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Road conditions DBP to sapa

  • zipi

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    15th September, 2009
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    I intend to travell with 4wd from DBP to Sapa on November 2009.
    Does any one knows the road condition there? I heard that large parts of the road is under construction and very dusty and bumpy. Is it so?

    Thank You,
    Zipi

    #1 Posted: 15/9/2009 - 21:18

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  • violets

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    I went by bus from Son La to DBP by bus when they were rebuilding the road and it was a sea of mud in places because it had been rained for a few days (it was April, not the wet season). Most of the 4 wheel drives turned back but the bus got through, with some help from mechanical diggers. It was very slow. I was tols at the time that the next section, toward Sapa, was a lot better, but it wasn't being rebuilt then.

    Really, it will depend on rainfall I think. I wouldn't be so concerned by dust and bumps.

    #2 Posted: 16/9/2009 - 06:43

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