Amazing Facts Revealed About Asia's Longest Road – Must Know!

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Some might immediately think of the Additional Highway 1, but no, what we mean is the Asian Highway. The highway runs through 10 plus countries, making it the longest highway in Asia.

Also Read: 10 Longest Highways In India

So how far does the AH-1 Highway stretch? Where does it start and end? Does it pass through India? You would be surprised. Let's take a look at some interesting facts.

The Asian Highway (AH) 1 starts from Tokyo, Japan and ends in Istanbul, Turkey.

The total distance of the highway section is 20,557 kilometres or 12,774 miles.

The 1,200 kilometre section of the AH-1 in Japan was added in 2003. It runs along 11 tolled expressways in Japan.

The AH-1 starts in Japan and goes across countries like Korea, China, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran to the border between Turkey and Bulgaria, west of Istanbul.

In India, The AH-1 travels through places like Imphal, Kohima, Dimapur, Nagaon, Jorabat (Guwahati), Shillong, Dawki, Sylhet, Dhaka, Kolkata, and Kanpur.

This also means that one of India's favourite holiday destination, Thailand is now accessible by road. That sure is good news for many holiday goers.

The route AH1 is also marked as E80 in Turkey, which is the European route that carries on to Dubrovnik, Pescara, Rome, Valladolid, Salamanca, and finally on to Lisbon.

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Story first published: Thursday, April 21, 2016, 18:32 [IST]
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