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Karakoram Highway/Silk Rout Pakistan

Karakoram Highway/Silk Rout Pakistan

Karakoram Highway/Silk Rout Pakistan

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Karakoram Highway/Silk Rout Pakistan

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Page By: Karrar Haidri

Created/Edited: Oct 2, 2008 / Nov 19, 2008

Object ID: 448623

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Karakoram Highway

Karakoram is a Turkish language it means 'crumbling rock' is an incredible feat of engineering.The original track started from Xian in China, Karakoram highway, connecting the Northern Areas of Pakistan to the ancient Silk Road, runs approximately 1,300 km from Kashgar, to Havelian, located in the Abbottabad District of Pakistan.
As it became popular, the route was used by the invaders, raiders, explorers, hunters, missionaries and philosophers.Buddhism, Islam and Christianity came to this region through the Silk Route. The road has also given mountaineers and trekkers easier access to the many high mountains in the area. High mountain ranges and glaciers are visible from the road, which also passes through green valleys of great natural beauty. Rock art and petroglyphs are found all along the road.
The Silk Road construction started from 1966 and completed in 1978(20 years)During construction 810 Pakistani and 82 Chinese workers lost their lives, mostly in landslides and falls, while building the Karakoram Highway.



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AfzalNice Album!


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Nice Album, Please add some new photos and information about KKH. Thanks
Posted Oct 2, 2008 5:50 am

Karrar HaidriRe: Nice Album!

Karrar Haidri

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Thanks Afzal for your kind comments, Yes I will add more pictures and information.
Posted Oct 2, 2008 1:56 pm



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What is the elevation of the highest point on the highway?
Posted Oct 2, 2008 9:06 am

Karrar HaidriRe: Highest

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Thanks for your vote Nader.The highest point is Khunjerab Pass (4800m, 15,750ft)near Hunza also the international border between China and Pakistan.
Posted Oct 2, 2008 2:11 pm

EleutherosThanks for posting!


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I never got any good shots of the Silk Route, despite taking coasters and buses from Pindi to Gilgit 4 times.
Posted Dec 28, 2008 1:20 pm

Karrar HaidriRe: Thanks for posting!

Karrar Haidri

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Thanks for your sharing your views and vote!Cheers.
Posted Dec 29, 2008 8:36 am

drshahidiqbalGood Job


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Uou have very good photos. KKH is 8th wonder of world.Plz keep more photos
Posted Dec 30, 2008 11:02 am

Karrar HaidriRe: Good Job

Karrar Haidri

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Thank you doctor sahib for sharing your nice comments to this album, Yes you are right that KKH is 8th wornder of the world.
In this summer 2008 Widening and expansion work of the 335km Karakurum Highway (KKH) started from Khunjerab (Pakistan China border).The $510 million worth highway is expected to be completed by 2011.
Posted Dec 30, 2008 12:44 pm

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