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Coming back to China

Tags tibetan Sichuan tibet China cycling Posted on 14/09/2013 by Brian

Top of the pass 4300mChristian churches, snow clad peaks, Tibetan herdsmen on motorbikes, gushing rivers, prayer flags in the breeze: this is Kangding. Somehow the incredible diversity of this town represents this part of Sichuan and the experience of our journey cycling through it. Kangding is " the gateway to Tibet", and we have come through the back door, down, re-entering China. The contrast is stark. Gone is the thin air, harsh sun and yak herders, replaced with verdant forests, impossible gorges and the increasing march of development.  The traditional melting pot of Kangding is still thriving, but the ingredients are changing.

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