Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge in Nyalam County, Shigatse
Chinese Name: 樟木中尼友谊大桥
English Name: Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge
Location: A bridge spanning the Sun Kosi river, linking Kodari in Sindhulpalchok District, Nepal and Zhangmu, China.
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All the day
Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge
The Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge (Chinese: 中尼友谊桥; pinyin: Zhōng-Ní Yǒuyì Qiáo; Nepali: मितेरी पुल Miterī Pula) is a bridge spanning the Sun Kosi river, linking Kodari in Sindhulpalchok District, Nepal and Zhangmu, China.
From the bridge on the Nepalese side, Kodari in Sindhulpalchok District, the Arniko Rajmarg (Arniko Highway; abbreviated ARM) links to Kathmandu, named after the famous architect Arniko.
In the other direction, the China National Highway 318 goes to Zhangmu (Dram) and on to Shanghai. The Tibetan part of the highway between Zhangmu and Lhasa is known as the Friendship Highway.
The 2015 quakes closed the route and turned the border trading towns into ghost villages. By 2016, there was some repairs on the route, but trading had not been restored to previous levels. One problem is that there was a lot of damage that has not been fixed, and there was still big boulders coming down intermittently.
We can take a shuttle bus from Shigatse to Nyalam County, then transfer a local mini bus to Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge.
Attraction Travel Tips:
· pay attention to respect the local customs.
· 1 – 2 hours travel.
· best season to travel: all the year round.