Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Building A Vertiginous Chinese Footpath

A few years ago we spent an amazing two days hiking with a guide around the Yellow Mountains, one of the most important sites in China.

The paths, steps, and walkways were at times downright scary, and sometimes we admit to wondering how many tourists they lost annually. Even more interesting, how do the Chinese build them? Well, among other factors they don't worry too much about those pesky safety regulations that we have.

For a better view, scan through the photo essay in the U.K. Telegraph that shows the building of a footpath around the vertiginous ("causing vertigo") slopes of Shifou Mountain.

Plant both feet firmly on the floor, take a deep breath, and click here.

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