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A new collection of photographs posted online by Chongqing Daily are highlighting "Heaven's Road" in a remote village at Kaizhou District in southwest China's Chongqing municipality.

The dramatic photos appear to show the narrow stretch of road evaporating into the clouds which often engulf the 1,500 meter high stretch of road. [Photo: Chongqing Daily]

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Shuangping Village was isolated from vehicle traffic, with locals forced to climb a series of ladders for some 4 hours up an 800 meter cliff side to reach their homes. [Photo: Chongqing Daily]

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Frustrated with the dangerous climb, and the economic problems associated with no road access, villagers began independently raising funds in 1997 to build "Heaven's Road." Initial construction on the narrow pass was concluded a year later. [Photo: Chongqing Daily]

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Local authorities in Chongqing stepped in with funding in 2011 to expand the road, helping pull Shuangping village out of poverty. [Photo: Chongqing Daily]

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The magnificent scenes and Shuangping's relative isolation in Chongqing's Kaizhou District have made "Heaven's Road," as well as the village, a local tourist attraction. [Photo: Chongqing Daily]

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Love it!  I'd love to ride that road one day.
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Love it!  I'd love to ride that road one day.

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