THE HUASHAN TRAIL Located a mere 80 miles East of the city of Xi'an, in the Shaanxi province of China. Huashan is one of the five sacred mountains and one of the most popular tourist attractions. It is enjoyed for the magnificent natural scenery and the ancient Taoist temples but Huashan is famous for the dangerous trail that leads to the top. The most dangerous trail in the world
<ul><li>Huashan mountain has five peaks. </li></ul><ul><li>If you look at it from a certain angle the mountain looks like a flower. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are bold and lucky enough to reach the summit, you will be rewarded with an incredible view on the whole mountain complex . </li></ul>
The people who accept this hiking challenge are usually young die-hards who want to demonstrate their know-how. Unfortunately many of them are subject to deadly accidents. It is estimated that about 100 die every year on the Huashan trail but thanks to Chinese censorship, there are no official records of these accidents.
The most dangerous part of the trail is thought to be the “Changong Zhandao.” Nearly 12 feet high and 1 foot wide along a path on the vertical cliff, one wrong move is a direct ticket to the abyss.
If you would like to bypass the terrible challenge, you can take cable car up to North Peak and enjoy the incredible view. But you won’t be able to calim that you’ve conquered the most dangerous trail in the world. From looking at these pictures, I can’t help but wonder how they built that trail and how they laid those planks. Who knows what has become of the people who built this…