Taiwanese 'Road to Heaven' Is a Military Endurance Exercise
In Taiwan only the best of the best can enter the elite military. To be elite you must first pass a grueling test that pushes your endurance. You will have to endure rocks and coral in a 50 meter strip called the “Road to Heaven”. It is anything, but heaven. These inductees try to fight their way across it. They have to walk across and even crawl with hands behind their backs against the rocks and sharp coral. If you can make it down this road you can enter the elite unit of Taiwan’s army called the Sea Dragons. Just look at the faces of these recruits and the tears of happiness once they arrive at the end.