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The Himalayas

Did you know that Mount Everest is named after Colonel Sir George Everest? Mount Everest is 29,029 feet high and is part of the Himalayas. There are many beautiful rivers in the region. A few of these are the Yangtze and the Ganga-Brahmaputra rivers. There are a grand total of 15,000 glaciers in the area of the Himalayas. This huge region covers 75% of Nepal.

Plateau of Tibet

The Plateau of Tibet has many nicknames, such as, "the roof of the eworld", "the third North Pole", and the "Asian Water Tower". This plauteu has an elevation of over 16,000 feet. The Platueu of Tibet is supporting over 37,000 glaciers and is also surrounded by the Himalayas, which we highly recommend you visit next.

Taklimakan Desert

The Taklimakan Desert has an elevations of over 4,900 feet. That's because the Desert has high mountain ranges. This Desert is so big, one of the largest in the world! The maximum temperature range is 70°F, perfect weather for hiking!

Gobi Desert

Did you know that the Gobi Desert is the fifth largest Desert in the world? The elevations of its basins are roughly 1,600 to 5,000 feet above sea level (that's real high). The Gobi Desert has a rocky terrain by gravels and sparse vegetation with few sand dunes.

North China Plain

The North China Plain is frequently called the "Yellow Plain" because it is built up along the Yellow Sea and boarders the Yan Mountains. This massive plain is about 158,000 square miles and is one of the most densely populated areas.

Yellow River

The gorgeous Yellow River or the Haung He River is the second longest river in Asia at 3,395 miles long. It's so long that it runs through nine provinces. The mouth of the river is the Bohai Sea, which is also quite nice to see. The Yellow River is also known to be a spiritual place for some people.

Yangzi River

Yangzi means son of the ocean. The Yangzi River is the third largest river in the world and flows entirely within one country. The Yangzi River is 3,915 miles long. The Yangzi River is the "perfect place to spend spring break" says teenager we saw.

Bay of Bengal

The beautiful Bay of Bengal is 1,000 miles wide and 8,500 feet deep. The bay is about 839,000 square miles. The Ganges River also flows into the bay. You should come visit the Bay of Bengal today, it's amazing.

The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is near the lowest point on Earth, which you can also visit if you travel here. The Dead Sea is so salty, some people call it the Salt Sea. The area for this majestic place is 233.6 square miles. The width for the Sea is 11 miles and the surface elevation is -1.410.8,

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