Walk through the most terrible stairs in the world
You can with imperturbable calm to stand on the edge of some of the ancient mountain villages, or on the roof of a majestic building and enjoy the view. But exactly as long as you do not think of a completely insane stairs, which you then be a way back.
Stairs, as well as any road can leave your memories no less bright than the places to which they lead. Some of them look as exciting, if descended from the surrealist paintings, and others did cause fear alone. Walk through the ancient stairs risky already just because of their age, while many of their modern counterparts are specially designed to be intimidating.
These ladders 10 below are able to literally scare shiver at the knees.
The temples of Angkor Wat, Cambodia
The temple complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia - a symbolic place for the Buddhists all over the world. There is no shame to climb leading to the highest temple stairs on all fours, or with the help of special ropes, because the slope of the stairs - about 70 degrees. Local guides explain that the staircase was made so steep, to remind people that go to heaven - not an easy job. However, being at the top, the same thing you can think about the descent from heaven.
Waterfall Paylon del Diablo, Ecuador
It's nice to know that the staircase adjacent directly to the waterfall was built specifically to be able to enjoy the tropical scenery. Yet its name, in translation sounds like "devil's cauldron," was chosen not without reason, given that overcoming these steep steps delight hardly be called work. Because of the proximity to the falls, you can hardly find a dry and non-slip steps, as, indeed, and metal railings and fences.
The cable ladder to the top of Half Dome, USA
Do you know what lies between you and the most famous mountain peak in Yosemite National Park in California? 10-kilometer route through the wilderness with the ever increasing slope, topped the rise of more than 100 meters up directly on the surface of the mountain on a rope ladder. Walk on it a day may not be more than 300 people, each of whom is given a special permit.
The steps of the Incas, Peru
In the Machu Picchu Inca has paved about 500 years ago, a stone staircase leading straight up the mountain Huayna Picchu to the Temple of the Moon, with a beautiful view of the ruins of the ancient city. Local park administration has set a limit on the visit - 400 people each morning - as well as reinforced metal structures most dilapidated staircase areas. But you still need to be very careful, because on the one side of the stairs wet vertical wall, and on the other - the chasm leading to the Urubamba River.
The Statue of Liberty, USA
If you want to enjoy the views from the crown of the statue of Liberty in New York, and at the same time suffer from claustrophobia, you will have to seriously. The only way to get there is through the tight spiral staircase in the form of a double spiral, where the distance from the steps up to the ceiling of 180 centimeters. And all of it is packed with tourists. The most persistent can pass the full path of 377 degrees, which is equivalent to the rise to the 20th floor. But these upgrades - just a nice fun after passing the most severe tests - hold of a ticket to get into the crown.
Staircase Florli, Norway
Hydroelectric Florli in Norway - the starting point for a very exciting hiking trails around the Lysefjord and the local stairs make you nervous for two reasons. Firstly, in 4444 there steps that go up by more than 800 meters, and secondly, it is the world's longest staircase, entirely made of wood. So it is necessary to pay special attention to every crunch and crackle.
Celestial ladder on the mountain Huashan, China
The exact number of steps carved directly on the surface of the mountain Huashan, one of the Five Sacred Mountains of Taoism in China, no one knows. Probably because everyone who has ever tried to score, strayed from it because of the vertiginous conditions and fear of death. After a vertical ascent ends, you will find no less than a hell of a horizontal walk - track width of only three boards nailed directly to the vertical side of the mountain, and only one chain, which can be grasped. After that - again, a series of winding stairs. When you finally reach the top of Huashan, you will know that "heaven" - a hard-to the tea house with stunning views.
Observatory on the top of Mont Blanc, France
The steps of the ladder are comfortable, durable, have a fence and crowded with people. The only thing that can make your heart stand still during the ascent up the ladder - is its location on the highest mountain peak in the Alps. Strong winds and low temperatures are included.
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
Spiral staircases of the Catholic Cathedral more like spring-toy "Slinky." And even here there is no railing, which will protect you from falling to the bottom of this creation of the famous Antonio Gaudi.
Haiku Stairs, Hawaii, USA
Do ladder can be so terrible that it just shut down? Yes, 3922 rickety steps leading to the top of the Hawaiian island of Oahu Koolau, carry great risks so that to climb it literally illegal. To such an extent that the bottom has a guard that does not give you up. This staircase, called "Stairway to Heaven", was built by the US Navy soldiers in 1942 for the construction of communications during the Second World War. After the war, this route is chosen by hikers, but by 1987 it had to be closed for safety reasons.