Tibet Train Tours – Tanggula Railway Station
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Tibet Train Tours – Tanggula Railway Station

Update: Nov. 1st, 2012

Tibet Train Tours – Tanggula Railway Station

Tourists join the Tibet train tours could enjoy the amazing natural landscapes along Qinghai-Tibet Railway. The noted Qinghai Lake, Hoh Xil Natural Reserve, Tuotuo River and some other places along the railway leading toward Lhasa enjoy high reputation among tourists.

Noted as the highest railway station above the sea level, Tanggula Railway Station has become one of the most attractive sceneries along Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Tourists join the Tibet train tours would have the chance to appreciate the real appearance of the mysterious railway station.

Tanggula Railway Station is located in Ando County of Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet. It was put into operation on July 1st, 2006. It is the highest railway station with an altitude of 5068.63 meters along Qinghai-Tibet Railway. It has been the highest railway station above the sea level instead of Cóndor Station in Bolivia. It is less than 1 kilometer away from the highest point of Qinghai-Tibet Railway – the highest railway above the sea level.

Tourists planning a Tibet train tour would find that Tanggula Railway Station looks like a crown placed on the earth. It covers an area of 77002 square meters with a length of 1250 meters. The construction of the station is mainly characterized by traditional Tibetan architectural style.

Tourists could enjoy the most amazing plateau landscape at Tanggula Railway Station. Tourists here could take an overview of the snow-capped Gela-Dandong Mountain – the highest peak of Tanggula Mountains. It is also a good place for photographing the natural landscape of the "Roof of the World".

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