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World's Highest Paved Highway That Connects Pakistan And Western China.

The beautiful and adventurous international road is called Korakoram Highway.It connects Pakistan and Western China.In Pakistan,you can also call it KKH or National Highway 35(N-35).When it crosses the borders to China,it is called the China-Pakistan friendship highway.It covers a distance of 1,300kilometres(887km in Pakistan and 413km in China).It extends from Hassan Abdal in Pakistan to Khunjerab pass which is the border point where it crosses to China and becomes China National Highway 314.It connects Pakistan provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa plus Gilgit-Baltistan with Xinjiang province in China.It is also part of Asiam Highway AH4.The road started in 1959 but after constructions it was opened to the public in 1986.

The highway is the highest paved international road in the world and the eighth wonder of the world.This is because it passes where mountain ranges meet at an elevation of 4,714metres.The two way all weather road has the highest boarder crossing in the world.It is a major beautiful scenery and a tourist attraction site.This is because it provides access to expeditions of peaks of some of the highest mountains in the world like Nanga mountain,largest glaciers in the world like Baltron, beautiful Rivers like Khunjerab river,lakes like L.Karakul in China and wonderful rock arts.The main challenge associated with the road is occurrence of landslides.

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Baltron China Khunjerab Korakoram Pakistan


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