China has the most dangerous cliff side mountain trail

For those who prefer an adrenaline rush, there is a cliff-side hiking trail in China that happens to be the most exhilarating dangerous in the world. From ancient times the Mt. Huashan in China has been held as a religious place. Monks, pilgrims and adventurers tread on the precipitous and death-defying trail for accessing the summits.

Although, these trails are reputed as fatal, tourists crowd there to climb the mountain and rest at the tea house at 2160 meters. Besides the thrilling climb, those who reach the top have a nice view of the surrounding. via | via boredpanda

In some places, the locals have carved stairs into the mountain as well
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The trails were reinforced after the mountain became more popular with tourists

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The mountain has a reputation for fatal falls, but that doesn’t stop thrill-seekers from flocking to its trails

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The area has been considered holy since at least the 2nd century BCE

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In others, there’s little more than an iron chain to secure yourself

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Monks, nuns and pilgrims carved a network of stairs and trails leading to the mountain’s peaks

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Some parts of the mountain are a little steep

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The mountain’s highest southern peak reaches 2,160 m (7,087 ft)

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If the adrenaline gets to you, there is a chess pavilion you can relax at

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Just make sure you watch your step

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