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Travel Warning to China’s Southwest Yunnan Province after the Earthquake

Published: Aug. 04, 2014

The Epicenter Is in North Yunnan
Travel China Guide warns travelers to delay or cancel your recent tour plans to Yunnan Province due to the deadly earthquake on August 3, 2014. It is not safe to travel to the area as aftershocks continue and heavy rains also hit the area; the most important is that we should make way for rescue vehicles and relief supplies.

A strong earthquake hit Ludian County, Yunnan Province at 16:30, August 3, 2014. Citizens in Chengdu, Chongqing and Xian also felt the quake. Up till now, this 6.5 magnitude earthquake at a depth of 7.5 miles (12 km) killed 398 and caused over 1,800 wounded and 3 missing. Traffic, electricity, and communication of the quake-hit area are completely down. Heavy rain, aftershocks, and seismic secondary disasters will bring more damage in the following days. Aid groups and survivors have already come to search and rescue. More rescue teams and relief supplies are on the way to the stricken area.

Here Travel China Guide wants to express our condolence and sympathy to the dead and wounded. We hope more survivors will be rescued and regain their health. May the deceased rest in peace!

  • Questions & Answers on China Tourism News
    Asked by Cindy from MALAYSIA | Oct. 05, 2014 02:43Reply
    Is it safe to travel to yunnan or lijiang in November / December 2014
    Answers (1)
    Answered by Dave | Oct. 23, 2014 21:31

    It's OK by then. But it may be a little cold. Bring with you warm clothes.
    Asked by Richard from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 09, 2014 19:43Reply
    Is it safe to travel to Chongqing and Chengdu between 2014/08/28 AND 2014/09/08?
    With the recent earthquake in Yuunan, please advise if it is safe to travel to Chongqing and Chengdu between 2014/08/28 AND 2014/09/08 and also cruising the Yangtze River between Chongqing and Yichang.
    Thank you.
    Regards, Richard
    Answers (1)
    Answered by Kelly | Aug. 10, 2014 21:05

    It is ok Richard. Traveling to Chongqing and Chengdu during that period is safe.
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