The most remote village, which can be reached through a tunnel

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Imagine living on top of a cliff at an altitude of over 1,700 meters. Only one road leads here through a staircase of 720 steps. And the inhabitants of the Chinese village Guolyan live for more than 600 years.

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Despite the harsh natural conditions, cheerful locals paved tunnel in the mountain with his bare hands in order to get in touch with the outside world.

Guolyan village in central China’s Henan Province, has become the focus of public attention after Chinese media reported that the residents of the mountain village alone struck the rock tunnel to communicate with the outside world.

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Guolyan Village, located on a vertical cliff in central China, linked to the outside world the tunnel. Determination and hard locals paved tunnel in the mountain with his bare hands in order to get in touch with the outside world.

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4100-meter corridor was machined 13 men with his bare hands, between 1960 and 1970.

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Carved tunnel: residents cut a tunnel five years, it has a 4.8 meters high and 3.9 meters wide

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Incredible: the then head of the village of Chen Mingsing sold goats and buy hammers and steel tools to cut through the tunnel.

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The village, located in the Taihang Mountains, has been home to a small group of farmers for more than six centuries. Their only connection with the outside world was possible only on the 720 stone steps leading on to the 656-meter cliff.

In order to improve their living conditions, 13 villagers have decided to dig a tunnel through a rocky cliff at the end of the 1960s.

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Before the tunnel was cut through, the village could communicate with the outside world only by 720 stone steps leading on to the 656-meter cliff.

Guolyan village and its spectacular tunnel remained virtually unknown until recently when the tourists come here not. The village, located in the Taihang Mountains, has been home to a small group of farmers for more than six centuries. In one of the most remote communities in China is now home to 83 families with a total of 329 people.

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Called the “rocky corridor”, a vital tunnel was built wide enough. Now, when a village became known all over the world, here tend to hundreds of Chinese tourists who want to see the countryside Guolyan, which has been dubbed the “most dangerous country of China.” A large number of tourists even caused traffic jam in a tunnel.

The tunnel builders 35 windows were cut, which were originally used for discharging gravel and rocks, as well as to ventilate the tunnel and let in light. But now the window is used by tourists to enjoy the surrounding nature.Called the “rocky corridor”, a vital tunnel was built wide enough. Now, when a village became known all over the world, here tend to hundreds of Chinese tourists who want to see the countryside Guolyan, which has been dubbed the “most dangerous country of China.” A large number of tourists even caused traffic jam in a tunnel.

The tunnel builders 35 windows were cut, which were originally used for discharging gravel and rocks, as well as to ventilate the tunnel and let in light. But now the window is used by tourists to enjoy the surrounding nature.

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