The Bridge of Immortals, Huang Shang China
Just reaching the fabled Bridge of Immortals is a hazardous undertaking. Located high up in China’s dramatic Yellow Mountains, a series of rickety walkways must first be negotiated.
Made using planks that have been crudely joined together and bolted to the mountainside, the perilous approach puts many off. There’s nothing but a chain to hold onto in places. This isn’t one for the faint of heart.
For those courageous enough to continue, the reward is a view to die for — and many have. Today’s bridge is safer than its ancient predecessors, with countless people having perished here over the centuries. For those keen not to suffer a similar fate on Mount Huang, great care must be taken. Plonked between two giant granite peaks, the Bridge of Immortals is one of the highest bridges on the planet. Like to see it for yourself? Be sure to watch your step.