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Tips for self-driving tour on Sichuan-Tibet Highway
14:15, August 10, 2012  

With a rapid development of tourism industry, self-organized expedition (take a tour by driving their own cars) becomes a fashion among tourists at home and abroad along the Sichuan-Tibet Highway, a pivotal route linking the southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region and Sichuan Province.

However, the Sichuan-Tibet Highway is facing greater risks of floods and landslides amid the region's rainy season, which lasts from June to the beginning of October.

Hereunder are some tips for visitors traveling through the high way.

For the self-driving lovers, please double check your car beforehand. Do not drive unless you are a skilled driver. It is better to slow down as Sichuan-Tibet highway has a lot of corners and curves and it is really bumpy. Do not stop to appreciate the scenery alongside to avoid the cars coming from the opposite direction. And do not panic the wild animals that come into your view to avoid potential danger.

Keep an eye on the climate and altitude along Sichuan-Tibet highway, where one may experience four seasons in one day. The weather is quite sunny at the foot of the mountain while it is snowy on the mountain. It is necessary to stop driving to avoid potential danger as landslide or collapse happen often along the road, especially after a rain, so please arrange more time on the journey.

Never overlook the safety attention signs which are the accumulation of year’s experience, or lessons learnt. Please keep in mind of them.

For the self-driving lovers, cyclists, and hikers, do not enter Tibet by yourself, find tour pals to keep you company.

Source: China Tibet Online

(Editor:陈丽丹、张茜)

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