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[Travel Guide] [Xinjiang] Geographic Center of Asian Continent [Copy link] 中文

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The “Centre of Asia”, the geographic Center of the Asian Continent was determined in 1992 to be located in the Baojia Caozi Village, Yongfeng town, Urumqi at the longitude 87°19’52” east and the latitude 43°40’37” north. It was determined with cooperation from a host of academic institutes worldwide, including: Xinjiang Institute of Geography, China Academia Sinica, academics from European Universities, cartographers and remote sensing researchers.

A symbol tower was built at the geographical centre. The tower stands 18 meters high, supported by four posts all in the shape of “A”, referring to the English word “ Asia”. Now there are several rural highways that run to the centre. The gate is a spatial grid structure and is about 20 meters high. There is also an Asian Center Square, which gathers totem crafts from the 49 Asian countries; stone statues, woodcarving and fiberglass carvings to name but a few. This area is the furthest place on earth away from any ocean, and this lends to this scientific monument an aura of natural mystique.

Admission: CNY 30
Address: Baojia Caozi Village, Yongfeng town, Urumqi
Transportation: take the bus from the Nan Shan suburb

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