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28/05/2013

Things about Yellow River

Tale of the Yellow River  

The Yellow River is the second longest river in China and the fifth longest in the world at 5,464 kilometers (3,398 miles).   

Originating in the Bayankala Mountains in Qinghai Province in western China, it flows through nine provinces of China, namely Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu (a section for Silk Road tour), Ningxia, Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Henan, and Shandong Provinces and empties into the Bo Sea.

The Yellow River gains its name for its major color that is the color of sand, because the river is the highest sand-capacity one in the world.

History & Culture of the Yellow River  

As the Chinese regard yellow as an emblem of loess land, the emperor, the yellow skin and the legendary Chinese Dragon, the Yellow River is referred as not only a river, but also "the Mother River" and "the Cradle of the Chinese Civilization".   

30 million years ago, ancient Chinese started to live by the shore of the Yellow River and played the overture of the ancient Chinese civilization. It is the birthplace of the ancient Chinese civilizations and is the most prosperous region in early Chinese history. Six thousand years ago, as a representative of the matriarchal culture, Banpo Clan had existence on the Loess land of north China. So you can learn culture and history to color your China travel deals.
  
The reign of Chinese ancient emperors of several dynasties promotes the development of ancient Chinese civilizations to the peak. Gunpowder, compass, paper making, printing, poetry, Song of the Song Dynasty , all of these inventions and scientific achievements not only promote Chinese culture development, but also spread it to the rest of the world, making an important contribution to the cultural development of human beings.

Distribution of the Yellow River

It is commonly considered that the Yellow River can be divided into the three following reaches.   

The upper reaches of the yellow river is referred to the area above the Hekou Town in Tuoketuo County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (an optional for your top 10 China tours). The river in this section goes rushing and carries for nearly 50 percent of water resource of Yellow river.
  

The middle reaches runs from Hekou Town to Tao Huayu in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. The river passes through the longest series of continuous valleys on its main course, collectively called the Jinshan Valley. The large amount of mud and sand discharged into the river makes the Yellow River the most sediment-laden river in the world. And the abundant hydrodynamic resources stored in this section make it the second most suitable area to build hydroelectric power plants.   

The lower reaches of the Yellow River is recognized as the area below Tao Huayu in Zhengzhou.

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