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[30 Jul 2009 | Comments Off on Top 8 Coasts in China with Google Earth Links (I) | 590 views]
Top 8 Coasts in China with Google Earth Links (I)

China has nearly three million square kilometers of sea territory and coastline of 32,000 kilometers long, 18000 km of which is the mainland coastline and the rest is islands coastline. Its northern starting point is at the mouth of Yalu River estuary (boundary between China and North Korea) and its southern end is at the mouth of Beilun River estuary (boundary between China and Vietnam)

Here, I will introduce you 4 of top 8 most beautiful coastal sceneries in China with google earth links. Let’s embrace the sea!

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[9 Jul 2009 | Comments Off on Top 6 Tourist Caves in China with Google Earth Links | 2,485 views]
Top 6 Tourist Caves in China with Google Earth Links

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[sources]:1.3.4 nipic.com | 2. 向往成都 | 5. wikipedia | 6. fx222222
A cave is a natural underground void large enough for a human to enter. — wikipedia

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Karst is a very unique geology pattern that creates magnificent landscapes. In a previous post, I showed you top 5 karst peak forests in China. Today, I will lead you to go underground and show you how lime stone karst pattern creates gorgeous caves beneath the peak forests.
Just like the karst peak forests, most karst …

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[14 Jun 2009 | Comments Off on Top 6 Glaciers in China with Google Earth Links | 1,581 views]
Top 6 Glaciers in China with Google Earth Links

@Flickr: 1. Steynard | 3. yanyin | 4. reurinkjan | 6. contrast
A glacier is a large mass of ice moving slowly over some land surface or down a valley, formed over long periods from the accumulation of snow in areas where the amount of snow that falls exceeds the amount that melts. — wikipedia
No matter you believe “global warming” or not, you cannot just ignore the fact that all the permanent ice on earth are receding at a historically high speed, in Arctic, Antarctic, as well as the …

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[28 May 2009 | 3 Comments | 5,851 views]
Top 6 Waterfalls in China with Google Earth Links

[Sources] 1. waywaycn.com 2. by Vincent0923 3. by Kevin.Fai 4. by AhRay 5. by RaMonCy 6. by johnskiller
A waterfall is usually a body of water resulting from water, often in the form of a stream, flowing over an erosion-resistant rock formation that forms a nickpoint, or sudden break in elevation. — wikipedia
Waterfalls in China
Recently I read this list of “The 100 Best Waterfalls in the World” from World Waterfall Database. I was disappointed that none of 100 listed waterfalls is from China. Indeed, China does not have waterfalls that are …

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[28 Apr 2009 | 6 Comments | 8,382 views]
Top 6 Grasslands in China with Google Earth Links

[Sources] 1. nipic.com/sh001 | 2. Cheng Jie | 3. showcheer.com | 4. 仲夫 | 5. zhang hu | 6. qilian.mofcom.gov.cn
Grasslands (also called greenswards) are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses (Poaceae) and other herbaceous (non-woody) plants (forbs). — wikipedia
Grasslands in China
China is one of the richest countries in grassland resources. We rank No. 3 in the world after Australia and Russia. China has 320 million hectares of grassland, which is ranking No. 1 in various land resources of China. It’s about three times of current arable land …