The 15 Most Ridiculously Dangerous Roads On EarthTranslate

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Few things are as relaxing as an afternoon drive through the country. On the flip side, being on the road can be an incredibly stressful situation. Hand-built trails built around – or sometimes straight through – the elements can lead to treacherous travel.

Transfăgărășan, Romania

Transfăgărășan, Romania
The tallest road in Romania is located high up in the Carpathian Mountains. Though incredibly beautiful, the 2034 meter fall is enough of a deterrent to keep away the faint of heart.

Dalton Highway, Alaska

Dalton Highway, Alaska
Perhaps the fact that Dalton Highway runs for 666 km is a bad omen. Considered the most isolated highway in the world, this snowy road only connects three villages across the barren landscape.

Khardung La, India

Khardung La, India
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According to Guinness World Records and National Geographic, Khardung La is the tallest road in the world at 5602 meters high.

Zoji La, India

Zoji La, India
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This narrow 9 km road connects Ladakh and Kashmir. Travelers need to avoid not only other drivers, but a variety of livestock on the path as well.

Yungas Road, Bolivia

Yungas Road, Bolivia
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It's no surprise that 200-300 people lose their lives on Yungas Road per year. On one side, the road is flanked by steep mountains; on the other is a perilous 600 meter drop. 

Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway

Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway
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This stunning path seems to defy physics. Nevertheless, tourists are known to frequent this winding road connecting Norway's small coastal villages.

Guoliang Tunnel, China

Guoliang Tunnel, China
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Locals originally carved this road out of the side of a mountain as a means of communication with the outside world. Luckily, government officials opted to build a 1200 meter tunnel to make travel a bit less hazardous.

Le Passage Du Gois, France

Le Passage du Gois, France
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Believe it or not, this road is submerged underwater for most of the day. Be sure to read the tide schedule before traversing this 4.5 km highway; otherwise, you may find your vehicle sinking. 

Tianmen Mountain Road, China

Tianmen Mountain road, China
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The height difference between the beginning and end of this road is somewhere around 1,000 meters. Filled with steep twists and turns, it takes courage to take on the Tianmen Mountain Road. 

Hana, Hawaii

Hana, Hawaii
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Often closed due to landslides, this connection of 59 bridges spans across Maui. To make things especially difficult, 46 of the bridges on the 112km path only have one lane. 

’Kolima’, Russia

’Kolima’, Russia
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Connecting Yakutsk and Magadan, Kolima was completed in 1953 mostly at the hands of prisoners. Perhaps its bleak past has earned it its nickname as "the death road". 

Col De la Bonette, France

Col de la Bonette, France
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Full of unexpected turns and steep climbs, Col de la Bonette runs through the French Alps along the border to Italy. At 2000 meters high, many steer clear of this road.

’Caucasus’ Road, Russia

’Caucasus’ road, Russia
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Sochi connects to the Ritsa lake through this narrow mountain pass. Although truly frightening for those intimidated by heights, it also showcases the beauty of the Russian landscape. 

Eshima Ohashi Bridge, Japan

Eshima Ohashi bridge, Japan
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Don't underestimate this bridge. Built with a steep incline to allow passing ships, this surreal path connecting Sakaiminato and Matsue seems nearly impossible to climb.

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