Bing.com always has amazing pictures every day at their website. I looked at the one today and had never heard of the Guoliang Tunnel in China before and thought you might also be interested in it.
I haven't been to China yet even though I have been to South Korea, Thailand, India, Nepal and Japan already in my travels. A place closer to home I haven't been to is Alaska. We were supposed to go there on a cruise but something happened and my wife decided not to go there this summer as we had originally planned. She and my daughter had planned a Volga River Cruise from Moscow to Saint Petersburg but I was sort of grateful we weren't doing that because of world changes and conditions at present. There are many changes happening worldwide and if you are not aware (at least sensing them) then often you might just disappear off the earth one day and no one will know where to.
I compare now a lot to the 1930s just before World War II. Because of the United Nations security Council there will never be another world war allowed to happen ever again, but in some ways it will be from now on as strange or stranger than it was in the 1930s and 1940s again starting now.
- The Guoliang Tunnel (Chinese: 郭亮洞) is carved along the side of and through a mountain in China. The tunnel links the village of Guoliang to the ...
- Nov 20, 2010 · The Guoliang tunnel is the most dangerous road tunnel in the whole world. The tunnel located in Henan province China is certainly a place to visit.
Guoliang TunnelFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
HistoryThe village was named after a fugitive rebel during the Han Dynasty, who had fought an overwhelming imperial force to a standstill utilizing the extreme local terrain. Before the tunnel was constructed, access to the nearby village of Guoliang was restricted to a difficult path carved into the mountainside. The village is nestled in a valley surrounded by towering mountains cut off from outside civilization.
To ease the villagers' access to outside world, a group of villagers led by Shen Mingxin made plans in 1972 to carve a road into the side of the mountain. They sold their livestock to raise funds to buy tools and materials. Thirteen villagers began the project, with one dying during construction. Without access to power tools, they undertook construction mostly with hammers and chisels. At the most difficult stage, the tunnel progressed at a rate of one metre every three days. It is 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) long, 5 metres (16 ft) tall and 4 metres (13 ft) wide.
The tunnel opened to traffic on 1 May 1977. Its creation has turned the village into a tourist attraction. The area has also been used as a film location.