Buzz Bits: A ‘High’ School


Phumachangtang, on the plateau of the Tibet autonomous region, is known to be the world’s highest town.

Its primary school, situated at 5, 373 meters above sea level.

It’s the closest of its kind to the sky. Unfathomably, (geddit?) it’s about 5,373 meters over sea level, which is 200 meters higher than the base camp of Mount Qomolangma, the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest in the West.

By Alan Gardner

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