Russia or China, where it is also the geographical center of Asia?
• Russia or China, where it is also the geographical center of Asia?
If you try to find on a map the geographic center of Asia, it will be in the capital of the Republic of Tuva in Kyzyl. Anyway, I am sure of the Russians. And the Chinese with this statement do not agree, and believe that in fact the geographical center of Asia is located in Xinjiang province near Urumqi. And although it is difficult to say exactly where the geographical center of a vast part of the world like Asia, and controversy about this can be carried out indefinitely, the disputing parties have done everything possible to this point is exactly on their territory.
Obelisk "Center of Asia" in Kyzyl.
Kyzyl is located at the confluence of the Big Yenisey (Bij-Hem) and Little Yenisey (Kaa-Khem) in the Republic of Tyva, Russia, about 3700 kilometers east of Moscow. Despite his fame, in Kyzyl quite difficult to get there. Here there are no direct flights from Moscow and there is no connection with the Trans-Siberian railway. The nearest major city is 400 km.
The monument in Tuva, indicating Asia cent.
Obelisk "Center of Asia" Center of Asia monument is located in the Tos-Bulak south of the city, a little below the confluence of the Big and Small Yenisei.
A previous version of the monument in Kyzyl.
For the first time a memorial sign was installed here in 1964, and in 2014 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Tuvan and Russian association on this place built a new obelisk, which looks like a sculpture of three lions holding a globe surmounted by a spire.
The sculptural ensemble of "Royal Hunt".
Also in 2014, near the obelisk in Kyzyl sculptural ensemble entitled "Royal Hunt" was opened in honor of the 100th anniversary of the unification of Tuva and Russia.
Another geographical center is located 700 km to the south, in the Chinese city called Yungfen, about 30 km from the city of Urumqi. In 1992, this place has been set as a grandiose monument to the 18-meter tower on four steel legs, oriented to the four cardinal. On all sides the monument looks like the letter "A", which symbolizes the word "Asia". At the top of the tower is installed a stylized globe, from which dangles a pendulum with a load in the shape of a heart, which may be the geographical center.
The geographical center of Asia in China.
Before the completion of the monument to this place in China it was marked by a simple wooden pole with the inscription "The geographical center of Asia."
In order to build a monument, a village that was originally located on the site, was transferred to a kilometer of the way. The new village is now known as the "Heart of Asia".
Monument "Geographical Center of Asia" in Yungfene