News update: Travel in Sichuan, Gansu, Yunnan

by China Travel
Posted: August 18th, 2010 | Updated: August 18th, 2010 | Comments
Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan A recent post on Chengdu-Juizhaigou road is closed. Though neither of the two popular tourist centers have been affected by the flooding or landslides that have ravaged parts of the region, the only access between the provincial capital and Sichuan's popular nature reserve is now by domestic flights to Jiuzhaigou airport. Sichuan-based travel agents Gansu province is currently open as an alternative access route. The remote town of Zhouqu in southern Gansu province was devastated by mudslides earlier this month but it seems that travel in the surrounding area remains relatively unaffected. The Lanzhou Hotel's Western Travel Service confirmed that with the exception of Tian Shui (described by the Lonely Planet as "one of the more attractive cities in Gansu") and Zhouqu itself, all tourist destinations, including Xiahe and the popular Labrang Monastery were still accessible. Roads around Zhouqu and Tian Shui remain blocked with no further information available about when they will re-open. News of further landslides in China's southwestern Yunnan province has also just been announced with AFP reporting that more than 60 people are missing after a mudslide hit the remote township of Puladi, near the Myanmar border last night. Even though travel remains possible in all these areas, caution is the order of the day and travelers should avoid taking any unnecessary risks as weather conditions remain unstable and more rain is forecast.
anzhou Hotel's Western Travel Service
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