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The Huashan Teahouse in ChinaThe average person enjoys tea and taking a hike but would you be daring enough to take a hike up Mt. Huashan in Huayin, China, for a cup of tea?
The teahouse was originally a Taoist temple and completes the five mountain peaks in the area that form the image of a flower.
The trip up the mountain is long and grueling, not to mention the possibility of falling off the side.
First, a set of trams take visitors to the path -
The scary part starts immediately. Unharnessed guests have to tiptoe their way across the mountain on tiny wooden planks that look hastily nailed together by holding on to chains...
Oh, and whoever built this path to the teahouse decided to be so kind as to dig out toe holes for climbers. That'll keep your from falling off the mountain.
If you've been lucky enough to make it this far, you'll have to climb the world's steepest staircase, protecting by a tiny fence:
Finally, you've made it to the teahouse! It must be a damn good cup of tea. Now for the way down the mountain...l< << PREV 1 of 8 NEXT >>
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