If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush like no other, then the Hua Shan Mountain Plank Walk in Xi’an, China, is the experience for you. Want a first-hand look? Check out this video:
Just two hours from the famous Terracotta Warriors, you can rent a safety harness and brave the 30-minute walk on the precarious trails of one of the country’s oldest mountains.
The trail consists of carved stone stairs, metal rod stairs, and broken wooden boards, with a harness attached to a guideline on the side of the mountain. And as a reward – at the end of your journey, you’ll find a Chinese tea house located at 7087 feet!
Mount Hua Shan has five peaks accessible by trails that were built by pilgrims, monks, and nuns since the 2nd century. While the trails have been modernized to accommodate tourists, they still have a reputation for fatal falls, with an estimated 100 deaths per year.
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to take on the Hua Shan Mountain Plank Walk?