Rainbow road to help drivers down mountain

Somewhere over the rainbow, or at least somewhere on top of the rainbow road, drivers enjoy a leisurely and safe pace down from Jigong Mountain.
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Cars line up on a colorful S-shaped road in Chongqing.

A unique, colorful S-shaped road has recently opened to the public in the southwestern city of Chongqing.

The 185-meter-long, 5-meter-wide road links the top of Jigong Mountain in the city’s Fuling District to the Lixiang River Bridge at the foot of the mountain, with a slope of 18.5 degrees.

According to staff of the mountain scenic spot, the “rainbow road” is covered with a high-strength anti-slip asphalt surface. Cars are only allowed to travel downhill along the road, at a maximum speed of 5 kilometers per hours.

Netizens joked that drivers who are not skilled enough might be stuck halfway on the road.

“This is a perfect site to conduct a driving test,” a netizen said.

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Cars line up on a colorful S-shaped road in Chongqing.


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