Sunday, January 09, 2005

Kangding in 2004

181495274dbZTpk_ph, originally uploaded by jiulong.

The modern town of Kangding is still squeezed within the narrow valley, but it is now characterised by the ubiquitous Chinese-style high rise apartments. There are also quite a few yuppie property developments and shopping malls going up.

Kangding appears to be thriving, no doubt due to the easier [same day] access from Chengdu via the Erlang Shan tunnel.

There is no sign of the old church, though a new one has been built [see below].

1 comment:

mutikonka said...

It doesn't snow in and around Kangding - only high up. So no avalanche risk. And because of the steep slopes, no airport.