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Shocking Highway | Riding the Zigzag Road in Wuxi County Chongqing

By ZHANG, GAOWEIALEX REPORTERFYXUANQI YUANICHONGQING|Jul 05,2022

Wuxi’s Token Stone (令牌石) Road is the only way out of Tian Ping Community in Minzhu Village. The total length is 3.7 kilometers, with an investment of more than 6 million yuan. The 453-meter road is sandwiched between the stones cost more than 4 million yuan and was built in 2012. At that time, it was unsurfaced. In 2019, it was paved, and the cement rails were also built.

The slope is steep, the curve is sharp, and the road is narrow. Compared to the flat ground, almost all the slopes here have reached 40 degrees or above, the steepest bend even exceeds 70 degrees, it’s really frightening. Due to this terrain, the road has to be built into a zigzag shape, with a total of 18 breathtaking turns. 

The zigzag road connects the mountains and the outside world. 137 residents from 37 families have benefited. Its steep terrain and peculiar structure also make it an Instagrammable landmark, attracting the attention of many amateur photographers.

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