The Caminito del Rey, a walkway around the edge of a cliff in Malaga, Spain, has been reopened to the public. The authority shut down the frightening pathway in 2001 after the death of five people, who had attempted to cross it.
Labelled as the ‘most dangerous path in the world,’ the walkway is 90-centimetre wide and pinned to the side of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, a popular tourist spot near Ardales in the province of Malaga. The adrenaline addicts and rock climbers around the world just love this place for its appalling state of dilapidation.
The path is more than 100 years old and 350 feet (100 metres) high from the ground. There’s a river flowing below it, looking at which can give you a head-spin when you are desperately trying to balance on a rusty steel beam.
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In fact, just looking at the terrifying path can be chilling as it is full of holes and missing sections. It looks barely clinging to the steep canyon walls and about to collapse at any time.
The owners had to keep the path closed for 14 years after the tragic death of five tourists between the late 1990s and early 2000s. They made some health and safety changes during this period. In 2015, the authority gave them the permission to reopen it.
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Despite taking the safety measures, taking a walk across the path is still a daring task. In fact, you can’t turn back in the middle of the trail because other tourists will be lining behind.
The fee of per head entry ticket to the Caminito del Rey is 10 euros or AUD$14. You have to book in advance to get the tickets of a particular day.