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Tian Shan

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The Tian Shan (Chinese: 天山; Pinyin: Tiān Shān; celestial mountains), also spelled Tien Shan, is a mountain range located in Central Asia, to the north and west of the Taklamakan Desert in the border region of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of western China. In the south it links up with the Pamir.

The highest peak in the Tian Shan is Pik Pobedy (Victory Peak) which, at 7,439 m or 24,408 ft, is also the highest point in Kyrgyzstan and is on the border of China. The Tian Shan's second highest peak, Khan Tengri (Lord of the Spirits), at 7,010 meters, straddles the Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border.

The Torugart Pass, 3,752 m or 12,310 ft high, is located at the border between Kyrgyzstan and China's Xinjiang province.

The major rivers rising in the Tian Shan are the Syr Darya and the Tarim river.de:Tienschan es:Tian Shan ja:天山山脈 nl:Tiensjan no:Tian Shan pl:Tien-szan ru:Тянь-Шань vi:Thin Sơn uk:Тянь-Шань zh:天山山脉

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