Wuersisan-Radome Road

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling the Wuersisan Radome Road

Located in the southwestern part of Hotan Prefecture of Xinjiang Autonomous Region, in China, the road from Wuersisan to Radome is one of the highest roads of the country.

The road is totally unpaved. It’s 277km (172 miles) long, running from Wuersisan to Radome. A 4x4 vehicle is required. The road is very steep, hitting a 13% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The road tops out at 5.570 m (18,274 ft) above the sea level. Due to the high elevations and exposure, the road is subject to strong winds and rapid weather changes. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson


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