S201, a road through the mountains
S201 Provincial Road is a high mountain road located in Zayü County, in the southeast of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China.
This wonderful engineering masterpiece is 226 km (140 mile) long running north-south from Rawu village, on the 318 National Road (G318), the Tibet-Sichuan highway, to Xiazayü, a town bordering India's Arunachal Pradesh, via Zayu.
The road tops out at Demo La, a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.817m (15,803ft) above the sea level. Adverse weather conditions are common. The scenic road is paved and offers stunning views of Ranwu Lake. Most of the road runs along the Sang River. Remember this is a mountainous area, climbing up a high mountain, with a notorius absence of oxygen. Altitude and extreme weather are always a factor.
Road suggested by: Jorge Manuel Gómez Sánchez
Pic: budd Liu