3 Dangerous Roads in the Philippines

The Philippines is known for its diverse cultures and very hospitable people. Aside from that, it is also home to the world’s most scenic tourist destinations. But what will surprise you is that many of the beautiful destinations would usually require tourists to go the off-beaten path and dangerous roads before reaching them. Do you want to know more about them? Read through this blog and know the five most dangerous roads in the Philippines.

Old Zigzag Road, Atimonan, Quezon Province

The Old ZigZag, locally known as “Bitukang Manon” or Chicken Intestine is known for its notoriously steep and sharp curves. A lot of motorists wouldn’t dare drive through it but since it is the only road that leads to the adjacent province and town in Quezon City, drivers and commuters don’t have any choice.

Tourists who want to visit places in Quezon Province may also need to pass through this road. However, although the road can be very nauseous and dangerous, many people still enjoy the thrill and the lush greeneries surrounding it.

Halsema Highway, Mountain Province

  Many of you may have heard of this road, especially if you’ve been to the Mountain Province. For those who are still planning to go to Baguio and all the way up to Atok in Benguet, you need to get yourself ready with this road. The Halsema Highway is one of the most hazardous roads in the Philippines with steep elevation. It is approximately 7, 400 feet above sea level and was featured by List25 in 2013 at No. 9 in the 25 Most Dangerous Roads in the World.

Nevertheless, many tourists would still traverse this dangerous path  to see the Rice Terraces or visit Whang-Od, the 100-year old traditional tattoo artist. This is why every photo taken from this road is definitely worth-keeping. It will remind you of your best and worst feeling ever.

 Kennon Road, Baguio City, Benguet

Tourists who want to experience strawberry-picking in Baguio and a lot more activities need to go through one hell of a ride first through the Kennon Road. It has a very steep elevation and sharp curves that will turn your intestines upside down.  The area is prone to landslides and almost every year, many people fall victim to the land suddenly caving above them when raining. This is why it is not advisable to travel to this area when the weather is not good.

However, while the road is dangerous itself, it also offers many wonders that entertain tourists through their journey. These include the view of the mountains, lust vegetation and the pine trees. If you are riding a private car, you can stop by and take a picture of The Lion’s Head, which is a popular landmark of Kennon Road.

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