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The Dzungarian Gate 1 location map

The Dzungarian Gate 1

The Dzungarian Gate is a pass between China and Kazakhstan dividing the Alatau mountain range. It has been an important trade route in ancient times between central and east Asia. Several endorheic lakes can be seen on both sides of the pass. In the near foreground there are the snow covered peaks of the Tian Shan.

View: The Dzungarian Gate 1
Location: Lon 84.698°
Lat 42.549°
Altitude: 59 km
Direction: 320°
Camera Angle: 30°
User Rating: 2.7
Location Map:    Visible Topography
The Dzungarian Gate 1 location map
The Dzungarian Gate 1

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Visitor comments:

by chip thornton from United States posted on Mon Jun 5 2006 15:04:01
Magnificient photo of the pass-I set the "Russia to China" one as my wallpaper (hope thats OK). Would love to see more images of areas from the Mongolian Altai down into the Lake Issyk Kul/Lake Balkhash region and along the Tien Shan down into Uzbekistan. This was a classic invasion route for the Nomads and I'm researching the area.

Again, great shot.

Best Regards,


Chip Thornton
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