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Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge

A bridge built in 1964 crosses the river that forms the boundary between China and Nepal near Zhangmu port in Nylam. This is the Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge, constructed of reinforced concrete. The bridge forms an important link on the road from Yangpachen to Katmandu. On the 'Sino' side of the bridge there is a lively bazaar which attracts many businessmen and tourists from both of China and Nepal. Due to the inconvenience caused by traffic in the town of Zhangmu, the bazaar plays a very important role in daily life for the locals. The Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge is about eight meters (about 8.7 yards) wide and forty-five meters (about 49 yards) long. It is surrounded by a thick forest and hangs above rushing water and looks both delicate and elegant. At the Chinese end of the bridge there are rest and refreshment facilities for those traveling along the route. An attractive feature outside this facility is a vivid white stone statue of an elephant sprinkling water over the handsome boy seated upon it.
Comments and Questions

I suffer from vertigo. Is there any motion on the bridge? Also if I walk in the middle of the bridge will the water below be out of sight? I know these questions sound a bit stupid but I so much want to see this area and crossing the bridge is a major problem.

Thanking you in anticipation of a reply

David Price


2/1/2012 11:16:00 PM


Asked by David Price (Australia)

I think the water below the bridge will be out of sight if you just walk in the middle. The other way is to sit in a closed car to cross the bridge.

2/4/2012 11:23:00 PM