Imperial China Geography (Himalayas (When the clouds hit the Himalayas,…
Imperial China Geography
Great Wall Of China
The wall was built to help keep out northern invaders like the Mongols. 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. He ordered that a single strong wall be built with thousands of lookout towers where soldiers could guard and protect his empire.
The Great Wall of China is a wall that covers much of the northern border of China. If you take the length of the entire wall, plus various branches, it is around 5,500 miles long!
The Palace Museum
It is located in the heart of Beijing, the capital city of China, and is the largest ancient palace in the world.
he Forbidden City was the palace of the Chinese emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties
The river is often called the "Mother River of China" and "the Cradle of the Chinese civilization" in China.
The river is 5464 km long and it drains at the Bohai Sea, a gulf of the Yellow Sea.
The Yellow River or Huáng Hé (sometimes simply called the River in ancient Chinese) is the second longest river in China(after Yangtze River) and the sixth longest in the world.
Chinese people also call this river ‘Chang Jiang’ that means ‘long river’.
It flows from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in China to the East China Sea
The Yangtze River is the longest in Asia and the third longest in the world with a length of 3,915 miles.
It stretches nearly 1,000 miles east and west and nearly 5,000 miles north and south across large parts of Mongolia and China.
Less than 8 inches of rain fall in the entire desert every year
The Gobi is Asia's
Plateau of Tibet
It was formed by the same forces which formed the Himalayas, namely, the movement of the Indian continental plate into Asia.
Biggest plateau in the world
When the clouds hit the Himalayas, they rise and cool. Cool air can’t hold as much moisture. Out comes the rain. It drenches the southern Himalayan slopes like a super soaker. Very little moisture makes it across the range. The windswept Tibetan plateau north of the Himalayas is dusty and dry.
the Himalayas also shape the region’s climate. They block the clouds! South of the range, moist air moves north from the Indian Ocean.
Mount Everest is apart of the Himalayas
This mighty range stretches 1,500 miles from east to west, across Bhutan, Nepal, India, Tibet, China, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
The Himalayas are by far the tallest mountains in the world.
7.19 - Create a visual or multimedia display to identify the physical location and major geographical features of China including the Yangtze River, Yellow River, Himalayas, Plateau of Tibet, and the Gobi Desert. (G)