Driving the Bingchacha Road is not a piece of cake
Bingchacha Road is said to be the most primitive road in China. It’s a new stretch of the G219 national road, running from Yunnan county to Tibet.
Nicknamed Death Road, it’s a wild but beautiful road. It’s a 286 km (177 miles) long drive, very tough, however with extremely magnificent landscape. The starting point is the section of the road from Bingzhongluo to Chawalong, which was started to be built in 2000 and completed in 2011. And the section from Chayu county to Chaweerlong township was started to be built in 2008 and completed in 2011 after being reconstructed for many times.
Almost half of the road, which is around 286km long, is a countryside road of mountain land laid by sand and gravel. One part of the road is the main passage of the ancient tea-horse road which is mainly the simple road with a width of around 4-5 meters. There are not many tourists driving this road. You can almost encounter all the challenges in Bingchacha. The road is being improved the last years.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
Pic&video: Jaydon Xiao