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The Himalayas

Home to the highest peaks in the world is the Himalayas. The Himalayas begin in Pakistan and stretch across India, Bhutan, and Nepal until it reaches China. It is also home to the tallest 8 out of 10 mountains in the world including Mount Everest. It would be cool to visit all of those countries and lots of tall mountains! Even though on 4-25-15 there was an earthquake that killed 8,000 people and injured more it is still a beautiful place to visit. In India you can visit 3 out of 8 mountains.

Mount Everest

Mount Everest. It's the tallest mountain in the world so if you climbed it that would be a huge accomplishment. The oldest person to ever climb Mount Everest is Yuichuro Miuro of Japan who sadly passed away in May of 2013. Mount Everest is 10 times taller than the worlds tallest man made building by 829 meters, Mount Everest is growing by 4 mm every year due to opposing plate tectonics. The rock summit at the bottom of the Marine limestone was deposited around 450 million years ago.

Plateau of Tibet

The plateau of Tibet has many nicknames such as "the roof of the world", "the third pole", and "Asian Watertower". It is the highest plateau in the world at 16,000 feet high. When you visit here you will also get a beautiful view of the Himalayas, Karakoram, and the Pamir mountain. When you visit the Plateau of Tibet you will also get to visit the home of 37,000 glaciers.

Taklimakan desert

Imagine visiting China's largest and the worlds 2nd largest desert. The Taklimakan desert has an area of 33,700 kilometers. The sand dunes in the Taklimakan desert are about 100 meters high. To make travel easier when you visit here there is a road that goes through the desert that is 324 miles long.

Gobi Desert

Covering 0.5 of a mile is the Gobi Desert that spans through Northern China and Southern Mongolia. This desert can be divided into 5 different eco systems; eastern Gobi desert steppe, Alaskan Plateau semi-desert, Gobi lakes valley desert, Dzungarian Basin, finally Tian Shan range. This place is special because the worlds first fossilized dinosaur eggs were found here.

North China Plain

Most of the North China Plain is 160 feet above sea level. The North China Plain covers 158,000 miles, which is one of the most densely populated areas in the world with a population of about 600 million people. The North China Plain focuses a lot on the Chinese culture, so if you like Chinese things make sure you book a trip to the North China Plains!

Haung He river

The Huang He River flows east into the Great Northern Bend. During the dry season it is slow moving, but in the wet season it can be a raging torrent. In places the river can flow 60-70 feet above the surrounding plains. They completed a water way project in 2014 to help this.

Chang Jiang river

The Chang Jiang river is the third longest river in the world, it is 3,915 miles long. More than 3/4 of the river runs through mountains. It is very important to China. It is the Chinas principle waterway. It is a very beautiful place to visit so book your trip now!

Bay of Bengal

The Bay of Bengal occupies 839,000 miles. The average depth of the bay is 8,500 feet, but the maximum depth is 15,400 feet November through April is considered winter and June through September is considered summer. Summer produces lots of rain so if you like rain visit during the summer.

Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth and also the lowest body of water on earth. The surface of the sea is 1,400 feet below sea level and is dropping 1 meter annually. Since the water levels are dropping more sinkholes are forming. Rainfall is scarce, but in the summer temperatures are hot and in the winter they never reach below freezing.

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