BARROW (UKPEAGVIK), ALASKA

remote places and communities barrow alaska DREAMSTIME

This was the last county in China to gain road access when in December 2010 the Chinese government announced completion of a highway to Mêdog County. China’s renowned for having the largest population in the world. However, Mêdog only has 12,000 residents across the whole county – a tiny number compared with the rest of the country. Until the highway (and by highway we mean single carriageway that’s open for nine months a year) opened, the only access was by traversing a fairly challenging mountain range.