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The Qinghai-Xizang Plateau

Unforgettable Journey on the Roof of the World

The “Sky Way” refers to the Qinghai-Xizang Railway, which starts in Xining, Qinghai Province, winds through Golmud, the Kunlun Mountains pass, the bank of the Tuotuo River, then climbs over Tanggula Pass, before entering Amdo, Nagqu, Damxung, Yambajan and finally Lhasa in the Xizang Autonomous Region. Extending 1,956 kilometers, the Qinghai-Xizang Railway is a major access route into Xizang. Known as the “Sky Way”, it is the world’s highest plateau railway with the greatest length on frozen ground. As a milestone in the global history of railway construction, it was listed as one of the “Global Century Projects” in September, 2013.

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