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Arch on the pass Torugart.

Hiking trip to Tash-Rabat caravanserai.

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” 

Augustine of Hippo.

Trip from Naryn to Torugart Pass.

On the pass Torugart on the Chinese side to 2002 there was the 15th meter arch which symbolized gate for entrance and departure from China. The arch was constructed by military builders of border troops of the Soviet Union in the 70th years of last century.
During small movement of sites of border between the states the arch came over to the Chinese side. The arch was a pass symbol Torugart and was a local sight at frontier guards and tourists. By the beginning of 2000 the arch tilted on one party, in the neighborhood of an arch was the boggy area in the neighborhood of the pass.
In August, 2002 the Chinese leaders made the decision to blow up an arch, the arch was destroyed.

Arch on the pass Torugart.Arch on the pass Torugart.

Author and photos
Alexander Petrov.