Mekong River Crossing, China
The mighty Mekong River rages in parts, its white waters frothing and its strong currents fearsome. Despite the dangers, local people continue to take their lives in their hands, crossing on narrow cables that are strung from one bank to the other.
With sturdier bridges few and far between here, there is often little choice for those who need to get to the other side. It’s a terrifying sight — but one that is not unusual in these parts. Finding a proper bridge can mean trekking for several hours and attitudes towards taking such an extreme approach to crossing the fast-flowing waters are relaxed.
Such is the Mekong River’s immense power, there can be no question that one false move here could prove to be fatal. Take our advice on this one: leave it to the locals and don’t be tempted to take a chance.