Asia by: Kloi Austin & abby lucas

One great geographical feature to visit in Asia is the Himalayas. It is one of the tallest mountains in the world, it covers approximently 75% of Nepal. Himalaya means "home of snow." It is also the youngest mountain range in the world. Come check out this outstanding terrain!

The Himalayas

Covering 1.2 kilometers of land, Asia also includes the Plateau of Tibet. Also known as, "roof of the world." It stands 3 miles above sea level, and it has over 20 rivers that flow through it!

Plateau of Tibet

The Taklimakan desert is one of the largest sandy deserts in the world. It is moderately warm with an annual temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants such as the turanga poplar, the camel thorn, and salt worms can be found here. Rare animals including the Siberian deer and the wild camel can be found here.

Taklimakan desert

The Gobi Desert spans about 2 countries. And if you don't like rain, the Gobi Desert is for you, it has a yearly average of 7 inches of rain. It is a very cold desert, yet it barley snows. It is home to many exotic animals such as black-tailed gazelles, wolves, and marbled snow cats.

The North China Plain, also known as "Yellow Plain" or "Huang-Haui-Hai-Plain" covers about 158,000 square miles. It is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.

The Huang He River gets its color from the silt that flows down stream. The earliest civilization in China settled on this river. It is also the 2nd largest river in Asia, and the 7th longest in the world.

The Dead Sea has the lowest elevation and lowest body of water on Earth. It borders Jordan and Israel. It is also 10 times as salty as most of the worlds oceans. Economically, the Dead Sea is important to the bordering regions, since each uses it for tourism

Take in consideration all of Asia's great landforms, and come visit Asia to take a look at these outstanding geographical features!

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