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10 Amazing Stairs in the World
See Mention Honour in the end.

10. Taihang Shan Mountains, Shanxi and Henan, China
Top 10 Amazing and Unusual Staircases
This spiral staircase of almost 100 metres was installed recently in an attempt to attract tourists to the beautiful Taihang Mountains. Before undertaking the ascent, visitors are asked to sign forms to ensure they do not have heart or lung problems, and are under age 60.  And a slip on the narrow metal ladder can certainly lead to heaven, as in the Led Zeppelin song.

9. San Juan de GaztelugatxeBermeo, Basque Country, Spain

Ladder Via Crucis: This endless row of stairs is attached to the rocky coast where there is a small church dating from the tenth century and seemingly of Templar origin. To reach the hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, one has to climb 231 steps and there are gaps in the steps that are identified as the footsteps of St. John himself, which are given different healing powers. For example, you have to put your feet in them as a cure for corns, or leave hats, scarves or chapelas, to cure the headache.

Tradition says that once you make it, you should ring the island's church bell three times.

8. Stairs Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Dresden, Germany
Top 10 Amazing and Unusual Staircases
Stairs carved into the stone of the mountain itself . They date from the 13th century and have been eroded by wind and water, but are still being used daily by tourists.  487 steps, though not enough, were restored and expanded in the eighteenth century to facilitate transit.

7. The Rock of Guatapé ( La Piedra Del Peñol ), Antioquia, Colombia
Top 10 Amazing and Unusual Staircases
The rock is a stone monolith 220 metres high. The steps are constructed with cement, directly on the rock, making use of a natural cleavage. 702 steps must be climbed to reach the peak.

6. Haiku Stairs, Hawaii

On the small island of Oahu there is this tremendous journey of 3922 steps,climbing, across and down a hill of 850 metres. They were created to facilitate the installation of a satellite in 1942.  Originally of  wood, they were modernized in the ’50s, but since 1987 have been closed to the public.

It's technically illegal to climb the "Stairway to Heaven," but the guard at the front isn't too strict... nor is he always there.

5. Tianmen Mountain, Zhangjiajie, China

They say the geography of Pandora, the setting of Avatar, was modeled after the mountains that surround this steep staircase.

4. Chand Baori, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

In India, stepwells are more than just reservoirs: they're gathering places to hang out and escape the heat. This ancient community function means stepwells are also a geometric art form all their own.
These steps lead down to a huge pool, built in the tenth century to overcome the lack of rainfall in the region and store water for long periods. The structure has a total of 3,500 steps, down to a depth of 30 metres, then up again with the water.

3. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

The steps to the upper levels of this ancient temple complex are steep-- so steep that some tourists hoist themselves up with their hands

2. Huayna Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru

Stairs carved into the rock that crowns a climb of about 360 metres from Machu Picchu itself.   In some parts, the ascent is complicated to pass through narrow sections, with small step and eroded steps. Climbing time is calculated to be between one hour and 90 minutes: 90 minutes climbing stairs! Only 400 tourists a day are allowed, and access is closed from 1pm, just in case.

1. The Inca Trail, "floating stairs", Peru

An ancient trade route linking the city of Cuzco to Machu Picchu.  The rugged topography of the area forced the Inca Trail to make detours around hills and between mountains. The result: miles and miles of stairs, in some cases very precarious, as the famous floating staircases.

Mention Honour:
Mount Hua (Hua Shan), Huayin in Shaanxi, China
The World's Most Dangerous Stairs

We hope you're not afraid of heights, because this even made our palms sweat. What you see below is a mountain in China called Mt. Hua Shan. At its base, you'll find a gigantic set of stone stairs, called "the Heavenly Stairs." These stairs go so high up the mountainside, it's hard to see where they end. If that wasn't enough, the precarious stairs lead to the world's most dangerous trail, the Hua Shan plank path. The plank trail leads high up the Hua Shan mountain just outside the city Xi’an. No one will force you to wear safety gear, although it's strongly encouraged. The trail itself is dangerous and stunning, but what is at the top will really shock you.

Here's Why:

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