Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Most Dangerous Roads

Take a gander at these photos of five roads deemed the most dangerous in the world.

Update: I should note that that page's author doesn't really describe how the list was compiled. As far as I know, it's really just a list of roads with photos that make them look really hairy.

4 Comments:

At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 1:48:00 AM PST, Blogger kaihsu.tai said...

Taroko Gorge is wonderful and reasonably safe to visit. The national park should be designated a World Heritage Site. Recommended.

 
At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 10:35:00 AM PST, Anonymous Erich Schneider said...

Those tunnels-carved-from-mountainsides look really cool. The Siberian road, however, exactly matches all the descriptions of roads during the Russian muddy season I've read in histories of World War II. Imagine you're a German armored commander trying to get your tanks down one of those things...

 
At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 11:13:00 AM PST, Blogger Adam Villani said...

You can drive through a tunnel-with-windows like that in Zion National Park in Utah. It's the through route through the park. It's pretty amazing, but it was built to much better standards and is much safer-looking than the roads you see on the list.

 
At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 9:03:00 PM PST, Blogger Arb said...

Also note that in the Bolivia photos, the vehicles are all left-hand drive, yet drive on the left side of the road. The convention as to which side of the road you drive on flips there; in the cities, you drive on the right, but in the mountains, you drive on the left.

From the photos, I expect the reasons are obvious.

 

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