Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:22:44 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
14 weird roads from around the world

A road in China with a house in the middle of it, and 13 more of the planet's oddest highways



House in the middle of a road, Wenling, China (© Reuters/Aly Song)
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The steadfast resistance of a stubborn elderly couple has led to a road being constructed around their house in Wenling, Zhejiang province, China. The pair refused to sign an agreement which would have allowed their house to be demolished, saying the compensation offered was not enough to cover the costs of rebuilding. As such, the authorities decided to go ahead with the construction anyway, with the house remaining in the middle of the road.

But this is far from the weirdest road on the planet, read on for more mad motorways, off-the-wall overpasses and silly sliproads.

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3Comments
Jan 8, 2013 4:43AM
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It seems that photographers have avoided India, especially the Himalayan states where more beautiful and weird roads exist.

Jan 24, 2013 6:18AM
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you guys should have seen the scary but  amazing road which runs through a steep mountain in Sri Lanka which has 18 hairpin turns named "18 turns" and more wierd street around the country.

Jan 14, 2013 9:33PM
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WOW!!  travelling on such winding roads,  definitely not for me huh!.
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