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Xigaze

Shigatse officially Xigazê; (other spellings: Shikatse, Zhigatsey) is a county-level city and the second largest city in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of the People's Republic of China. In 2008, Shigatse had a population of 92,000, and is located about 250 km (160 mi) southwest of Lhasa and 90 km (56 mi) northwest of Gyantse.
 

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This is the highest railway in the world crossing 803km of frozen tundra by the time the xigaze extension is completed in 2014.



 
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