BBC Travel: A New Road to China for Ismailis Living in Afghanistan’s Inaccessible Wakhan Corridor

Once an isolated region barely touched by the hands of time, Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor stands on the brink of great change with the building of a new road linking it with China. Study map below and click on the map or HERE to read BBC’s new photo travel piece by Simon Urwin.

Wakhan Corridor Map University of Texas.
The Wakhan Corridor is an area of far north-eastern Afghanistan (or Badakhshan) which forms a land link or “corridor” between Afghanistan and China. The Corridor separates Tajikistan in the north from Pakistan in the south. Along with Mazar-e Sharif (Afghanistan), Dushanbe (Tajikistan’s capital) and Ishkashim (which borders Badakhshan of both Afghanistan/Tajikistan) which are all circled in red, the map also shows the Panj River. It is a tributary of the Amu Darya. The river is 1,125 km long and forms a considerable part of the Afghanistan – Tajikistan border. Map: Adapted from University of Texas. Annotated by Simerg. Please click on map for BBC article. Caption includes material from Wikipedia.

Date posted: July 3, 2021.


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2 thoughts on “BBC Travel: A New Road to China for Ismailis Living in Afghanistan’s Inaccessible Wakhan Corridor

  1. Thank you. Very nice to have learnt about the Wakhan Corridor of which I personally had no idea of its existence and beauty. Knowledge gained and thanks to you for posting on

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