Driving the wild Galung la tunnel
Galongla Tunnel is a high mountain tunnel at an elevation of 3,771m (12,372ft) above the sea level located in southwestern Tibet's Nyingchi Prefecture, in China.
The tunnel is 3.3 km long. It’s part of the Medog Highway, a 117km long road linking Medog with Bome county in southeastern Tibet. Before the construction of the tunnel, Medog used to be the only county in China inaccessible by roads. With the new tunnel, one of the nation’s most isolated and inaccessible counties joined the national highway network.
The works on the tunnel began in 2008 and after years the tunnel opened on Oct. 31, 2013. The area features a big risk of rainfall, frequent quakes landslides and mudslides. The road to the tunnel is very winding and curvy.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
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