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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 and plummeting down to, well...you know.
First, a tram take visitors to the path:
When does it become terrifying? Immediately. Unharnessed guests have to tiptoe their way across the mountain on tiny wooden planks that are haphazardly nailed together while holding on to dear life with measly 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 you from death, surely.
If you've been lucky enough to make it this far, you'll have to climb the world's steepest staircase, secured by a fence. Can see the fence? Oh don't worry, it's there. It's actually that tiny:
Finally, you've made it to the teahouse! It must be a damn good cup of tea. Now for the easy way down...l< << PREV 1 of 8 NEXT >>
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