File:Yarkand River in the Western Kunlun Shan, seen from the Tibet-Xinjiang highway.jpg

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Yarkand River in the Western Kunlun Shan, seen from the Tibet-Xinjiang highway

(Previously misidentified as Karakash River)
Date September 2004
Source Photo taken by Nick Kent-Basham in September 2004 while on a geological expedition from UC Davis
Author Originally uploaded to English Wikipedia by en:User:Nickckb20.
Camera location36° 27′ 01.8″ N, 77° 12′ 01.8″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMapinfo
The geographical information of this file was retrospectively estimated.
Chances are that this location is very imprecise.
Verifying and refining these coordinates is strongly encouraged.
Notes on location estimate
  • The exact location can be found in this YouTube vlog made by a group of Chinese cyclists in 2020:
    • Timestamp 2:19
    • Observe that in the photograph, the slope on the left has a bump 10-20 meters from the bottom. This is visible in the video at aforementioned timestamp.
    • In their previous vlog, the cyclists stayed at Mazar village (麻扎; Mazha) south of Mazar Pass and is traveling to Xaidulla.
    • The next landmark along the cyclists' journey that can be geographically identified "272道班" signage at timestamp 3:44. Signage means "The 272 Highway Maintenance Crew", where 272 is the kilometre marker along the G129 highway.
    • According to this blog, Mazar village is located at kilometre mark 241.
    • Thus this location must be located between 0 and 31 kilometres east of Mazar village.
  • Geographic features can be aligned in Google Earth
    • See this image for sketch
    • Photo has the appearance of a narrow defile
    • The highway (G219) run along on the left side of the view
    • Brush in the foreground with stream of water joining the river
  • River was misidentified as Karakash River. Based on location estimate, the river is Yarkand River.

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