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.[1][2] 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.

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National Highway 315
Route information
Length3,063 km (1,903 mi)
Major junctions
FromXining, Qinghai
ToKashi, Xinjiang
Highway system
China National Highways

Route and distanceEdit

Route and distance
City Distance (km)
Xining, Qinghai 0
Huangyuan, Qinghai 49
Haiyan, Qinghai 88
Gangca, Qinghai 199
Tianjun, Qinghai 315
Ulan, Qinghai 398
Delingha, Qinghai 548
Ruoqiang, Xinjiang 1555
Qiemo, Xinjiang 1926
Niya County (Minfeng), Xinjiang 2241
Keriya County (Yutian), Xinjiang 2357
Qira County, Xinjiang 2440
Lop County, Xinjiang 2509
Hotan, Xinjiang 2528
Karakax County (Moyu), Xinjiang 2554
Pishan County, Xinjiang 2719
Kargilik Town (Yecheng), Xinjiang 2807
Poskam (Zepu), Xinjiang 2844
Shache, Xinjiang 2871
Yengisar, Xinjiang 2994
Shule County, Xinjiang 3053
Kashgar (Kashi), Xinjiang 3063


Hotan Prefecture (Mingfeng-Hotan-Pishan), XinjiangEdit

Kashgar Prefecture (Yarkand-Yengisar-Kashgar), XinjiangEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ 国家干线公路查询表(in Chinese)

External linksEdit