Saturday, July 01, 2006

Qinghai-Tibet Railway

(AP Photo / Xinhua, Chen Xie)
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency June 30, 2006 shows, a train runs along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway in the section of Golmud, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Wednesday, June 28, 2006. The whole line of the newly completed Qinghai-Tibet railway, the highest railroad in the world, is due to open to traffic on July 1, 2006.


AdSenseMaker said...

This railway line is highest and longest highland railway line in the world. After the Great Wall, this would be the next main reason to visit China. Don't forget to visit Tibet please.

Stardust said...

I would love to visit China and Tibet and see the beautiful and awesome sights there. Thanks for commenting!

L>T said...

very nice picture.
This was a controverial project, though. It was protested by many of the Tibetan people & people concerned with Tibet. They are very concerned with the numbers of Chinese people that will be moving to Tibet, also the environmental impact of the railway on their farmlands, etc...& the influx of investors. Not that the Tibetans could do much about it.

Stardust said...

l>t - Humans are intruding further and further into nature and eventually no place will be unmolested. I am sure that this will bring much more tourism to Tibet, but as with the Grand Canyon and other Natural Parks and Forests in the U.S., with tourists and an influx of settlers comes pollution and environmental damage. It's a shame. The scene in this picture is so beautiful...for now.