Literally carved into a mountain, the Guoliang tunnel is the most famous tunnel road in China. The tunnel is a major tourist attraction because of its scenic views and exhilarating journey. However, one single mistake could cost you your life and thus the highly treacherous drive makes it one of the most dangerous roads in the world.
What makes the Dalton highway one of the most dangerous roads in the world is the fact that there is hardly any civilisation in the area and the temperatures reach the freezing point. Additional dangers in the area are the polar bears who attack people in defence as well as the ice roads that melt when the nearby rivers get flooded.
The road which is also known as the ‘Road of Death’ in Bolivia, is sure to make the most dangerous roads in the world list. Hundreds of people die on a yearly basis on this dangerous road. This has ironically made it the most attractive tourist spot in the country and attracts mountain bikers and adventurers from all over the world.
It is a national highway in Pakistan which connects the country to China. Lying on the Karakoram mountain range, it is the world’s highest paved road with an elevation of 4,714m. It is a major tourist attraction because of the beauty of the highway. However, the high altitude induced car sickness is coupled with sudden landslides and snowfalls which makes it one of the most dangerous roads in the world.
Commonly known as the Widow Maker, this highway is notorious for its death tolls. The sudden and sharp bends in the road make it difficult for drivers to manoeuvre through, and the road is especially risky for motorcyclists. It is not only the most dangerous highway of Britain but also one of the world’s most dangerous roads in the world.