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Qinghai-Tibet Highway and Qinghai-Tibet Railway

The construction of Qinghai-Tibet Highway, from the Xining City, Qinghai Province to Lhasa City, Tibet Autonomous Region, was commenced in 1950 and it was open to traffic in 1954. It is the highest and longest asphalt road in the world, and also the safest to Tibet with the shortest mileage and best road condition.

From Xining, Qinghai in the east to Lhasa in the west, with overall total length of 1,956km, Qinghai-Tibet Railway was constructed and officially opened to traffic on July 1, 2006. It is the highest and longest railway on plateau in the world, and is called "Road to Heaven". It runs through the area at an altitude of over 4,000m for 960km. It climbs the Mount Kunlun and Tanggula Mountain, and goes through 550km of continuous permafrost, of which 90km is within the park.

Qinghai-Tibet Highway and Railway

 

Sancha River Bridge

Sancha River Bridge is located 15km from Naij Tal and 3,800m above sea level. The bridge could be seen as a classic viaduct of Qinghai-Tibet Railway. The gleaming bridge stands out on the vigorous and firm plateau, like a holy hada under blue sky, elegant and magnificant. The bridge is 690.19m long, with 20 piers in total and a height of 54.1 m. The construction of Sancha River Bridge creates a miracle in the world, which accumulates experience for the construction of Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

Sancha River Bridge

 

Mount Kunlun Railway Tunnel 

At an altitude of 4,767m and a total length of 686m, , Mount Kunlun tunnel is the longest " in the frozen area" in the world. The local annual average temperature is - 3.6el The tunnel has complex geomorphological and harsh natural conditions. The tunnel passes through many fault zones. Thick-layer underground ice and the rocky deposit are found at the entrance and the exit, respectively, and the bedrock interpermafrost water and the solifluction in the middle, for which the tunnel is called a "kaleidoscope" for plateau geology.

Mount Kunlun tunnel

 

Kunlun Cultural Steles

Kunlun Cultural Steles is located at the Kunlun Mountain Pass, and consists of over 30 steles carved with the Kunlun myths, legends and famous poems.

The basic inscription praises the Mount Kunlun and describes the feeling of climbing up Mount Kunlun, including the Ode To Mount Kunlun by Marshal Chen Yi when passing the Kunlun Mountain Pass in June 1956. He wrote: "The continuous peaks do not exist out of the peak, and the mountains are hard to be found out of the mountain. The mountain is huge and high without obstacle, and the plateau is plat everywhere ". Du Qing was also filled with the admiration for Mount Kunlun and wrote: "I only love the splendid charm of Mount Kunlun, and I will rapidly go through the boundless and huge Yongban." The worship of Mount Kunlun is the keynote of many writings in the steles.

Kunlun Cultural Steles

 

Kunlun Mountain Pass

Kunlun Mountain Pass is the south gate of the Geopark, at an altitude of 4,767m, and is the throat for Qinghai-Tibet Highway and Qinghai-Tibet Railway running through Mount Kunlun, and where Marshal Chen Yi drove to Tibet Lhasa to congratulate the establishment of Preparatory Committee of Tibet Autonomous Region and to sing "Mount Kunlun owns great courage and does not obtain the great reputation by virtue of gully, drives the rivers toward the sea in the east, and controls the Five Mountains" in April 1956. The vast upland plain of the Yangtze River and the Hoh Xil internal flow mountain plateau are located in the south of mountain pass. The vast tiered Kunlun at the north of mountain pass arrives in the Qaidam Basin. You could appreciate the charm of Mount Kunlun, and experience the magnanimousness of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau as well as the broad and profound artistic glamour of Mount Kunlun Global Geopark.

Kunlun Mountain Pass

 

Monument of the martyr Jason Sonam Dargye

Monument of the martyr Jason Sonam Dargye was set to commemorate the government official Jason Sonam Dargye. The monument stands near Qinghai-Tibet Highway of Kunlun Mountain Pass. With a height of 5.8m, the monument is inscribed with the deed of the martyr in the front, and the life story of Jason in Tibetan and Chinese in the back.

Monument of the martyr Jason Sonam Dargye

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