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the high mountains runs from the river Jarkend, which forms the natural border to the Pamir, and/or. of the Karakorumpass (5,575 m and. NN), which represents the demarcation to the Karakorum, under others along the north border to the Chinese-autonomous area Tibet toward the east. It forms the border on approximately 2,500 km length to the high country of Tibet, the remaining eastern part is in the Chinese-autonomous area Xinjiang.
The Kunlun mountains essentially consist of the western Prschewalskigebirge, which pushes high country of Tibet , and which eastern Marco Polo mountains to the northern edge , which border on the same high country and push on the Südrand of the Qaidambeckens. From the Prschewalskigebirge branches toward northeast of the Nanshan . The eastern continuation is called Qinling beautiful.
exhibits mountains the mountain chain Kunlun over 200 summits of over 6.000 m. The highest mountains are:
- Ulug Muztag (7,723 m) * = 6973 m!
- Thing with (7,625 m) = Nebengipfel of the Kongur Tagh (Dongbei) in the Kashgar rank, not in the Kunlun!
- Muztag (7,282 m) * = 6638 m!
- Gozha Tsho (7,206 m) = 7167 m!
- Bukadaban Feng (6,860 m)
- Yuzhu beautiful (6,178 m)
- Malan (6,056 m)
- Tekiliktag (5,466 m)
(* not to verwechslen with the Muztagata
The soil-treasure-rich mountains are mostly a high mountain desert.
the mountains is well-known also in the Chinese mythology as daoistisches Paradies. The first delivered journey there undertook Mu Wang after the legend the king (1001 to 946 v. Chr.) from the Zhou dynasty. He discovered there allegedly the Jade - palace of the Huang those, the mythischen yellow emperor and met Xiwangmu, the royal nut/mother of the west, that had likewise there its mythologischen place of residence.