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Travel Blogs from Luding County
... development. Unless extensive measures are taken to protect this road from landslide, it too will be in a perpetual state of repair.
*As we drive through the Tibetan villages cows, chickens, pigs, yak and sheep are all regular hazards as they cross the road, either singularly or in groups. Why do they all want to get to the other side?!
*There is even a construction boom going on in the small villages that we pass through. By any standards the new ...
... AG is in for a very long day, something he mentions more than once!
*Even the 'good' road has disruptions and sections where an off road vehicle is really required. But we manage to reach Tagong for a late lunch. Tagong is a village situated in the middle of grassland country and has two monasteries. It is also obviously on the route of more adventurous travellers. We know this because there are cafés serving western food and signs in English advertising hostel ...
... became too big!). Someone remind me again why i'm leaving this country?! There was also a beautiful Tibetian shrine at the top- another reminder of how close to Tibet and how this is a minority area.
It was at this point that I decided to try and make it to Kangding. Without having done any research I wasn't too sure how much of a possibility this was. I made my way down the mountain and found a driver who said he'd take me - perfect ...
... road, but frequently chosen. Classroom sized boulders occasionally careen down the slopes and add to the potholed complexion as well as taking out those useful bicycle barriers. All in all though, the drive, however is awe-inspiring and breathtaking in every sense, and not to be missed.
The town of Kangding, like many of these towns, has a river runs through it. The reward for today’s seven-hour epic drive is the town of Kangding. Once off the bus, there ...
After my stay at the school, I went to a few places along the Sichuan-Tibet highway. The 2,412km long Sichuan-Tibet Highway starts from Chengdu of Sichuan
on the east and ends at Lhasa of Tibet on the west. The road stretches
into Lhasa passing Ya’an, Garze and Chamdo. The Sichuan-Tibet highway traverses 14 high mountains which average
4,000-5000m, spans dozens of famous rivers (Dadu River, Jinsha River,
Lantsang River, ...