25 August 2021

World's highest expressway opens to traffic in China's Tibet.

The Lhasa-Nagqu expressway connecting Lhasa and Nagqu in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region opened to traffic on August 21, according to Tibet Autonomous Region Transportation Department. 

It is a section of the G6 Beijing-Lhasa expressway, with a total length of 295km and an average elevation of 4,500 meters, making it the world's highest expressway. 

It's the first expressway linking Lhasa, the capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region, and the northern Tibet grassland.  

The expressway passes through grasslands, snow mountains and wetlands, and connects picturesque scenic spots such as the Yangbajain geothermal hot spring and the Namtso Lake. 

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