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Problem while driving to Kalaw in Shan State (Burma Myanmar)

It is a simple photographic example of what may happen when you drive from the plain of Irrawaddy to Kalaw. It is a 2 - 3 hours climb with a good car.

The road is larger than before, but only the middle of the road is paved.

This picture was taken during the dry winter season (20-12-2005).
The weather was bad and water, mud, rock have fallen on the road.
The first incoming bus with very bad tires slept on the mud and block the road.....
100 truck where stuck on their way down and more than 200 on their way up.

It was 4 PM, you can see on the picture some cars with tourist..... They had probably to wait many hours in the mountain (it is cold in winter) and if not lucky all the night.

Do not start to climb to Kalaw after 4 PM or be prepare if anything happen.

voiture bloquée montéé kalaw

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