Asia is home to the world's highest plateau, the third longest river on the Earth, the second saltiest body of water on the world, and 90% of the Earth's highest peaks. Come venture with us to see all of these places and more!
HIMAYLAS AND MOUNT. EVEREST
Have you ever thought that you would have the opportunity to be standing on the "roof of the world?" You can, if you travel to the Plateu of Tibet, the highest plateu in the world. It reaches the height of 16,000 feet. This outstanding physical feature provides water for more than half of Asia with it's 37,000 glaciers. It's ecosystem has barely any large trees or plants, but does have some grasses and flowers. This environment supports many animals such as tigers and wild buffalo.
In the Gobi Desert, you can take tours and walk in the parks to see the outstanding wildlife. You may spot Gobi brown bears, wild mountain sheep and more. The Gobi Desert also is home to fossilized dinosaur beds. It is the fifth largest desert in the world, and it consists of both snow and sand. Additionally, it has an important role in history as part of the great Mongol Empire, and was the location of several essential cities in the Silk Road.
NORTH CHINA PLAIN
Huang He River also known as the Yellow River is the third longest river in Asia and the sixth longest in the world, estimating 5464 km or 3395 miles in length. You may be wondering why it's called the Yellow River. This is because the river is literally yellow. Large amounts of loose sediment, silt, turned the water that color. It makes this wonderful river a must see site for any journey to Asia. This river has also had a large role in history. For starters, it's basin was the birthplace of the of the ancient Chinese civilization and it was the most sucessful region of early Chinese history. It also had a role in World War II, Chinese troops under Chaing Kai-Shek broke the leaves off the Hong He in order to capture and stop the massive Japanese troops from invading. This resulted in a massive flood and the death toll of invaders exceeded 900,000.
Chang Jiang (Yangzi) River
The Bay of Bengal is a must see site in Asia is 300 miles long and 1000 miles wide. It has numerous large river systems stream into its waters including Ganges and Irrawaddy. The bank it's self was formed as an Indian subcontinent collided with Asia within the past 50 million years. Make sure you go in the weather is nice because that's not very often. They have been girl as the area is ravished by having distractive tornadoes are common in the spring and fall months bringing intense wins and severe flooding.