Qinghai-Tibet Highway [Photo/VCG]
Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, is the largest highway hubs of Tibet to where there are many accomplished highways that connect, such as the Qinghai-Tibet Highway, Sichuan-Tibet Highway, Yunnan-Tibet Highway and Xinjiang-Tibet Highway.
The Sichuan-Tibet Highway is probably the most dangerous road in the world, but also the road with the most beautiful scenery. It is the first road ever to pass cars between Tibet and the inland areas. The highway starts from Chengdu in Sichuan and ends in Lhasa. It is the longest highway in China with a length of 2,432 kilometers.
The Yunnan-Tibet Highway, completed in 1974, has a total length of 714 kilometers. It meets the southern section of Sichuan-Tibet Highway, and is the only highway to enter Tibet with the lowest elevation.
The Qinghai-Tibet Highway, starts from Xining, Qinghai province, and ends in Lhasa, is the highest and longest asphalt highway in the world. It is also the safest road with shortest mileage to Tibet.
The Xinjiang-Tibet highway starts from Yecheng county, Xinjiang to Lhasa, covering 2,743 km. There is no shuttle bus that goes directly from Xinjiang to Tibet.