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hemalsilva
05-29-2007, 04:49 PM
Magnificent Tunnel Road in China


The road shown here is the Guoliang Tunnel in Taihang mountains (China). It has been built by villagers themselves, which is an inspiring story in itself:

"Before 1972, the path chiseled into the rock used to be the only access linking
the village with the outside world. Then the villagers decided to dig a tunnel through the rocky cliff. Led by Shen Mingxin, head of the village, they sold goats and herbs to buy hammers and steel tools. Thirteen strong villagers began the project. It took them five years to finish the 1,200-metre-long tunnel which is about 5 meters high and 4 meters wide. Some of the villagers even gave their lives to it. On May 1, 1977, the tunnel was opened to traffic."


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saraprobe
05-29-2007, 04:58 PM
wow

niro123
05-29-2007, 05:03 PM
NIyamai....

thnx fr d info & pics...

hemalsilva
05-29-2007, 05:05 PM
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pads
05-29-2007, 05:05 PM
great work

kumarasiri
05-29-2007, 05:05 PM
Ela Ela....

:cool:

crazy_m
05-29-2007, 05:06 PM
WoW!! amazing:shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

hemalsilva
05-29-2007, 05:08 PM
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