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National Park "Three parallel rivers"

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National Park "Three parallel rivers" is a unique place in China, which was created over thousands of years natural elements brand in natural conditions. In 1988, the organization of UNESCO thoroughly researched unusual natural area and officially have given this area the status of a national Park due to the high environmental significance.

"Three parallel rivers" (area - 34 thousand kilometers) extends into the area of the Sino-Tibetan mountains in the North-Western part of Yunnan province. The area of the Park consists of 1.7 million hectares. In this vast area is the source of three major Asian rivers: Lancang (Mekong), Tsingshan (Yangtze river) and the Nujiang (Nag-Chu). Numerous branching streams of water, rivers flow strictly parallel to each other from North to South, creating an unusual and surprisingly colorful landscape. Favorable climatic conditions favor the growth of rare plants listed in the Red book. The fauna of this amazing place is very diverse and includes about 7,000 species of animals, birds and insects.

In the North of the river, wrapped in the side of the tiger Leaping gorge (depth of 3000 meters) through which there passes a Hiking trail for tourists wishing to climb the mountain. Usually this trip takes about two days with stops in small villages and Lijiang. Near the national Park is a famous nature reserve, which is inhabited by giant pandas, a symbol and pride of China.