Tianmen Shan Big Gate
Tianmen Shan Big Gate is a road located within Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie, in northwestern Hunan Province, China. The road was finished in 2006 making terrain bearable, but ever winding. To get there, you need to drive up Tongtian Avenue (Avenue toward Heaven), which has 99 turns, symbolizing that Heaven has nine palaces. There are also 999 stairs, called Tianan stairs (also known as Tianti, or the Celestial/Heaven Reaching Ladder), to climb before you reach the peak, where Heaven’s Gate—a natural rock arch that was believed to be the link between the gods and the mortal world—awaits . And there’s no platforms for stopping.
By John T. Roosevelt, 24 March 2014
Source: The Roosevelts