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Stunning Birds Eye View Of Winding Mountain Highway In China’s Shanxi

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China’s Shanxi winding highway is designed to decrease the speed of vehicles when going uphill and downhill.

The 3-storey 350 meters tall circular highway bridge was built along 1,370-meter-high Tianlong Mountain.

This spiral highway puts driving skills to test.

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China is a country with the highest population (1.4 billion) and the third largest land area in the world (9.6 million square kilometers).

The asian country also has a number of mountain ranges and solitary mountains — numbering over 40.

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Birds eye view of China’s Shanxi winding highway.

The challenge of connecting these mountain provinces has resulted into erecting some of the highest and tallest bridges in the world over the past decade.

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One of these record-breaking bridges is new 30-kilometer circular bridge across a mountain in Shanxi province in northwestern China.

The three-storey 350 meters tall circular highway bridge was designed to decrease the speed of vehicles when going uphill and downhill.

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It was built along the steep portion of the 1,370-meter-high Tianlong Mountain in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province.

Drivers say get a “roller coaster-like” feeling when they drive on the bridge. This short clip shows stunning aerial view of the spiral highway.

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The winding bridge is described as a giant dragon hovering over the mountain. It has attracted locals and nearby tourists to see and take pictures of the structure.





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