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Karakoram Highway: Road of China-Pakistan friendship

2017-08-03 10:16 ChineseTime

Karakoram Highway Road of China-Pakistan friendship
A truck runs along the Karakoram Highway before the Karakorum Mountain range near Tashkurgan, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, June 27, 2017. The highway stretches over 1,200 kilometers through the Karakoram Mountain, connecting Pakistan and Kashgar in Xinjiang. It's also known as China-Pakistan Friendship Highway. [Photo/VCG]


A documentary on the Karakoram Highway broadcast recently on YouTube has amazed the internet users around the world. Here we take you up close to this "high road", a mega project that exemplifies the friendship between China and Pakistan.

这条公路全程越1,260公里,主要连接新疆与巴基斯坦,是全世界海拔最高的公路,道路狭窄险峻,途中还有深渊和峭壁,地势险恶之余由于高海拔所以空气稀薄,因此在这条公路上行驶不仅要和险峻的道路作斗争,还要时刻承受着高原反应带来的头疼欲裂。

喀喇昆仑高速公路(又称中巴公路)虽然被称作高速路,但在这里你却看不到普通高速路上应有的分道线和界标。沿着喀喇昆仑公路一线,喜马拉雅山、喀喇昆仑山、帕米尔高原和兴都库什山以及一些著名的冰川都被收入眼帘。从平原到贫瘠的山地,从怪石嶙峋的峡谷到被雪山围绕的村庄,从高原湖泊、河流到沙漠,喀喇昆仑公路所经地区景色变换无穷。它是世界上海拔最高的跨越边境的道路。

Karakoram Highway Road of China-Pakistan friendship
A woman herds two goats near one section of the Karakoram Highway in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, June 27, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

Karakoram Highway Road of China-Pakistan friendship
A photo taken on June 27, 2017, shows the Karakoram Highway near Tashkurgan in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. [Photo/VCG]

Karakoram Highway Road of China-Pakistan friendship
A woman collects water from the Karakul Lake next to the Karakoram Highway, near Tashkurgan in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, June 28, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

Karakoram Highway Road of China-Pakistan friendship
Trucks run along the Karakoram Highway near Tashkurgan in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, June 28, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

Karakoram Highway Road of China-Pakistan friendship
Three tourists visit a lake next to the Karakoram Highway near Tashkurgan in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. [Photo/VCG]

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