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Highest Plateau


The highest plateau in the world is China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau with an average height of 4,500 meters above sea level. The Himalayan Mountain is located in southern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and its highest peak, Mount Qomolangma (or Mount Everest) is 8,848.13 meters above sea level. It is the highest peak in the world.

As the highest plateau on earth, the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, situated in southwest China, is known as the "roof of the world". Besides, it is also the largest plateau in China, covering 2.5 million square kilometers, or nearly a quarter of the national total land area. Surrounded and traversed by several mountain ranges, the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is where many of China's major rivers originate. Boasting over 1,000 lakes, it is also a plateau with the most lakes worldwide, including the Qinghai Lake -- China's largest saltwater lake.

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