The story began about 40 million years ago, when the Indian Plate collided with the Eurasian Plate, raising the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and creating the rumpled peaks of the Hengduan Mountains.
The Nujiang River in southwest China’s Yunnan Province is one of the rivers within the Three Rivers Natural Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join CGTN to enjoy the spectacular sight of the Nujiang River.
Intricate landforms and climates, together with a forest coverage of 85 percent, make Gaoligong Mountains one of the few places on the planet with outstanding biodiversity.
When surveyed from above, you can see how nature has sculpted the peak into a flock of eminences resembling turtles, forming the formidable “Race of Thousand Turtles.”
On Balagezong Mountain, tropical and alpine plants live side by side.
In many people’s perceptions, glaciers are often connected with high altitude and the freezing cold. But in the Three Parallel Rivers of the Yunnan Protected Areas, a giant glacier is surrounded by dense forests.
In the Yunnan province of China near the Himalayas you’ll find the Ao Yun vineyards, located in a Unesco World Heritage region of three rivers and near the…