List of extreme points of China

This is a list of the extreme points of China, compared both globally and within the country.

Global extreme points in China


Highest attainable by transportation

The following are all located partially or completely in the Tibet Autonomous Region.

  • Road (mountain pass): Possibly Semo La 5,565 m (18,258 ft), depending on definition of "attainable by transportation". There may be higher motorable passes in Tibet in areas affected by lack of information and restricted access. See Khardung La, 5,359 m (17,582 ft) for more information.
  • Train: Tanggula Mountain Pass, in the Tanggula Mountains, on the Qinghai–Tibet border 5,072 m (16,640 ft)
  • Airport: Daocheng Yading Airport, Sichuan province 4,411 metres (14,472 ft)[1]

Highest geographical features

The following are all located partially or completely in the Tibet Autonomous Region.


Country extreme points


Latitude and longitude


Totality of the territory

Railway stations

. On 19 December 2012, China extended rail service eastwards to Fuyuan, 17 hours northeast of Harbin. Latitude: 48.3639° Longitude: 134.2939°

See also


  1. ^ "China opens world's highest civilian airport". Retrieved 2013-09-16.
  2. ^ "The Highest Lake in the World". Retrieved 2007-09-07.
  3. ^ "The Mystery of World's highest river and largest Canyon". Archived from the original on September 21, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-07.
  4. ^ "Island Superlatives". Retrieved 2007-09-07.
Semo La

Semo La (Chinese: 桑木拉大坂) is a mountain pass situated in Coqên County, Ngari Prefecture in the central part of Tibet and gives access to the Changtang region. It is found on the so-called Northern Route, north of Raka and south of Town of Coqên in Central Tibet. Travellers use this route as an alternative access route to western Tibet and Mount Kailash, especially when mud makes access by the more southern route difficult.The road crossing the pass was once an old unsurfaced track travelled only by a weekly bus and trucks heading west to avoid the boggy parts of the south of the country. The construction of paved road through the pass, Tibet Provincial Road S206, was finished in late 2015.

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