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The insane, terrifying Huashan Plank Walk in China – a plank “bridge” less than 1 foot wide

Huashan plank walk in China

Situated in Huayin City, about 75 miles east from Xi’an City of Shaanxi Province, sits one of the five sacred mountains in China, Mt. Huashan, the “flower mountain”.  It is famous for its natural vistas of steep and narrow paths, precipitous crags, and a high mountain range that  is home to several influential Taoist temples.

Along the side of the mountain is a trail called “Changong Zhandao” or “Floating-in-Air Road”. Constructed of half-rotting planks bolted to the side of the mountain, it is a wooden plank system less than 1 foot wide and over 3,000 feet above the ground.  Nobody is sure why the plank system was constructed there, some assume it was built to reach one of the nearby temples, but adventurous tourists visit the site today to test their mettle by crossing the planks.  Most describe it afterward as the most terrifying event of their lives.

Here are pictures of the Huashan Plank Walk.

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