The Scariest Stairs in the World

You can stand calmly on the edge of an ancient mountain settlement or on the roof of a magnificent building and enjoy the view. But exactly until you remember the completely insane staircase, along which you then have to go back.

Stairs, like any roads, can leave in your memory memories no less vivid than the places to which they lead. Some of them look so exciting, as if they came off the canvases of the surrealists, others even cause fear only. Walking along the ancient stairs is risky only because of their age, while many of their modern counterparts are specially designed to be intimidating. These 10 stairs, below, are able to scare literally to trembling knees. The 10 most creepy stairs in the world

The Scariest Stairs in the World



 
Stairs of Temples of Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Stairs of Temples of Angkor Wat, CambodiaThe Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Cambodia is a landmark place for Buddhists from around the world. There is nothing shameful in climbing stairs leading to the highest temple on all fours or using special ropes, because the slope at the stairs is about 70 degrees. Local guides explain that the stairs were made so steep as to remind people that getting to heaven is not an easy task. However, being at the top, you can think the same about descent from heaven.


Stairs of Pylon del Diablo Waterfall, Ecuador
Stairs of Pylon del Diablo Waterfall, Ecuador
 It is good to know that the staircase adjacent to the waterfall was built specifically to enjoy tropical landscapes. But nevertheless, its name, translated as “the devil's cauldron”, was chosen with good reason, given that it’s hardly possible to name pleasure overcoming these steep steps. Due to the proximity to the waterfall, you can hardly find dry and non-slip steps, as well as metal railings and fences.

Stairs or Cableway to the top of Half House, USA
Stairs or Cableway to the top of Half House, USA
Do you know what lies between you and the most famous mountain peak of Yosemite National Park in California? A 10-kilometer path through the wilderness with an ever-increasing slope, topped by a lift of more than 100 meters up directly on the surface of the mountain via a cable ladder. Walk on it a day can no more than 300 people, each of whom is given special permission.

Stairs or Steps of the Incas, Peru
Stairs or Steps of the Incas, Peru
In Machu Picchu, there is a stone staircase paved by the Incas about 500 years ago, leading straight up the Waina Picchu mountain to the Moon Temple, which offers a beautiful view of the ruins of the ancient city. The local park administration set a limit for visiting - 400 people every morning - and also strengthened the most dilapidated sections of the stairs with metal structures. But you still need to be extremely careful, because on one side of the stairs there is a wet vertical wall, and on the other there is a gulf leading to the Urubamba River.

Stairs of Statue of Liberty, USA
Stairs of Statue of Liberty, USA
If you want to enjoy the view from the crown of the Statue of Liberty in New York, and at the same time suffer from claustrophobia, you will have a hard time. The only way there is through a cramped spiral staircase in the form of a double spiral, where the distance from the steps to the ceiling is only 180 centimeters. And all of it is crowded with tourists. The most persistent can go the full path of 377 steps, which is equivalent to climbing the 20th floor. But these climbs are only a pleasant pleasure after passing the most severe test - getting a ticket to get into the crown.

Staircase Florley, Norway
Staircase Florley, Norway
 The Florley Hydroelectric Power Station in Norway is the starting point for an extremely exciting hiking route around the Luce Fjord, and the local staircase will make you nervous for two reasons. Firstly, it has 4444 steps that go up more than 800 meters, and secondly, it is the longest staircase in the world, made entirely of wood. So it is worth paying special attention to every crunch and crackle.

Sky Stairway to Huashan Mountain, China
Sky Stairway to Huashan Mountain, China
Nobody knows the exact number of steps carved directly on the surface of Huashan Mountain, one of the five sacred mountains of Taoism in China. Probably because everyone who has ever tried to keep score has lost his mind due to dizzying conditions and fear of death. After the vertical ascent ends, a no less hellish horizontal walk awaits you - a track with a width of only three boards, nailed directly to the vertical slope of the mountain, and only one chain that you can hold on to. After that - again a series of winding steps. When you finally reach the top of Huashan, you will find out that “heaven” is a hard-to-reach tea house with amazing views.

Stairs of Mont Blanc Observatory, France
Stairs of Mont Blanc Observatory, France
The steps of this staircase are comfortable, durable, have fences and are not crowded with people. The only thing that can make your heart freeze while climbing this ladder is its location on the highest mountain peak in the Alps. Strong winds and low temperatures are included.

 Stairs of Temple of the Holy Family, Barcelona, ​​Spain
Stairs of Temple of the Holy Family, Barcelona, ​​Spain
Spiral staircases of this Catholic cathedral are more like Slinka spring toys. Moreover, there is not even a railing that will protect you from falling to the base of this creation of the famous Antonio Gaudi.

Stairs of Haiku Stairway, Hawaii, USA
Stairs of Haiku Stairway, Hawaii, USA

Can a staircase be so scary that it will simply be closed? Yes, 3,922 rickety steps leading to the top of Kulau, Hawaiian island of Oahu, carry such great risks that it is literally illegal to climb them. To such an extent that there is a guard below that will not let you rise. This staircase, called the "Ladder to Heaven", was built by US Navy soldiers in 1942 to lay communications during the Second World War. In the post-war period, this route was chosen by hikers, but by 1987 it had to be closed for security reasons. 

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