China which is officially called the People’s Republic of China is the country with the biggest population in the world. It is located in the eastern part of Asia covering an estimated area of 3.7 square miles which makes it the second largest country by land area. It has a Communist government with Beijing as its capital. Since it has a vast land area it is also blessed with natural resources, which make it a good tourist destination. To give you an idea of what to find in China, here are the popular natural wonders to look for. You are invited to vote for the Seven Wonders of China here.
Kunlun Mountains, which is located in central Qinghai China, is one of the longest chains of mountains in Asia which extends to more than three thousand kilometers. It is believed to be the paradise of Taoism which was first visited by King Mu of the Zhou Dynasty according to legends. It is also connected with a number of various martial arts like Kulun Mountain Fist. Although the Kunlun Mountains receive rainwater, they are still supplied mainly by snows and glaciers. Since it is a mountain area, the average temperature in July is less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit and can even fall to negative 31 or even lower during winter. It is also characterized by cold, high winds in which the strongest is during autumn. The Kunlun Mountains is known to have been producing the highest quality of Jade which is called Kunlun Jade. Wild animals can also be found here like wild yak, Tibetan antelope, wild donkey, wild ass rock, wild goats, blue sheep, argali, and migratory water birds.
Yellow River also called as Huang He, is found in the western part of China. This is the second longest river in the country next to Yangtze River and the sixth from the longest in the world. It flows within the nine provinces in China which are Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Henan and Shandong and has a total basin area of 742, 443 km. It has been regarded as the “Cradle of Chinese civilization” since it is the birthplace of Chinese ancient civilization and the most abundant region during the early history of China.
Yangtze River, which also called Yangzi River is known to be the longest river in Asia and ranks third in the whole world. This river divides north and south China and its revenue is as much as 20 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. In this river, you will find a wide array of ecosystems, and it is a habitat for several species including the endangered species like dolphins, Chinese alligators, and sturgeon. The water is very useful to man since it’s being used for sanitation, irrigation, boundary-making, and transportation.
Lugu Lake is located in Yunnan province, and its middle stands as the border between Ninglang and Yanqing. Its elevation is at 2685 meters, which makes it the highest at Yunnan province. Its scenic view is surrounded by five islands, fourteen bays, mountains, four peninsulas and seventeen beaches. Musuo people call it with different names, which include “Mother Lake”, “The Kingdom of Women” and “Home of the Matriarchal Tribe” which all shows the important roles of women in society.
Guilin Mountains are located at the northeast part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous region, and it means “Forest of Sweet Osmanthus” due to the big number of fragrant and sweet osmanthus trees found in the city. Its elevation is at 153 meters and covers an area of 27, 809 square kilometers. If you love amazing sceneries of Karsts Mountains, this is the place for you. There are five mountains found here namely Wave Subduing (Fubo) Hill, Elephant Trunk (Xiangbishan) Hill, Folded Brocade (Diecai) Hill, Chuanshan Hill and Solitary Beauty (Duxiu Feng) Peak.
Learn more about the official 7 Wonders of China by visiting the Seven Wonders site.