Known as the Tianmen Mountains or 'Heaven-Linking Avenue' in Zhangjiajie, located in the Hunan province of China, this treacherous winding road has earned itself the title as one of the 'most dangerous' roads in the country.
Starting from 200 meters (656ft.) below sea level the serpentine road reaches 1300 meters (4265ft.) above sea level, making a total of 99 hair-pin turns along the way.
In Chinese culture, 9 is considered a lucky number because it is believed that heaven has 9 places, hence a road with 99 turns symbolizes heaven and thus is associated with the term 'Heaven-Linking Avenue' or 'Avenue Towards Heaven'.
STOMPer EmeraldCity wrote:
"I would never dare to drive on this road!
"The danger and risk of falling off the sides of the mountain is just too high.
"Then you might really go to heaven on this 'Heaven-Linking Avenue', heh!"
Pictures 1-25 are of China's most dangerous road. Click on the remaining pictures in the gallery below to see more of the world's most dangerous roads