9 Breathtaking photos of Salween (Nu) River

The Salween, known in China as the Nu River, is a river about 2,815 kilometres (1,749 mi) long that flows from the Tibetan Plateau into the Andaman Sea in Southeast Asia.

The first bend of the Salween River at Bingzhongluo, Yunnan Province, inside the Three Parallel Rivers World Heritage Area.

A local villager crossed the Salween river by hanging on the iron chains.

A section of the Ancient Tea Horse Road (a tea trade route) is well preserved in the region. It was part of a complex routes winding through the mountains of Sichuan, Yunnan and Tibet connecting China and South Asia.

Tucked in the far end of western Yunnan Province, bordering Tibet, Qiunatong is amongst the least accessible villages in China.

Qiunatong literally means the place where people and Gods live together. The village has a beautiful environment. 

The Qiutanqu Gorge best represents the Nujiang Grand Canyon, one of the Three Great Canyons in the World.

The forest coverage rate of Gaoligong Mountain reaches 85%. The complex terrain and disparate ecological environment of the mountain and valleys provide favorable living conditions for the wild animals and plants.

Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve with its range of natural forests protects a large number of flora and fauna, and especially the rare and endemic species, such as Hoolock gibbon and Indochinese leopard.

Photos from photo.cctv.com

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