Hoh Xil World Heritage Site

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Qinghai Hoh Xil
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Hoh Xil in August
LocationQinghai
CriteriaNatural: (vii)(x)
Reference1540
Inscription2017 (41st session)
Area3,735,632 ha (9,230,950 acres)
Buffer zone2,290,904 ha (5,660,950 acres)
Coordinates35°22′49″N 92°26′21″E / 35.38028°N 92.43917°E / 35.38028; 92.43917Coordinates: 35°22′49″N 92°26′21″E / 35.38028°N 92.43917°E / 35.38028; 92.43917
Hoh Xil is located in Qinghai
Hoh Xil
Location in Qinghai
Hoh Xil
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese可可西里
Traditional Chinese可可西里
Literal meaningBlue ridge (in Mongolic)
Tibetan-origin name
Simplified Chinese阿卿贡嘉
Traditional Chinese阿卿貢嘉
Literal meaningLord of ten thousand mountains
Tibetan name
Tibetanཧོ་ཧོ་ཞི་ལི
ཨ་ཆེན་གངས་རྒྱལ
Mongolian name
Mongolian CyrillicХөх шил
Mongolian scriptᠬᠥᠬᠡ ᠰᠢᠯ

Hoh Xil or Kekexili, (Mongolian for "Blue Ridge", also Aqênganggyai for "Lord of Ten Thousand Mountains"), is an isolated region in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. On July 7, 2017, the Hoh Xil in Qinghai was listed among the World Heritage Sites as "the largest and highest plateau in the world".[1]


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