A Real Most of the World

Hiking Through

The Unique Tectonic

The Abundant Resources

Natural Disasters

Wonderful Journeys

Records of the Customs




A glance at the Canyon
 (by Guan Zhihua)

  The river with the highest elevation in the world - the Yarlung Zangbo River, has its origin in the Jiemayangzong glacier in the northern slope of the Himalayas. Its rapid currents roll on in waves towards the east; at the time when it passes the Mount Namjagbarwa in the eastern end of the Himalayas, it has a horseshoe-like bend along the peak. Thick and primitive forests cover the two banks of the river valley and a magnificent green canyon is brought before our eyes. That is the Great Yarlung Zangbo Canyon. In 1994, Chinese scientists proved that the deepest part of the great canyon is 5382 meters and its total length is 496.3 kilometers. The average cutting depth in its core section is 5000 meters; therefore, the great canyon is no doubt the deepest canyon on the globe. The discovery of this great canyon was acknowledged as "an important discovery on earth in the end of the 20th century"; but its unexpected discovery is a sure result of the long-term and backbreaking labors of generations of Chinese scientists. The mighty scenes of the great canyon give the whole world a pleasant surprise. All the Chinese people regard it as a natural pride of our motherland. 



Introduction of the Great Canyon
  Retrospect on Past Expeditions
  Hiking Through the Great Canyon
  Results of the Expedition


A Heroic Undertaking by Chinese Scientists

Get to Know the Greatest Canyon
The Largest Wet Tongue of the World

A Peculiar Horseshoe

Magnificent Riverbed Waterfall Groups

Fantastic Vertical Natural Zones

Azalea in Harsh Coldness

The Kingdom of Animals and Plants

Rare and Precious Animals

Exuberant Forests in Deep Valleys

Taking a Wonderful Journey in the Grand Canyon

 An Extraordinary Mud-rock Flow

Unique Culture of the Canyon

Peep into Lhoba Customs

Slash-and-burn Cultivation

The Rule of Bome King
The 6th Generation Dalailama, a Living God of Mamba People and a Mamba Poet