13 Most Beautiful Driving Roads in China

If you don't go out, you will never know how beautiful the faraway scenery is. 

If you don't try these driving roads bravely, you will never know what they bring you. 

If you have time and opportunity in some day, don't miss the below driving roads in China. They may be unique, dangerous, dreamlike or stunning.

These driving roads in China should have a perfect mixture between challenging and complicated bends, and especially breathtaking views! Some roads might have enough twists and turns to give you a headache but you’ll feel incredible after you have conquered them and you’ll surely want to try it again and again and again. Here is a list with the 13 Most Beautiful Driving Roads in China to drive on. Enjoy!

NO.1 Sichuan Tibet Highway (Chuanzang Highway )

Chuangzang Highway is considered the most beautiful yet most dangerous road in China for travelers who drive to Tibet. The Sichuan-Tibet Highway, originally called the Kangding-Tibet Highway (a section of the No. 318 National Trunk Highway) begins in Chengdu of Sichuan on the east and ends at Lhasa in Tibet on the west. The Highway has two routes: Sichuan-Tibet Highway north road (2,412 km long) and Sichuan-Tibet Highway south road (2,149 km long). The highway crosses high mountains, passes lakes and primeval forests, travels through valleys and there are several sections which should be considered dangerous. But it has fine views along the way and the traveler will encounter people with unique customs and practices.

Sichuan Tibet Highway

NO.2 Qinghai Tibet Highway (Qingzang Highway)

Qinghai Tibet Highway, completed in the early 1980s, starts from Golmud of Qinghai and is the only road of the five routes providing a bus service and the main road to Tibet. At 1,160 kilometers long and averaging 4,000 meters high, it crosses the Kunlun Mountains and vast grasslands. And what amazes people living in the modern world is the fact that the bituminous road is actually the best route into Tibet. Many travelers need to carry supplies of oxygen and altitude sickness medicine.

Qinghai Tibet Highway

NO.3 Xinjiang Tibet Highway

 Xinjiang Tibet Highway begins at Yecheng in Xinjiang and ends at Burang in Tibet. Being the world's highest elevation of the road, it runs 2,743 kilometers and winds its way through 5 mountains soaring more than 5, 000 meters above sea level, among the highest boundary mountain Daban altitude of 5248 meters, is the most dangerous of several route, especially Yama Dachisaka and the dead ditch. In a short span of 3 days, from 900 meters above sea level in Xinjiang turned over 5200 meters Yamaguchi stop to Ali 4500 meters, plus the complex climate, must have exceeded the limit of many human body normal bear.Spectacular views of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarova can be seen while traveling this stretch of road.

Xinjiang Tibet Highway Scenery

NO.4 Yunnan Tibet Highway (Dianzang Highway)

Yunnan-Tibet highway (a section of No. 214 National Trunk Highway) starts at Xiaguan in Dali of Yunnan and ends at Markam of Tibet, at a total length of 800 kilometers. The highway crosses the primeval forest of the Hengduan Mountains and the Jinsha River, climbs the 4,300-meter high Baimang snow-capped mountain and Mount Hongla, and links up with the southern part of Sichuan-Tibet Highway (No. 318 National Trunk Highway) at Markam County. It's the main route between Tibet and Yunnan.

Yunnan Tibet Highway

NO.5 Guabi Road (road on the cliff wall)

This Guokliang guabi road is one of the six such roads built into the cliff walls of Taihang Mountains. It is located in Huixian County, Xinxiang City, Henan province. 

Guabi Road

NO.6 Tarim Desert Highway 

The Tarim Desert Highway is also known as the Cross-Desert Highway, in Southwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Stretching 522 kilometers, the highway is considered the world's longest desert highway. Driving along the road, you can see the unique desert scenery and the ancient diversifolious poplar forests. 

Tarim Desert Highway

NO.7 Hangzhou Bay Bridge

The Hangzhou Bay Bridge is a highway bridge with a cable-stayed portion across Hangzhou Bay in the eastern coastal region of China. Streched 36 km, the bridge connects the municipalities of Jiaxing and Ningbo in Zhejiang province.

Hangzhou Bay Bridge

NO.8 Zhongnanshan Tunnel

Zhongnanshan Tunnel, or Qinling Zhongnanshan Tunnel in Shaanxi province, China, is the longest two-tube road tunnel in the world.It is also the second longest road tunnel overall in the world, after the Lærdal Tunnel in Norway.The 18,040-metre long tunnel, crosses under the Zhongnan Mountain (Zhongnanshan). It opened on 20 January 2007, becoming part of the Xi'an-Ankang Highway between the Changan and Zhashui counties.The maximum embedded depth of the tunnel is 1640 metres below surface level.

Zhongnanshan Tunnel

NO.9 Heaven-linking Road

Reaching the top of the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie City, Northwestern Hunan province, the 10.77 km road lifts visitors from an altitude of 200 meters to 1,300 in 99 turns. 

Heaven-linking Road Zhangjiajie

NO.10 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.

Aizhai Highway

NO.11 Aizhai Bridge

The Aizhai Bridge is a suspension bridge on the G65 Baotou–Maoming Expressway near Jishou City, Hunan province. The bridge was built as part of an expressway from southwest China's Chongqing Municipality to Changsha. With a main span of 1,146 meters and a deck height of 350 metres, it is the sixth-highest bridge in the world and the world's fifteenth-longest suspension bridge. Of the world's 400 or so highest bridges, none has a main span as long as Aizhai.It is also the world's highest and longest tunnel-to-tunnel bridge.The bridge contains 1888 lights to increase visibility at night.

Aizhai Bridge

NO.12 The 24-zig Road

This mountainous track in the photo is nicknamed the "24-zig" road for its 24 sharp bends on a high mountain in Qinglong County, Guizhou province. It is a famous part of the historical Stilwell Road during the Anti-Japanese War (1937-1945). The 24 zigs stretches 3.7 kilometers and has a 300-meter vertical drop.

The 24-zig Road

NO.13 Suhua Highway

Suhua Highway measures 118 km in length, it 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. 

Suhua Highway Taiwan

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