Fenghuoshan Tunnel

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A journey through the world's highest railway tunnel

The Fenghuoshan Tunnel (simplified Chinese: 风火山隧道; traditional Chinese: 風火山隧道; pinyin: Fēnghuǒshān Suìdào) is the highest railway tunnel in the world. It is 1,338 metres (4,390 feet) long, and stands 4,905 meters (16,093 feet) above sea level. It is part of the Qinghai–Tibet Railway, linking Qinghai and Tibet that was completed in 2006.[1][2][3][4][5]

The tunnel is located in the western, sparsely populated Zadoi County, Qinghai (the eastern edge of the Hoh Xil mountainous region between the Kunlun and Tanggula mountain ranges).

"Fenghuoshan" is Chinese for "Wind Volcano".

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  1. ^ Guardian Research; Lisha, Huang (20 September 2005). "The railway across the roof of the world". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tibet Train Tour". Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tibet Railway". Tibet Train Travel and Tours. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Highest Railways in the World". Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Railway Tunnels in China (9.999-3.000 m)". The World's longest Tunnel Page. 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 34°40′48.87″N 92°54′08.21″E / 34.6802417°N 92.9022806°E / 34.6802417; 92.9022806