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 2,244
These would not hold up to Western engeneering standards. Cooling looking, however.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #8  
Old Posted Sep 20, 2006, 2:48 AM
WHY-T's Avatar
WHY-T WHY-T is offline
Stuck in TO for now...
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Greater Montreal & the even Greater Hong Kong
Posts: 198
There are many roads similar to these throughout the mountainous regions of China. Many of them are indeed navigable by vehicles (I have seen as large as trucks moving through in videos, although tight and dangerous), while some can only be reached by foot. Some of these roads are built during the 50s Communist era to transport goods, people,... up, down and through the treacherous mountains of China. I don't know too much about their construction, but they were very rudimentary paths carved out wherever easiest on the cliffsides. Even today many still travel miles daily on these routes for their living.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #9  
Old Posted Oct 9, 2006, 6:17 PM
Longstreets Longstreets is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Alberta,Canada
Posts: 6
Question Name this road !

I see that someone has taken this post ,totally mislabeled it and it's showing up on many sites as Stremnaya Road,the"Road Of Death" situated in Bolivia.

There is a road in Bolivia called the "road of death" named Yungas Road so named because of the high number of fatalities on it each year but it's appearance isn't anywhere close to this beauty in China.

I have tried to find out more information about this road and the closest pictures I can find that resemble this terrain is the Leshan Giant Bhudda.

Does anyone have any more information about this place?

Thanks.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #10  
Old Posted Oct 9, 2006, 6:22 PM
Trantor's Avatar
Trantor Trantor is offline
FUS RO DAH!
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: The Ecumenopolis
Posts: 16,147
^it was me who posted it as Stremnaya Road, Bolivia. The thread is still on first page. I received the pics labeled as that. But in the thread I already admitted it could be elsewhere, but all my google searches labeled it as being really in Bolivia, sites in english, german, etc. It may just prove that hoax emails travel faster than light or even tachyons!
__________________
________________________________________
Easy, Tychus. This ain´t science fiction
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #11  
Old Posted Dec 24, 2006, 10:57 AM
Longstreets Longstreets is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Alberta,Canada
Posts: 6
WooHoo !.................mystery solved!

It's the Guoliang Tunnel Road in Hunan Province,China

Mystery solved chronicle- http://rickmccharles.com/?p=1230

Long Corridor in Cliffs picture site
http://club.auto.sohu.com/forum/thread-460970-1-1.html

Also see "Most Dangerous Roads Part II"
http://thrillingwonder.blogspot.com/...ld-part-2.html

see post 116537
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #12  
Old Posted Dec 24, 2006, 12:57 PM
oliveurban's Avatar
oliveurban oliveurban is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Tempe, AZ
Posts: 2,908
Beautiful.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #13  
Old Posted Dec 26, 2006, 1:54 AM
boden's Avatar
boden boden is offline
Reach for the Clouds
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Great Neck, NY
Posts: 4,427
Quote:
Originally Posted by camelback_road View Post
Beautiful.
and scary!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #14  
Old Posted Dec 26, 2006, 6:31 AM
Arriviste's Avatar
Arriviste Arriviste is offline
What we play is life.
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 1,517
And wonderful.
__________________
I shut my eyes in order to see.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #15  
Old Posted Dec 26, 2006, 7:03 AM
Lecom's Avatar
Lecom Lecom is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: the Mid-Atlantic
Posts: 12,703
Unreal. China does not cease to amaze me.
Reply With Quote
     
     
End
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Transportation
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 7:54 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.