At The Huashan Teahouse in China, you’ll come into contact with death flashing before your eyes before you reach this restaurant. Once you make it past all of the life threatening obstacles, you’ll spend almost all of your money trying to find a helicopter ride back.
In Huayin, China, you’re able to take a nice little stroll up Mt. Huashan all for a cup of tea. Originally a Taoist temple, the peaks of this mountain range form the shape of a flower. So what’s so life threatening about a beautiful tea temple in the floral mountains? Simple. Your journey is scarier than the destination!
First, you’ll have to take an unsteady tram ride through the extremely high mountains. But don’t worry, that’s a cakewalk compared to the rest of your journey. After you’ve gotten off the tram, you’ll have to walk the mountainside. Doesn’t seem too scary, right? Ha! You thought wrong. You’ll have to walk on a foot wide plank, unharnessed, over a mile in the sky. Yep, you read that correctly. Unharnessed. But don’t worry; the planks are nailed to random pieces of wood on the way. You’ll also be able to grab at some measly chains strung along the wall. You’ll be fine…as long as you don’t have a serious case of vertigo and instability.
Ahh, but you thought you’d seen the last of the danger once you’ve reached the end of this level. Nope! You’ll then have to climb the world’s steepest staircase ONTOP of the 7,000-foot high mountain. We’re sorry, but there’s no easy way down. Unless you’re rich and can afford a helicopter to pick you up. In that case, you might as well ask your Uber-helicopter driver to drop you off, as well.