Thursday, November 24, 2011

Road death Sichuan - Tibet in China

 In China, the death rate by traffic accidents nearly doubled over the last 20 years (1985-2005), up from 3.9 to 7.6 per 100,000 residents. One of the contributors were no doubt was the highway Sichuan - Tibet, a plateau road between Chengdu and Tibet where landslides frequently occur and a rock slide.

The highway has a length of 2.412km, from Chengdu in Sichuan in the east and ends in Lhasa, Tibet in the west. The road stretches through Ya'an, Garze and Chamdo, who scour the 14 mountains higher average 4000-5000 meters, crossing dozens of famous rivers (such as the Dadu river, Jinsha, Lantsang, Nujiang), through the old growth forest and numerous dangerous sections. But behind it, along the road presented a spectacular view and also found a unique ethnic culture.


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