Comprehensive tourist information about the rooftop Qinghai-Tibet railway:
Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the world's highest railway, extends 1956 kilometers from Xining to Lhasa. About 960 kilometers of the line is more that 4,000 meters above sea level and the highest point is 5,072 meters, at least 200 meters higher than the Peruvian Railway, which was the highest track in the world. The railway was commissioned on July 1 2006. read more
Scenery along the Qinghai-Tibet railway is stunningly beautiful, with vast grasslands, crystal clear alpine lakes, deep gorges, snow-capped mountains and much more.
For centuries, Qinghai and Tibet have been regarded as some of the most inaccessible areas for tourists. In the past this remote inhospitable highland was only by accessible by air travel or over rough highways which prevented many lovers of Tibet from experiencing this area. The opening of the Qinghai-Tibet ends this situation. Trains to Tibet provide more choices and convenience to travelers who want to explore the mystical highland of Tibet.
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