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Pioneering Train at a Plateau 6,000m above Sea Level

Posted July. 14, 2005 02:07,   


The Tanggula Mountain Range in Tibet, a 6,000m plateau, has refused humans with its thin air, sub-zero temperature, blizzards, hails, and sandstorms. However, the Qinghai-Tibet Railroad is now being constructed there. It is a project that represents western China’s development, and out of its 1,142km length, an amazing 960km will be 4,000m above sea level. A mountain’s icecap shows the behind the scenes of the construction.

Dae-Yeon Won yeon72@donga.com