most amazing streets in the world
Champs Elysees Paris France
. Embodying all the celebrated beauty of Paris the ChampsElysees is generally regarded as the grandest street on the planet. Moreover it is also known as the most beautiful street in the world. Home to illustrious monuments like the Arc de Triomphe the thoroughfare is also strewn with luxury shops cafes hotels and boutique hotels. No visit to Paris would be complete without a stroll along the ChampsElysees.
La Rambla Barcelona Spain
. Connecting Pla?a de Catalunya with Port Vells Christopher Columbus Monument, this central Barcelona street is like a party that never sleeps. Frequented by tourists and locals alike, La Rambla has its own energy and symbolic beauty. Filled with cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, and street performers, it is one of the best-loved stretches in all of Europe. People who have walked the street have often lamented that it had an end as they wished it
Las Vegas Strip Nevada US
. Perhaps the best lit street on the planet the Las Vegas Strip is known worldwide for its magnificent displays of illuminated signs luxury hotels and of course casinos. Tourists come from all over the world to shop attend shows and people watch along this strip that has become synonymous with gambling risktaking and thrillseeking!
Nanjing Road Shanghai China
. Once known as Nanking Road todays Nanjing Road still continues as the most famous shop and marketstrewn street in all of China perhaps even all of Asia! As the worlds longest shopping street Nanking Road is six kilometers (nearly four miles) long and filled with everything from antiques to foodstuffs. It is also home to a staggering array of hotels and restaurants. The street is said to be visited by as many as one million people each day.
Via Dolorosa Jerusalem
. Known as the way of sorrows Via Dolorosa traces the route walked by Christ toward the cross where he was crucified. People come to this road from around the world to pay homage to Christ in this city that is filled with religious monuments and sites. Marked by Nine Stations of the Cross Via Dolorosa is the site of weekly symbolic processions that lead from the Fortress of Antonia all along a route that twists and turns.
Nevsky Prospekt St Petersburg Russia
. Illustriously planned by Peter the Great this grand avenue is celebrated for its historic importance as well as its literary connections. Famously depicted in Dostoevskys Crime and Punishment the thoroughfare has captivated people from all over the world as it embodies Russias mystery and of course royal grandeur so evident in this remarkable city the onetime home of the tsars. Cathedrals palaces and other major architectural attractions stud t
Broadway New York City US
. The oldest northsouth street in the city Broadway is best known as the most important theatre district in the entire nation. Moreover the street runs along famous New York City sections like Central Park and is studded with important buildings like the Woolworth Building Alexander Hamilton US Custom House Morgan Stanley Building Grand Central Hotel and Trinity Church. No visit to this city is complete without a stroll down Broadway!
Via Appia Rome Italy
. Among the earliest Roman roads it remains one of the most famous roads today. There is a section of the Via Appia used in Rome today for busy traffic yet much of this road that leads out of the city is in ruins. Even so these ruins and the archeological sites along the road attract people from all over the world. To walk part of the Via Appia or Appian Way as it is often called is a memorable event one is never likely to forget. Moreover the
Paseo de la Reforma Mexico City Mexico
. One of the most famous streets in the western hemisphere Paseo de la Reforma is wellknown throughout the world. Modeled after Europes grand boulevards Mexico Citys major thoroughfare is home to the nations National Palace as well as renowned landmarks like El Angel de la Independencia and others that honor heroes of Mexico and the Americas. Studded with luxury hotels and tourist attractions this is a mustvisit street when traveling to Mexico Ci
Piccadilly Circus London UK
. This stretch of road better described as a junction is one of the most wellknown places in London. Popular among visitors to the UK Piccadilly Circus is home to nightclubs theatres and memorials that are known throughout the world. Filled with illuminated signs and throngs of people this thoroughfare is one of the most recognized stretches of asphalt worldwide. With so many attractions its easy to see why visitors cant wait to board Londons dou
Ebenezer Place Scotland
. Ebenezer Place is the shortest street in the world measuring just 2.06 meters (6.8 ft). There is just one house on the street number 1 Ebenezer Place which was built in 1883. The building is a hotel (Mackays) and the owner was instructed to paint a street name on its shortest side. It was officially declared a street in 1887.
Parliament Street England
. Parliament Street is in Exeter England. It is the narrowest street in the world measuring less than 0.64m (25?) at its narrowest point. It was originally called Small Street (for reasons that are obvious) but was renamed when parliament passed an act of law that expanded the representation of the people in the house of commons. The street dates from the 1300s and it is 50 meters long.
Road To Giza Egypt
. The Road to Giza is the worlds oldest known paved road. The road is over 4600 years old and is six and a half feet wide. It covered a distance of seven and a half miles connecting the quarries to the Southwest of Cairo to the quay on Lake Moeris which connected to the Nile. The road was used to transport the enormous blocks of basalt to Giza where they were used for building (especially for paving).
de Julio Avenue Argentina
. 9 de Julio Avenue (meaning 9th of July Avenue in honor of Argentinas independence day) is the widest street in the world. It has six lanes in each direction and it spans an entire city block. There is a single building that sits on the Avenue (the former Ministry of Communications building) but there are many famous landmarks along the side such as the old French Embassy a statue of Don Quixote and the famous obelisk (visible in the picture abo
Lombard Street United States
. Lombard Street in San Francisco is famous for its bizarre hairpin turns. There are eight of the turns (called switchbacks) and the street is known as thecrookedest street in the world. The turns were added because the street would have been too steep for most vehicles (though it would still be less steep than the street in item 1). The twisting section of Lombard Street is now one way in order to make it safer and there is a parking ban in place
The Magic Roundabout England
. Anyone who has been on the Internet for a while will recognize the Magic Roundabout it has appeared in virtually everyfunny picture list you can find. The roundabout is a real roundabout in Swindon England. It was built in 1972 and it includes 5 other smaller roundabouts. To make matters worse you must travel anticlockwise (the reverse of the normal situation on British roundabouts) when you enter the smaller central roundabout. The Swindon Junc
Savoy Court England
. As most of our readers will know the British drive on the left (unlike Europe and the United States). But there is one exception to this rule: Savoy Court is the only street in Britain where cars must legally drive on the right. Apparently this dates back to the old Hackney Cabs by driving on the right the driver was able to open the backdoor without leaving the cab allowing the passengers to alight on the sidewalk. This is allowed by a special
Steepest Street New Zealand
. Baldwin Street in Dunedin New Zealand boasts the steepest street. New Zealand has many cities built on or around mountainous and hilly areas and Dunedin is no exception. This street (and many others in New Zealand) were designed by British town planners who had never been to the country. They simply overlaid a grid pattern on the map and had no idea that they had made impossible or ridiculous design choices. The slope on Baldwin street has a 35%
Gravity Hill Various Locations
. Unlike the other streets on this list this is not a specific street but rather a variety of streets there are in fact hundreds around the world. When you park your car at the foot of a gravity hill (also sometimes called Magnetic hills or Mystery hills) the car will appear to roll up the hill not down. The reason for this is an optical illusion caused by the surrounding environment. If you are interested in visiting a gravity hill Wikipedia has
Road to Giza
. Road to Giza is at No. 10 in our list of ten most amazing streets around the world. This is also named as the oldest known road that still exists on the world. It is said that the road is linked back to more than 4600 years by the researchers or historians. It is relatively wider roads of that time as it is six and a half feet wide. The total length of this oldest known road is around seven and half miles.
Pan American Highway
. If you ever wonder about the name of the longest motoring road across the globe stop wondering because the answer is the PanAmerican Highway. Yes previously the record was with Yonge Street Toronto Canada but multiple changes (made to this street over the years) have brought it ahead of Yonge Street in this list. You will be amazed as this street is around 48000 kilometers long that passes through 15 countries.
The Death Road
. The North Yungas Road also known as The Death Road is a 61 to 69 km road leading from La Paz to Coroico (Bolivias capital to the Amazon region) in the Yungas region of Bolivia. It is legendary for its extreme danger: in 1995 the InterAmerican Development Bank christened it as the worlds most dangerous road. One estimate is that 200300 travelers were killed yearly along the road. The road includes crosses marking many of the spots where such vehi
Guoliang Tunnel Road
. The road in Taihang mountains was built by local villagers: it took five years to finish the 1200 metre long tunnel which is about 5 meters high and 4 meters wide. Some of the villagers died in accidents during construction; undaunted the others continued. On May 1 1977 the tunnel was opened to traffic. It is located in the Taihang Mountains in the Hunan Province of China.
Ruta 5 Arica to Iquique Road
. The road from Arica to Iquique is renowned for being dangerous; you drive past very deep valleys and wind your way through spotting ever so often telltale vehicle skeletons at the bottom. The few times you can see cars and buses passing by they were doing so at such a speed that you may think they are either tempting fate very foolishly or perhaps they are just ghosts whizzing past. The monohued and isolated scenery is well capable of endowing yo
Siberian Road to Yakutsk
. The Russian Federal Highway connects Moscow to Yakutsk where the coldest temperature ever recorded outside Antarctica was recorded. Yakutsk is also the largest city built on continuous permafrost. Most houses are built on concrete piles because of the frozen ground. What does all this have to do with being one of the worlds most dangerous roads? Well during the winter which is approximately ten months long driving in and out of Yakutsk is subject
. In China the number of deaths caused by car accidents has nearly doubled in the past 20 years climbing from 3.9 to 7.6 per 100000 of the population between 1985 and 2005. The SichuanTibet Highway a highelevation road between Chengdu and Tibet where landslides and rock avalanches are common is undoubtedly part of the problem.The 2412km long SichuanTibet Highway starts from Chengdu of Sichuan on the east and ends at Lhasa of Tibet on the west. The
James Dalton Highway
. The James Dalton Highway is a 414mile gravel road. It heads straight north from the Livengood turnoff of the Elliott Highway through arctic tundra to the farthest north reaches of Alaska. Alyeska built the 360mile haul road now known as the Dalton Highway from the Yukon River to Prudhoe Bay for $150 million to supply the oil facilities on the North Slope. The pipeline bridge across the 1875 mile Yukon River is the only span across that river in A
. This is a narrow busy dirt track that stretches from Patiopoulo to Perdikaki in Greece. This road is a steep climb or decent it is dangerous because it has huge pot holes and very little grip for the vehicles that travel on it. It is a narrow road with a sheer drop on either side of its slope with no guard rails or an prevention to stop a vehicle from going over. Many people die on his road every year it is used by pedestrians livestock and truck
. Trollstigen (The Troll Ladder) is a mountain road in Rauma Norway part of Norwegian National Road 63 connecting
The A682 Road
. The A682 between junction 13 of the M65 and Long Preston is the worst road in England as it has claimed almost 100 fatalities over the last ten years. The 14 mile single lane A682 between junction 13 of the M65 near Nelson Lancs and Long Preston in North Yorkshire had 22 serious accidents in the past three years two of them fatal. Experts say it has an average of 0.5 deaths per 10 miles annually. It is a favorite for motorcyclists especially ear
Stelvio Pass Road Trollstigen
. The highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps and the second highest in the Alps after the Col de lIseran (2770 m) the Stelvio Pass Road connects the Valtellina with the upper Adige valley and Merano. It is located in the Italian Alps near Bormio and Sulden 75 km from Bolzano close to Swiss border.While it might not be as risky as other deadly routes its certainly breathtaking. The tour books advise that the toughest and most spectacular cl
Arica to Iquique Road Chile
. Driving along the road can seem rather harmless as runs through flat and wide open spaces but apparently drivers are often lulled into a false sense of security leading them to speed which many times ends in disaster.
SichuanTibet Highway China
. A road with a record of over 7500 deaths for every 100000 drivers has reason to be feared. Due to rock slides avalanches and poor weather drivers should certainly use caution.
The Barton Highway Australia
. Commonly recognized as the worst highway in Australia Barton doesnt have a very good reputation especially when it comes to getting people safely to their destinations.
The Way to Fairy Meadows Pakistan
. Although it may sound harmless The Way to Fairy Meadows has nothing to do with Pixie Dust or Fairies. It is actually an extremely narrow and dangerous 10 km stretch of road that leads to Nanga Parbat or The Killer Mountain in Pakistan. Fairy Meadows is a nearby valley with serene views of the huge mountain.
Cotopaxi Volcano Road Ecuador
. Although there are many dangerous sections branching off the Pan American highway the 40km long dirt track that links it with the Cotopaxi Volcano National Park in Ecuador tops the list. With enormous potholes slippery slopes and all around precarious driving conditions make this a road a bit of a challenge.