Gangfa: The Best Mail Carrier2014-10-29
Gangfa, an ordinary postman, was awarded the title of the "Best Mail Carrier" at the award ceremony of the "Campaign to Select 10 Best Mail Carriers" on October 9 in Beijing. [China Post]

Gangfa, an ordinary postman, was awarded the title of the "Best Mail Carrier" at the award ceremony of the "Campaign to Select 10 Best Mail Carriers" on October 9 in Beijing.

Gangfa was the only postman of the Lhoba ethnic minority awarded at the ceremony, hailing from Lhunze County in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

With a total population of 32,100 and an area of 9,894 square kilometers, Lhunze County has an average elevation of 3,900 meters, which makes it prone to natural disasters such as snowstorms, hail and drought throughout the year.

The only way to reach Lhabhang Monastery, a destination on Gangfa's delivery route, is via a winding mountain road surrounded by cliffs.

In order to deliver the post to border troops, Gangfa walks 18 kilometers more every day.

Active in events that aim to preserve Lhoba culture, Gangfa has become the spokesperson of the Lhoba ethnic group with only 3,000 members.

The "Campaign to Select 10 Best Mail Carriers" attracted extensive attention from media.

(China Post)

Gangfa: The Best Mail Carrier
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Gangfa, an ordinary postman, was awarded the title of the "Best Mail Carrier" at the award ceremony of the "Campaign to Select 10 Best Mail Carriers" on October 9 in Beijing. [China Post]

Gangfa, an ordinary postman, was awarded the title of the "Best Mail Carrier" at the award ceremony of the "Campaign to Select 10 Best Mail Carriers" on October 9 in Beijing.

Gangfa was the only postman of the Lhoba ethnic minority awarded at the ceremony, hailing from Lhunze County in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

With a total population of 32,100 and an area of 9,894 square kilometers, Lhunze County has an average elevation of 3,900 meters, which makes it prone to natural disasters such as snowstorms, hail and drought throughout the year.

The only way to reach Lhabhang Monastery, a destination on Gangfa's delivery route, is via a winding mountain road surrounded by cliffs.

In order to deliver the post to border troops, Gangfa walks 18 kilometers more every day.

Active in events that aim to preserve Lhoba culture, Gangfa has become the spokesperson of the Lhoba ethnic group with only 3,000 members.

The "Campaign to Select 10 Best Mail Carriers" attracted extensive attention from media.

(China Post)

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