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Karakoram Highway

The 8th wonder of the World

At a height of 15,397 ft. above sea level, the Karakoram Highway (KKH) is the highest paved international road. It is also considered as the 8th wonder of the world. The highway connects Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region to China’s Xinjiang region which is why it has also been nicknamed the ‘Friendship Highway’ in China.

The construction of the highway began in 1959 and was completed in 1979. It was opened to the public in 1986. Many Chinese and Pakistani workers lost their lives to the construction of this monument of a highway that people come to view. The beauty of the nature that can be seen from the highway and how the mountains were cut to reach such a height is beyond belief.