A gut wrenching experience awaits you in the city of Huayin, China. Picturesque and extraordinary, this place is definitely not for the faint-hearted and the acrophobic, but if you're looking for an out-of-the-box stomach churning once in a lifetime experience, this is where you should head to.

Located in the city of Huayin, China is a giant mountain called Mount Huashan which is home to the most dangerous hike trail in the world. 

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Steep staircases, vertical ascents and wooden platforms make this hike trail a death-defying experience.

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Out of the five peaks of Mount Huashan, the highest is the southern one which reaches a height of 7,087 ft.

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Mount Huashan is home to several influential Taoist temples where the monks, nuns and pilgrims carved a network of stairs for their ease.

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Because of this nerve-wrenching route, this holy place has now turned into one of those unexplored and unusual places for thrill seekers where they can fulfill their lust for adventure.

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Once you get high enough via the heavenly stairs, a daunting wooden path awaits you to get to the southern peak and this is where all the fun starts.

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When you're on your way, it's just wooden planks and a rail of chains to hold on to. Can you imagine that?

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Some crazy adventurers have even documented their whole journey and it's incredible.

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While there are no official death statistics on Mount Huashan, it is said to claim up to a 100 lives annually...

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... but it still remains a favourite among travelers. Simply breathtaking!

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And in case, you are not impressed yet, here's a video to satisfy you: