Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon

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Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon

The Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon (also named Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon and Brahmaputra Canyon) is along the Yarlung Tsangpo River in Tibet, China. It is the deepest, longest, highest and most dangerous canyon in the word (504.6 Km). The Yarlung Tsangpo originates near Mt. Kailash and spreads east for about 1700 Km. It is the only water channel from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to the Indian Ocean. This great canyon attracts travelers for its fantastic natural views.


Statistic shows that there are about 3,768 varieties of plants, 680 varieties of large fungi, 232 species of birds 31 species of amphibians, 2,000 kinds of insects and over 230 rust fungi in the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon. This area has different landscapes for its varied and changeable climate. The Grand Canyon is warmer and richer in rainfalls than other area on the same altitude.

Practical Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon Travel Tips

There is much to learn before visiting it.