Never one to shy away from a world record, no matter how meaningless, China is already bragging about constructing the world’s highest ring road around the Tibet capital of Lhasa.
Have 2 hours to kill during your stay in Lhasa? Why not spend them driving around on a 100km long ring road that will traverse through 7 tunnels and 27 bridges as it circles the city with an elevation of over 3,600 meters.
The road is expected to open sometime in June, so book your trips now.
Thanks to its many sprawling metropolises, China loves nothing more than building a good ring road to maintain a semblance of order around the urban chaos. Tianjin has three of them, Shanghai has four, and Beijing has a whopping six ring roads. Beijing’s Sixth Ring Road is approximately 220km long.
Lhasa’s new ring road is expected to ease traffic congestion within the growing city and contribute further to Tibet’s glorious “golden age.”
[Images via China Daily]
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