Jessica and Morgans Fantastic TravelGuide

The Himalayas/Mount Everest

Have you ever climbed the highest mountain on Earth? This mountain is 29,029 feet above sea level and believe it or not the height was first determined in 1856. Climbing this mountain is like climbing 20 Empire State Buildings stacked on top of each other. This mountain range is the youngest mountain range (60 million years young) and more than 4,000 people have attempted to climb Everest and 142 have died trying. Please visit, every purchase of a ticket you make you will receive a free souvenir.

Plateau of Tibet "Roof of the World"

How would you like to visit a place that's elevation is 16,000 feet, well then visit the Plateau of Tibet. This Plateau is 3 miles above sea level. Another great feature is this plateau is the highest plateau in the world. If you visit this amazing plateau, you get the opportunity to walk 1.2 million square miles.

Taklimakan Desert

This desert is the biggest desert in China and 16th biggest desert in the world. It stretches across 960 kilometers of China from east to west and has a width of 460 kilometers. During the summertime, in this desert, the hottest day can reach temperatures of 40 degrees celsius and night temperatures can drop to freezing point. The lowest temperature ever recorded was -32 degrees celcius. That winter the entire desert was covered with 3.8 centimeter layers of snow. What do you think about visiting this desert?

Gobi Desert

This desert is the 5th largest desert in the world and it is a cold desert. The area of this desert is 500,000 miles long. Many animals live in this desert such as, black-tailed gazelles, camels, wolves, marbled polecats, Mongolian wild donkey, brown bears, snow leopards, and sand plovers. If you visit this desert you will be visiting a animal loving desert.

North China Plain

How would you like to visit a plain that has an area of about 158,000 square miles? This plain is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. The North China Plain has smooth terrain and vast fertile land. The elevation of this amazing plain is lower than 50 meters. If you consider this plain for one of your vacation you will not regret it.

Huang He River (Yellow River)

Have you ever heard of the Huang He River, also known as the Yellow River? It is the worlds 6th longest river measuring at 3,395 miles. Did you know that the earliest civilization in China settled on the banks of this river? This river flooded very often so about 80 million people were left homeless and 1 million were dead. The mouth of this river is the Gulf of Bohai.

Chang Jiang (Yangzi) River

This river is known as the longest river that flows through Asia, flowing over 3,900 miles. This rivers is also the 3rd longest river in the world. A fun fact about this river is that the most disastrous flood of this river occurred in 1954 killing over 30,000 people. This is a great opportunity to visit a great river.

Bay of Bengal

This bay is 1,300 miles long and 1,000 miles wide. The average depth of this bay is 8,500 feet. This bay has many populated deltas formed because of it. Animals that live here are marlin, barracuda, skipjack tuna, yellow fin tuna, dolphin, and whales. Please visit this fantastic bay!

Dead Sea

Even though this Sea may sound a little salty, but it is very interesting. This is one of the worlds saltiest bodies of water and Eaths lowest elevation on land. The surface and shore is 423 meters below sea level. An interesting fact about the Dead Sea is that people can easily float in the Dead seas because of the salt in the water.

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