What would you do when your home is cut off from the rest of the world by a raging river, and the nearest bridge over it is miles away?
Commuting by zipline in rural China
For this village in China, that’s not a hypothetical question.
At the Lazimi village in southwest Yunnan province, people cross a river to reach the outside world using ziplines, according to Reuters.
Ziplining is a way of life in the mountain village, and is sometimes the best means to get around because the nearest bridge is 12 miles away.
The village is cut off by the Nu river, which literally translates to “angry river” and is too rough to cross by boat.
Villagers would love to have proper roads and bridges built closer to home. But until then, they have to count on the lines – and gravity – for a ride to town.