Yiliang 68 hairpins road
Kunming Shi, China
The Yiliang 68 hairpins road is a col with a length of 6.5 kilometer. This is a category 2 col. It is located in Kunming Shi, Yunnan Sheng, China. The average grade of this col is 7.4% with a maximum of 9%. The Yiliang 68 hairpins road ascents from 1.594 meter at the start, to 2.078 meter at the top, with a total of 483 ascending meters.
|Elevation gain||483 m|
|Average grade||7.4 %|
|Maximum grade||9 %|
|Minimum elevation||1594 m|
|Maximum elevation||2078 m|
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68 hairpins in just 6.5km more than 10 hairpins per kilometer!
The incredibly winding road is located in Yiliang, Kunming city, and was first constructed back 1995 to connect the two villages of Jinxing and Jinganshao. In fact, it's been named a 'wonder in the world history of construction', according to Xinhua News, and looking at it you can see why.