Imperial China Geography (The Great Wall (Smaller walls had been built…
Imperial China Geography
He led the largest ships in the world on seven voyages of exploration to the lands around the Indian Ocean
The Great Wall
Smaller walls had been built over the years, but the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, decided that he wanted a single giant wall to protect his northern borders.
The wall was built to help keep out northern invaders like the Mongols
Covers much of the northern border of China, which is about 5,500 miles long
The Forbidden City
The largest ancient palace in the world
Located at the heart of Beijing, the capital city of China.
Palace for the Chinese emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties
The second longest river in China and the sixth longest in the world which is 5,464 kilometers long and it drains at the Bohai Sea, a gulf of the Yellow Sea
Also known as "Huang He"
Also called the Chang Jiang or "long river"
Flows from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in China to the East China Sea
Is the largest river in Asia and the third longest in the world with a length of 3,915 miles
Average lows -40 degrees
Average highs are 113 degrees
Asia's largest desert which stretches nearly 1,000 miles east and west and nearly 5,000 miles north and south across large parts of Mongolia and China, in all it covers 500,000 square miles
Plateau of Tibet
High plateau in central Asia
The Tibetan Plateau occupies an area of around 1,000 by 2,500 kilometers
Stretches over 1,500 miles from east to west, across Bhutan, Nepal, India, Tibet, China, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
Mt. Everest = the tallest peak in the world