Out of Eden

The Burma Road Through China

Date: December 14, 2021
Approximate GPS Location: (25.11°N, 99.16°W)

Alongside walking partners Yang Wendou and Li Bing, Salopek has emerged from the mountains of Gaoligong and continued east.

Over the past few weeks, they’ve been trekking the Burma Road, one of the greatest feats of engineering from World War II. It might be named after Burma (modern-day Myanmar) but this Burmese road took 200,000 Chinese laborers to build and winds through Yunnan in China.

More than 600 miles long, the road’s construction cost roughly three lives per mile. Now, this road has taken Salopek east to the Yunnan town of Baoshan.

( 10 ) USER RATING
( 9.9 ) CRITIC RATING

update history

On through Yunnan on the old silk road

January 11, 2022 // Out of Eden

The Gaoligong, a World Away from Modern China

November 18, 2021 // Out of Eden

Salopek Back on His Feet in Yunnan

October 27, 2021 // Out of Eden
Out of Eden

Out of Eden to Resume in China

October 13, 2021 // Out of Eden

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