Chinese Villagers Zip Line

This cable ropeway suspended between cliffs is the only access to Yushan village in Hubei Province, Chin, which has a population of just over 200 people. The ropeway was built in 1997; before that villagers faced a walk of several days to get to the next nearest village. The ropeway, which is powered by a diesel engine, is 1,000 metres long and 400 metres above the valley floor. (Quirky China News/Rex Features)

Yushan has a population of just over 200 people and before the ropeway was built in 1997, villagers faced a walk of several days to get to the nearest village. (Quirky China News/Rex Features)

The station across the valley from Yushan set in the spectacular country of Hubei Province. (Quirky China News/Rex Features)

This terrifying zip line stretching 400metres above the valley floor is the only connection to the outside world for Yushan village in China’s Hubei Province. (Quirky China News/Rex Features)

Maintenance man Zhang Xinjian at work checking the cable ropeway precariously suspended between two cliffs. (Quirky China News/Rex Features)

Lubricating the cables has to be done once a week so Zhang has to perch himself on the cart and apply oil as he slides along the rope. (Quirky China News/Rex Features)

Zhang Xinjian checks over the mechanism to ensure the rope way is safe and secure. (Quirky China News/Rex Features)

A primitive-looking diesel engine is all that powers the zip line. If it breaks down passengers would be left dangling above the valley floor. (Quirky China News/Rex Features)

Credits: The Daily Mail

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

The “Luminarias” - the Annual Religious Celebration in Spain
New Year Celebrations Around the World: Japan
This Bright Pink Bubble-Gum Lake Can Perk Up Your Diet
A Look Inside One Of The World’s Most Isolated Tribes With Incredible Photos You Probably Haven't Seen Before
Elephant Festival in Nepal
Highways On The Runway? New Dress Designs Show Infrastructure's Chic Side
This New Zealand Street Is So Steep It Makes The Houses Look Like They're Sinking
800 Human Sculptures Found In This Creepy Japanese Village
Inside Japan’s New Luxury Suite Train That Departs From Ueno’s Platform 13½
Tales From The Thousand Lakes: Stockholm's Colourful Metro Stations
PaddyWagon: An Inflatable Irish Pub You Can Open Anywhere
Walking On Frozen Baikal, The Deepest And Oldest Lake On Earth To Capture Its Otherworldly Beauty
20 Beautiful Photographs Of Urban Decay In Detroit’s Crumbling Ghost Neighbourhoods
Japan's Abandoned Mines Hint At The Ruins We'll Leave Behind
The Photographer Has Travelled The Western Australian Coast Since The Early 90s, Capturing Clotheslines In All Their Glory
The Ghost Villages Of Indonesia
Don't Look Down At This Glass Sightseeing Platform In China
This Restaurant In Bangkok Uses Cartoon Dragon Dolls As Space Keepers For Social Distancing
Beautiful New Zealand: Earth’s Mythical Islands
Twelve Parsecs: The Ultimate Star Wars House Is On Airbnb
Benetton Uses Ethnicity Data To Create Computer-Generated 'Models' From Different Cities
You Won’t Believe Who Lives In This Japanese Village
"The Last Days Of Martinique": Rare Portraits Of Martinique Residents Before The Deadly Volcano Eruption In 1902
McDonald's Introduces Chocolate-Covered French Fries To Japan
Girl Shares Pics Of Street Food From Around The World On Her Instagram Account
Everyday Life: North Korea
Photographer Hélène Veilleux Took Surreal Photos Of Abandoned Ship Graveyards In The Aral Sea
Subterranean Amusement Park Located 400 Feet Underground In A 17th Century Salt Mine
Navigate The Snowy Landscapes Of Mongolia With Reindeer Herding Family
World’s Eco-Friendliest Country, Bhutan, Celebrates Birth Of New Prince By Planting 108,000 trees