It's peak time! Terrifying cliff-sidetraffic jam as hordes of tourists swarm to see China's 'most dangerous village'perched on top of mountain
A precarious cliff-side road that stretchesthrough vast canyons became the unlikely scene of travel chaos when touristsdesperate to visit a remote Chinese village caused traffic jams.
The May Day holiday weekend saw hundreds ofpeople navigate the road, which was carved out of cliffs in the 1970s and leadsto what has been dubbed 'China's most dangerous village'.
Perched on a 200m rock cliff and situated 1,700 metres above theground, the village, called Guo Liang Cun, was connected with the outside worldonly by rock stairs prior to the tunnel being carved, the People'sDaily Online reported.
The corridor iscarved out of canyons that are 119 metres high and is located in Henan Provincein central China. Named the 'Cliff Corridor', the vital traffic channel is1,250 metres long, five metres wide and four metres tall.
It has 35 'windows' that were originallycreated to dispose of rock debris and to let in light and air, but these arenow used as viewing posts for tourists.
Since it opened in 1972, it is knownlocally as the '13 Heroes' of Guo Liang Cun, as it was carved by 13 young menand villagers - taking five years to complete - with the hope ofconnecting with the outside world.
Korotki, Voting UKIP, United Kingdom, 14hours ago
In Britain it'd have been made a toll road,and drivers would be forced to pay for those views...
tennantm, larne, United Kingdom, 13 hoursago
But how do they get backdown.........reverse gear?
riposte, zelva, Åland Islands, 5 hours ago
Good Time for the Killer Bees , and KillerWasps , and Killer Hornets , all at once .
Resedit, Manchester, United Kingdom, 12hours ago
Only five years to make, and in 1970'srural China I bet they didn't have any mechanised tools to use either!
Mike I, Knebworth, United Kingdom, 7 hoursago
So where's the pictures of the village theyare visiting?
Gogogogo, Aa, Germany, 7 hours ago
4th picture, top left, as it says.