The Qinghai-Tibet Railway

ElyaDatabase ID Number: M079

Creator: Junting Chen ’22 Interdepartmental Program

This map shows how the major sightseeing points are situated along the Qinghai-Tibet railway and other roads in Qinghai province and Tibet Autonomy Region. Overall, the map elaborates the Qinghai-Tibet railway serves as the main entrance for the outsiders who want to go to Tibet. Among those who go to Tibet, most are tourists. The railway provide the convenient and economical access to the remote and mysterious region. The map also indicates the urban expansion of the capital of Tibet, Lhasa. The darker green area represents the urban area in the late 20th century, and the lighter green shows the outward expansion since 21st century.

Cite This Work :

Junting Chen, “The Qinghai-Tibet Railway.” Scale: 1:70,000. In Elya J. Zhang, ed., Mapping History Series. <> (accessed May 27, 2022).

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