Guoliang Tunnel – An Amazing Road In China

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The pictures were FWD’ed to me in my email .. I took the liberty of adding all the text finding more about these pictures

Guoliang Tunnel is different from other road tunnels; it is quiet, secluded and mysterious, bright one minute and dim the next, full of twists and turns. The wall of the tunnel is uneven and there are more than 30 “windows” of different sizes and shapes. Some windows are round and some are square, and they range from dozens of metres long to standard-window-size. It is frightening to look down from the windows, where strange rocks hanging form the sheer cliff above and a seemingly bottomless pit lying below. A village, opposite the tunnel, appears to hang on the precipice. Walking through the twisted tunnel is like walking through a labyrinth as the window light mingles with the shadows inside the tunnel. As I walked, a beam of dazzling light would occasionally shoot into the corner and then the sound of a motor would come from behind.

Guoliang Village was almost cut off from its surrounding towns and villages before the construction of the tunnel. A ladder on a precipitous cliff, also known as the Heavenly Ladder, was the only route in and out of the village.

Source: China Tourism

If anybody is wanting to find out even more about this tunnel …

Found this online: Source translated into English

Good, the tunnels of this road, (said wrong as “Stremnaya Road”), in the truth it is the Guoliang Tunnel, inaugurated in 1º of May of 1977, a paved road that has about 1200 m, and was excavated in the rock, in the Taihang mountains, the county of Huixian, province of Henan, in China.

So that it has installed in the computer the “Google Earth”, it is enough to go until the coordinates [35° 38 ‘ 55 ” N, for 113° 36 ‘ 56 ” and], and will see the localization of the Tunel Guoliang.

OBS: As “Stremnaya” vcs. they do not go to find nothing, therefore it is a word of the Russian language, more necessarily of one of the dialects said in the region of Vladivostok. But they look for in the Google as “Guoliang”, that vcs. they will find easy.


mara says:

amazing and very interesting

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