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Yarlong Tsangpo River

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Yarlong Tsangpo River, originating from a glacier on the north Himalayas, is the highest river on the earth with an average altitude of more than 4,000 meters. Running 2,057 kilometers in Tibet, it finally flows into India, where it is named as Brahmaputra. The river is the largest river in Tibet and the sixth longest in China. It makes a very sharp turn when it meets snow capped mountain Namcha Barwa, which soars 7,782 meters up to the sky and stays in clouds. The turn is so sharp that a great canyon larger and more spectacular than the Grand Canyon of Colorado River forms. The Great Canyon of Yarlong Tsangpo River's depth reaches 5,382 meters and it has a total length of 496.3 kilometers.
The newly discovered world largest canyon lies at the junction area of Himalayas, Hengduan Range and mountain Nyainqentanglha. The depopulated area covers 17,000 square kilometers having rich tourism resource. The great canyon has 17 snow clad peaks above 6,000 meters. However the river drops severely to 155 meters only at its end. Wet wind from India plain flows into the area and builds an Edan of plants and animals undisturbed.The complex and unique geographic and climate conditions provide Tibet a museum of wildlife.

Rare and unique plants and animals, existing only in this area on the earth, are well reserved. At the deepest of the great canyon, Menba and Luoba people live their primitive life on the purified land on the earth. Yarlong Tsangpo River is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in China. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of China.

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