For many roads are fascination, a sense of independence and a sense of freedom. But most importantly Roads are a way to travel from one place to another. There are variety of roads in the world, some are known for their beauty, some for their smoothness , some for their safe drive and some for their dangerous drives. In today’s article we will talk about the 5 most dangerous roads in the world.
5 Most Dangerous Roads In The World
Following are the list of 5 most dangerous roads in the world. And we hope that you enjoy this article. You can also check our article on 5 Most Beautiful Places of the World.
Guoliang Tunnel Road, China
At number 5 of our list of 5 most dangerous roads in the world is Guoliang Tunnel Road, China. This road is carved along the side of and through a mountain in China. This amazing road is hollowed out of the side of a Mountain by several villagers from the town of Guoliang. It is said that before the construction of this road begin, the village was cut of from the rest civilization by the surrounding cliffs. Although there isn’t much traffic, because of its high risk factor.
Karakoram Highway, Pakistan
At number 4 in the list of our 5 most dangerous roads in the world we have are very own, Karakoram Highway, Pakistan. Though it is called the “Friendship Highway” the government who built it named it. The Karakoram highway is the highest paved international road in the world. This road is a connection between Karakoram and China, through the Khunjerab Pass, at an elevation of 4693 meters. Its prone to landslides and floods to make matter worse. Despite the danger of the road, it is a big source of attraction for tourist.
James Dalton Highway, Alaska
At number 3 in our list of 5 most dangerous roads in the world is James Dalton Highway, Alaska. This amazing road is 667 KM road in Alaska. It starts at the Elliott Highway, north of Fairbanks, ad ends at Deadhorse near the arctic Ocean and the Prudhoe bay oil fields. If you look are this road, the first glance of is very serene, filled with potholes, small flying rocks carried by fast winds and worst of all it runs through the middle of nowhere.
Jalalabad–Kabul Road, Afghanistan
Jalalabad-Kabul Road, Afghanistan is at number 2 in our list of top 5 most dangerous roads in the world. Many roads are claim to be the most dangerous roads, but they are no match for Jalalabad road. This is 65 kilometer stretch of highway from Jalalabad to Kabul snaking through Taliban territory. What makes this road dangerous is the narrow and winding lanes climbing up to 600 meters through the Kabul gorge and the reckless Afghan drivers trying to overtake.
North Yungas Road, Bolivia
The first in our list of 5 most dangerous roads in the world is North Yungas Roads, Bolivia. It is also known as the “Road of Death” , located in Yungas region of Boliyia. It is estimated that almost 200 to 300 travelers are killed yearly along this road. It is consider to be a legend where dangerous roads are concerned.