These vertigo-inducing pictures show tourists navigating an extremely narrow and treacherous walkway along cliffs at a scenic mountain in China’s Shaanxi Province.
The precipitous Chang Kong Cliff Road on Haushan mountain was built more than 700 years ago by hermits seeking ‘immortals’ they thought were living deep in the mountains.
The walkway is only a foot width wide and has been built clinging to the absolutely vertical cliff. One misstep would send pilgrims plunging thousands of feet down into the valley.
These days, anyone brave enough to navigate the path does have to wear a special safety harness.
A young woman poses for photographs along the walkway.
Look! No hands! A man trusts his life to the safety harness.
Don’t look down! The man in the red jacket breaks the cardinal rule of mountaineering. But even if he is afraid, there’s no turning back.
Thank goodness for those safety ropes.One misstep would send visitors plunging thousands of feet down into the valley.
Vertigo-inducing: Tourists cling to the safety chains as they make their way along the Chang Kong route.
Tourists climb stairs to the narrow walkway.
Suggested to the mother in law that she go there for a holiday…
Absolutely, never, ever would I go up there. Those people must be crazy!
No amount of money would persuade me to do that!
If I were to go there I would only buy a single Airline tiket. Just in case I fell off the planks.(SAVE MONEY)
No, no, no,no,no, no, no, and no again…