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China National Highway 217 (G217) is an asphalted and lonely road with a length of 1,753 km (1,089 mi) located in southwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, northwest China.

This recent paved road starts in Altay (also known as Aletai), a county-level city in Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, in far northern Xinjiang. The road goes through the Taklamakan Desert (also known as Taklimakan and Teklimakan), one of the world's largest sandy wastes, bounded by the Kunlun Mountains to the south, the Pamir Mountains and Tian Shan (ancient Mount Imeon) to the west and north, and the Gobi Desert to the east.

  

After 1,753 km (1,089 mi) the road ends in Hotan (also called Khotan), the seat of Hotan Prefecture in southwestern Xinjiang.

 




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