Roof of the World

Epithet for the mountainous interior of Asia / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Roof of the World or Top of the World is a metaphoric epithet or phrase used to describe the high region in the world, also known as High Asia. The term usually refers to the mountainous interior of Asia, including the Pamirs, the Himalayas, the Tibetan Plateau, the Tian Shan, and the Altai Mountains.

Physical map of Central Asia from the Caucasus in the northwest, to Mongolia in the northeast.