Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon
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Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon

Update: Jan. 7th, 2013

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon along Yarlung Zangbo River in Tibet, China is regarded as the deepest canyon in the world. There are four rare waterfalls in the depopulated core of the canyon. Some of the waterfalls have a height difference of 30-50 meters. Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon has 9 vertical natural zones, from ice and snow zone on the plateau to the tropical monsoon forest in the deep valley. It is also rich in animals and plants resources.

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon - Brief Introduction

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon was announced as the deepest canyon in the world in 1992. The sharp contrast between the towering mountains and deep valleys here made it the most magnificent canyon in the world.

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is the biggest vapor passage on Qinghai -Tibet Plateau. Affected by the warm and wet flow of Indian Ocean, the annual precipitation at southern reaches and northern reaches of Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon reaches 4000 millimeters and 1500-2000 millimeters respectively. Hence the Grand Canyon area is very wet and is covered with very dense forests. The Grand Canyon has the richest biodiversity species.

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is formed by the movement of the Himalayas and the rush of the rivers, according to research and investigation. It wins attractions around the world not only for it tops in the depth and width, but also for its rich scientific connotation and precious resources. It has the most abundant hydro-energy, rare biological resources and ancient species of plants and animals on the verge of extinction.

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon - Climate

Under the influence of the warm and wet flow of Indian Ocean, the largest precipitation zone in the world is formed at southwestern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau with the help of Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon. The annual precipitation here reaches 4500-11060 millimeters. The Grand Canyon stores enormous hydro-energy. The Grand Canyon made the tropical climatic zone five latitudes toward the north. It also promoted the formation of the giant oceanic glaciers.

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon provides a natural shelter for the ancient species of plants and animals on the verge of extinction since it formed a complete natural vertical zones. From the top of the mountains to the deep valley, complete climatic zones distributed here vertically from ice and snow zones to tropical monsoon forest zone.

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon - Biological Resources

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is of the richest biological resources in Tibet Autonomous Region. There are more than 3500 species of vascular bundle plants, among which over 1000 species of those plants are of big value. These valuable plants could be divided into medicinal plants, oil plants, textile plants and so on.

Various species of animals also inhabited in the dense forests, bushes and meadows of Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon. There is a lot of animals are listed as the key state protective animals, including the fury animals (such as the otter, the stone marten, snow leopard, stoat, red panda and so on), the medicinal animals (such as the musk deer, the Asiatic black bear, flying squirrel, king cobra and so on), and the ornamental animals (such as the satyr trogopan, moustached parakeet, lady amherst's pheasant, boa, antelope and so on).

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