1. The Road of Death, Bolivia
The North Yungas Road is a 43 mile road connecting La Paz and Coroico deep into the Bolivian Andes. Locals call the road “El Camino de la Muerte,” or the Road of Death, and it earned the title as the world’s most dangerous road in 1995. The road has a single lane width with terrifying drops, tight hairpins, narrow passages and almost no guardrails at all.
The fog and rain can make visibility poor and the road surface muddy, which adds even more danger to any journey on this road. On average, this road sees a fatal accident every couple of weeks and it is estimated that 200 to 300 travelers are killed per year on this treacherous road. Today, however, the Youngas road has less traffic and it is used mostly by travelers who want to feel its thrill.
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