A tunnel build on stone cliff with bare hand by 13 Chinese villagers

A village named Guoliang in China is located on the top of a mountain of stone and steep cliffs at an altitude of 1,700 meters. For more than 600 years, the villagers had been using an almost-vertical stair with 720 steps to get in and out of the village.

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Five years ago, the villagers had decided to build a tunnel in the mountain for easy access to the outside world. With bare hands, shovels, and hammers, 13 men from the village spent five years to carve the tunnel in the stone walls of the 200-meter tall cliff.

They did it without electricity or machine. Now when it is complete, the village has a much more convenient and safer way getting in and out of the village.

The village, and tunnel on the cliff was not known to many people out of the village until recently. As the news spread, tourists have flocked to see the tunnel and the village. What an amazing bunch of people !

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