We all enjoy road trips once in a while as longs as we have a full tank, enough sneaks & water and our favorite music. However, this may not be the case all the time; especially if you happen to be visiting one of the following locations by any chance. Among the most dangerous roads in the world, you’ll start thinking even your morning commute isn’t too bad after all.
Zoji La, India
This 5.6-mile road connects Ladakh and Kashmir, and is the second highest pass on the Srinagar-Leh highway, at 11,575 ft.The first highest pass is Fotu La. “La” means “pass” in several Himalayan languages.
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Dalton Highway, Alaska
The James. W. Dalton Highway gained its fame from popular television show Ice Road Truckers, and consists of a barren 414-mile road with only three small villages along the way.
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Khardung La, India
Despite claims that this is the highest motorable road in the world, there are actually a handful of other roads that are higher. Even so, at 17,582 feet, Khardung La is practically in the sky.
Yungas Road, Bolivia
Considered one of the most dangerous roads in the world, this road claims 200 to 300 lives each year.With a wall of rock on one side and a 2,000-foot drop on the other, it’s almost scary to think about driving this road.
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Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway
The Storseisundet Bridge is the longest of eight bridges along this 5.2-mile stretch of Country Road 64.The road runs through an archipelago in Eide and Averøy, in Norway.
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Guoliang Tunnel, China
The road through the Taihang Mountains was built by local villagers. Until 1972, the path chiseled into the rock was the only link between the Village of Guoliang and the outside world. It took five years to finish the 1,200-meter-long tunnel which is about 5 meters high and 4 meters wide, and is open to vehicular traffic.
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Passage du Gois, France
This 2.7-mile-long causeway is passable for only a few hours a day. The rest of the time, it is submerged in the Atlantic by incoming tides.The water-logged passage links the island of Noirmoutier to the mainland.
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Tianmen Mountain Road, China
Dakhla Oasis, Egypt
This 64.4-mile road connects Kahului with the town of Hāna in Maui.The narrow, winding highway passes over 59 bridges, 46 of which are only one lane wide. The road is the way to many popular treasures, such as the Seven Sacred Pools. However, the dirt road past Route 31 is sometimes closed to traffic due to landslides and most major rental car contracts forbid driving this section.
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Kolyma Highway, Russia
Without a rail link to the city, the “Road of Bones” remains the only major land route into and out of Yakutsk.The highway was constructed with gulag prison labour and prisoners who died during construction were interred in the fabric of the road.
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