BEIJING-LHASA RAIL. Part I Since the Foundation of the Republic of China has been the dream of having a national railway network that would unite all the provinces of China. For a long time, due to some hard obstacles, Tibet has remained the only province without access to the national railway network. It is said that the new train between Beijing and Lhasa, on the roof of the world in Tibet, is a selenaut. On 22 June 2006 took place the inaugural voyage of the railway that connects Qinghai province of China (capital city of Golmud) and the Tibet Autonomous Region (capital of Lhasa), crossing Tanggula Mountains (5072 m above sea level). The Beijing-Lhasa 4064 km is, of which 1.110 km are on the newly-built Qinghai-Tibet Railway. The train from Beijing to Lhasa sailing from July 1, 2006, achieving over in about 44 hours and has few stops on this route. The Qinghai-Tibet Railway is the highest railway in the world. The highest point lies at 5.072 m above sea level and the Tanggula railway station is located at 5.068 m, is the highest railway station in the world. Nearly half of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway is located more than 4,000 meters above sea level. About 550 kilometres of the railway is built on frozen earth. Keywords: railroad Beijing-Lhasa, Tibet, Lhasa’s capital, Potala Palace, superlatives Cuvinte cheie: calea ferată Beijing-Lhasa, Tibet, capitala Lhasa, palatul Potala, superlative

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