China National Highway 315
Constructed in 1954, the Qinghai-Xinjiang Highway, also known as the China National Highway 315 (G315) runs west from Xining, Qinghai towards Kashgar, Xinjiang. It is 3,063 kilometres (1,903 mi) in length. In 1994 the departments of communication and transportation in Qinghai and Xinjiang began the process of updating the highway. In the west it follows the desert Qaidam Basin south of the traditional Silk Road, crosses the Altyn-Tagh into Xinjiang, and then follows the south side of the Tarim Basin to Kashgar.
|Length||3,063 km (1,903 mi)|
|China National Highways|
Route and distanceEdit
|Route and distance|
Hotan Prefecture (Mingfeng-Hotan-Pishan), XinjiangEdit
Kashgar Prefecture (Yarkand-Yengisar-Kashgar), XinjiangEdit
A roadside knife shop in Yengisar, Xinjiang
- United States; Foreign Broadcast Information Service (8 April 1994). "The Daily Report: China" (Microfiche) (068). National Technical Information Service. Foreign Broadcast Information Service. pp. 49–50.
Built in 1954, the 2,728-kilometer highway starts from Xining City, capital of the Qinghai Province, and runs to Shache [as received] in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- 国家干线公路查询表(in Chinese)
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