AH1

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Asian Highway 1 shield
Asian Highway 1
Route information
Length20,557 km (12,774 mi)
Major junctions
East endTokyo, Japan 35°41′03″N 139°46′29″E / 35.68417°N 139.77472°E / 35.68417; 139.77472
West endKapıkule, Turkey 41°43′01″N 26°21′10″E / 41.71694°N 26.35278°E / 41.71694; 26.35278
Location
CountriesJapan, South Korea, North Korea, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey
Highway system
AH87 AH2

Asian Highway 1 (AH1) is the longest route of the Asian Highway Network, running 20,557 km (12,774 mi) from Tokyo, Japan via Korea, China, Southeast Asia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran to the border between Turkey and Bulgaria west of Istanbul where it joins end-on with European route E80, running all the way to Lisbon, Portugal.

Japan[edit]

AH1 at Nihonbashi, Tokyo, the "zero milepost" for measuring highway distances to Tokyo.

The 1200-kilometre[1] section in Japan was added to the system in November 2003.[2] It runs along the following tolled expressways:[3]

Camellia Line ferry to Busan, South Korea.

From Fukuoka, the Japan–Korea Undersea Tunnel has been proposed to provide a fixed crossing.

South Korea[edit]

Gyeongbu Expressway Built in Asian Highways 1 Sign

The section in South Korea mainly follows the Gyeongbu Expressway. The Highway Boundary of South and North Korea.

North Korea[edit]

China[edit]

Guangzhou - Hong Kong branch[edit]

Hong Kong SAR, China[edit]

Guangzhou - Hong Kong branch[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Hai Van Tunnel North Entrance

Cambodia[edit]

Thailand[edit]

Thai Myanmar Friendship Bridge

Myanmar[edit]

India (East)[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

N2 in Bangladesh

India (West)[edit]

Asean India car rally crossing AH1 at Numaligarh

Pakistan[edit]

Motorway M2, Lahore-Islamabad

Afghanistan[edit]

Iran[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Connection to E80[edit]

E80 across southern Europe and Turkey

The route AH1 is also marked as E80 in Turkey. The E80 continues in the E-road network from the border station at Kapitan Andreevo/Kapıkule to Sofia in Bulgaria, followed by E80 highways to Niš, Pristina, Dubrovnik, Pescara, Rome, Genoa, Nice, Toulouse, Burgos, Valladolid, Salamanca and finally Lisbon on the Atlantic Ocean.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 2003 Asian Highway Handbook Archived 2012-04-14 at the Wayback Machine, 2003, page 54
  2. ^ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 2003 Asian Highway Handbook Archived 2012-04-14 at the Wayback Machine, 2003, page 3
  3. ^ アジアハイウェイ標識の設置場所 (in Japanese). MLIT. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
  4. ^ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific,2003 Asian Highway Handbook Archived 2012-04-14 at the Wayback Machine, 2003, page 54 shows an aerial photo of the Yokohama Aoba Interchange, placing AH1 clearly on the Tomei Expressway rather than the other Tokyo-Nagoya expressway, the Chūō Expressway.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-10-13. Retrieved 2009-01-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)