Saturday, February 26, 2005

Muli: Wachang [瓦厂] main street [only street]

wachang street, originally uploaded by mutikonka1.

Wachang [瓦厂] is the administrative centre for the Muli monastery area. It consists of a single street with a few stores, a snack restaurant, a school and a guesthouse. That's it.

It is connected to the other towns in the Litang river valley by a rough road that winds several thousand feet down to the river below, and then corkscrews up the other side and follows a roller coaster switchback route down the the county town of "Muli" [actually known as Bowa] about 150km south. It's a wild and dangerous ride, and there are no buses.

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