China National Highway 217 (G217)

G217 is a Chinese remote paved road

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 from 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 near Hotan (also called Khotan), the seat of Hotan Prefecture in southwestern Xinjiang.
Pic: Chinese bridge


NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.