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07-31-2013 17:11 BJT

Midui Glacier

Midui Glacier, located in Yupu Township, is the lowest altitude above sea level in the world. It was ranked by China National Geography Magazine as one of the top six most beautiful glaciers in China and opened to tourists in 2007.

The glacier is passes through four distinct regions: snow-capped mountains, forests, lakes and villages and temples coexist in harmony.

Midui Glacier

The Ranwu Lake

The Ranwu Lake, the largest in east Tibet region, stands at an altitude of 3,850 meters with an acreage of 22 square kilometers.

Photo taken on April 17, 2013 shows the scenery of the Ranwu Lake in Basu County,
southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The Ranwu Lake, the largest in east
Tibet region, stands at an altitude of 3,850 meters with an acreage of 22
square kilometers. [Photo/Xinhua]

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon

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The Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is one of the deepest and longest canyons in the world. The Yarlung Zangpo River starts at Mount Kailash before reaching the juncture of Mainling and Medog counties, where it swerves around towering Namjagbarwa, the highest peak in the eastern section of the Himalayas, carving a U-shaped gorge. The canyon is home to many animals and plants barely explored and affected by human influence, while its climate ranges from subtropical to Arctic.

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon

Namjagbarwa

Namjagbarwa, meaning a spear piercing into the sky, is a cloud-kissing peak. Surrounded by clouds and mists, snuggled by the river and valley and clustered round by forest, Namjagbarwa is appraised as the most beautiful mountain in China.

The Namjagbarwa Peak shows its appearance in the early morning.[Photo/China Tibet Online]

Located at Nyingchi Prefecture in the southeastern part of China's Tibet, Namjagbarwa is the fifteenth highest peak in the world, with a height of 25,531 feet (7,782 meters) above sea level. Viewing from the top down to the bottom in a linear distance of 6,562 feet (2 kilometers), people could see scenes on the Namjagbarwa varing from snowy winter to evergreen season.

The Namjagbarwa Peak is always too shy to come out from the clouds. A legend goes that two brothers were assigned to guard the southeastern area of Tibet. They were immorals. The elder brother's name was Namjagbarwa, while his younger brother's name was Gyalabele. Gyalabele was stronger and smarter, so Namjagbarwa was very jealous. Then he killed his brother - he cut off the head of his kinsman. Both of them turned into mountains afterwards. The top of Gyalabele is round, and the elder brother - Namjagbarwa is very regretful of his crime and feels ashamed of being seen by others.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CCTV.com

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