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  • Welcome to our first stop the Tibet-Qinghai Plateau or otherwise known as "Roof of the World" due to its high elevation. It is very rocky here and as you can see the plateau is borredered by mountains.  The Yellow River and the Chang Jiang River start here. 
  • Many people in ancient times did not settle here because of the dry cold climate, although there is planty of grass for yaks.
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  • This is our second stot the Taklimakan desert. This place covers  105,000 square miles and is said to be one of the most dangerous deserts in the world.  The name even means "once you go in , you will not come out."  Legend says that 2 armies and 300 cities are buried 600 feet beneath the sand. 
  • Welcome to our third stop the Gobi desert.  This desert is even bigger than the Taklimakan desert, the Gobi desert covers 500,000 square miles.  This desert  is very rocky and has very little vegetation. 
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  • This is our fourth stop the Northeastern Plain. As you can see the ground here is mostly flat besides the small hills. The natural vegetation here is mainly prairie grass which animals raised by herders. There are two major rivers here called the Liao and  the Sungari Rivers.  The Liao River is shallow while the Sungari River is deep. The summers here are warm while the winters are cold.  
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  • Welcome to our fifth stop the North China plain.  This area is called "Land of the Yellow Earth"  due to the ground being covered in yellow limestone silt that comes from the Gobi Desert. The major river in the area called the Yellow River gets its name due to its yellow cover from the silt.  the river often floods though. Since the river carries rich soil the land here is good for crops.
  • Welcome to our sixth and final stop the Chang Jiang Basins.  As you can see it is very rainy and warm here. Growing rice here was very popular.  The main body of water here is the Chang Jiang River. Thanks for taking the tour. 
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