by: Stephen Green

WESTERN CHINA

The Himalaya Mountains


The Himalayas stretch across the northeastern portion of India. The mountains cover approximately 1,500 mi (2,400 km) and go through the nations of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Bhutan and Nepal. The Himalayan range is made up of three parallel ranges often referred to as the Greater Himalayas, the Lesser Himalayas, and the Outer Himalayas.The Himalayas are the third largest deposit of ice and snow in the world, after Antarctica and the Arctic.

There are approximately 15,000 glaciers located throughout the range. At 48 miles (72 km) in length, the Himalayan Siachen glacier is the largest glacier outside the poles.

(http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-himalayas/himalayas-facts/6341/)

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall, one of the greatest wonders of the world. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching approximately 8,851.8 kilometers (5,500 miles) from east to west of China. The wall has a history of more than 2000 years, some of the sections have been destroyed or have disappeared. However, it is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world owing to its architectural grandeur and historical significance.

(http://www.travelchinaguide.com/china_great_wall/)

A Popular Tourist Site is the TerraCotta Warriors

Popular Tourist Sites to Visit and Games to Play

Basketball in China

Now in its 19th season, the (CBA) season will tip off next week with its most prized class of Americans. Many have played in the NBA and are still young and talented enough to return there top 10 hoops loops.The groundwork for the popularity of today's CBA was laid in the mid-1990s, under sometimes difficult conditions. Since then, everything from the league's rising salaries to Stephon Marbury to the 2011 NBA lockout to the struggling European economy to the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement have made China the top overseas option for American players.

(http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1821905-how-the-chinese-basketball-association-became-the-hot-destination-for-nba-talent)

Places to visit in China is Shanghai

Shanghai, Hu for short, is a renowned international metropolis drawing more and more attention from all over the world. Situated on the estuary of Yangtze River, it serves as the most influential economic, financial, international trade, cultural, science and technology center in East China. Also it is a popular destination for visitors to sense the pulsating development of the country.(http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/shanghai.htm)

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