Qinghai Transportation

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G315
G315 is a national highway, built from Xining, the capital city of Qinghai Province, to Kaxqar, a city of Xinjiang, with the distance of 3,063 km. It is the arterial highway to the southern part of Xinjiang from Qinghai. Having been built for 4 years, it cost 12 billion dollars in all, becoming the largest project of Qinghai Province in 2005. The highway crosses 20 cities and counties of two provinces, such as Huangyuan, Haiyan, Gangcha and Ruoqiang and so on.
 
G109
G109 is also a national highway, built from Beijing, the capital of China, to Ihasa, capital city of Tibet in west China, with a distance of 3,901 km. It crosses 8 provinces, like Beijing, Hebei, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, etc. The distance in Qinghai Province is 1,200 km, crossing Minhe, Ledu, Ping’an, Xining, Huangyuan, and some other places.
 
Qinghai-Tibet Railway
The Qinghai-Tibet Railway is the world’s longest and highest elevation railway. The highest point of the railway is 5,072 meters, built on Danggula Mountain. There are about 960 km of the railway built over 4000 meters height above sea-level and 550 km built in permafrost areas. Many foreign media evaluate that it is the most difficult railway project in the history and can be matched with the Great Wall.
 
With the success of this 1,142 km long railway from Golmud to Lhasa, the development history of China has opened a new chapter. The Chinese people have created wonders in “the roof the world”.
 
Qinghai-Tibet Highway
Qinghai-Tibet Highway is one of the highest elevation highways in the world. It starts from Golmud, the second city of Qinghai Province, across four famous mountains, like Mt. Kunlun (4,700 m), Mt. Fenghuo (4,800 m), Mt. Danggula (5,150) and Mt. Nyainqentanglha, three rivers, Tongtian, Tuotuo, Chumaer rivers. The average elevation is 4,500 m.
 
It is the world’s first highway in the high-cold frozen earth areas to use mineral pitch. Therefore, it is called “The Suez Canal on the roof of the world”. It bears 80% of transportations to Tibet and has significant economic values.
 
Xining Airport
Xining Caojiabao Airport is a very important transport hub in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It was built on December 1991, situated in Huzhu County with an elevation of 2,178 m. Now, it has flights to more than 20 cities over the country, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi’an, etc. It develops well with the rapid development of Qinghai economy and tourism.

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