Top Ten Routes For a Road Trip Travel in China Explore China - Top Ten Routes For a Road Trip Travel in China
China has a huge and vast land area. Exploring China via road trip travel maybe a challenging and dangerous task but you will be rewarded with an impressive and awesome sceneries, spectacular landscapes, roller-coastal dips and bends that will make you feel like you are the only driver on this scenic road.
Chinese celebrity author and rally driver Han Han not only introduced his debut movie, The Continent, to the Chinese audience recently, but also a style of traveling - the road trip - which is still considered new by many.
The nostalgic road trip movie tells the story of a group of young friends setting off for an adventurous journey. The following are some of the best destinations for a road trip in China.
1. Chuanzang Highway (Sichuan-Tibet Highway)
Chuangzang Highway is considered the most beautiful yet most dangerous road in China for travelers who drive to Tibet. [Photo/IC]
2. Qingzang Highway (Qinghai-Tibet Highway)
Tibet is one of the places where people feel closest to the sky, given the region's average altitude of more than 4,000meters. Connecting Tibet and other parts of China for 60 years, the Qinghai-Tibet Highway is the world's longest asphalt road and at the highest altitude. Many travelers need to carry supplies of oxygen and altitude sickness medicine. [Photo/IC]
3. Jiamo Highway
A photo taken on Sept 18, 2011 shows a colorful view along the Jiamo Highway in Northeast China's Heilongjiang.The 574-kilometer highway runs through the north and south of the Greater Khingan Mountains. [Photo/IC]
4. The Tarim Desert Highway (Cross-desert Highway)
A photo taken on Oct 29, 2013 shows the landscape of the Taklamakan Desert along the Tarim Desert Highway,also known as the Cross-Desert Highway, in Southwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region.
5. Guabi road (road on the cliff wall)
A photo taken on Aug 15, 2013 shows view along the Guoliang Guabi road, a special road built into the wall of a steep mountain, in Huixian county, Xinxiang city, Central China's Henan province. This Guokliang Guabi road is one of the six such roads in China built on the wall of mountains. [Photo/IC]
6. The 24-zig
This mountainous track in the photo is nicknamed the "24-zig" road for its 24 sharp bends on a high mountain. The 24 zigs stretches 3.7 kilometers and has a 300-meter vertical drop. [Photo/IC]
7. Aizhai Highway
A twisted mountain road along the Aizhai Highway in central China's Hunan province is considered the most beautiful of its kind in the country. [Photo/IC]
8. The Road of 99 Turns
If the Aizhai Highway is the most beautiful, the mountain road reaching the top of the Tianmen Mountain in Northwestern Hunan province must be breathtaking. The 11 km road lifts visitors from an altitude of 200 meters to 1,300 in 99 turns. [Photo/IC]
9. Shennongjie Highway
Shennongjie Highway is favored by road-trip travelers for its beautiful natural setting and clear air in the Shennongjia forestry district of Central China's Hubei province. [Photo/IC]
10. Suhua Highway
In a photo taken on April 29, 2014, two young men on bicycles stopping to take in a sea view from the coastal Suhua Highway, which starts in Ilan county in Northeastern Taiwan and ends at Hulian county in eastern Taiwan. Local people love to cycle the road for the sea breeze and relaxing views. [Photo/IC]