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Qinling Mountains and Wei Valley, China

March 18th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

China - March 16th, 2009

China - March 16th, 2009

A green valley is nestled between brown mountains in China’s Shaanxi Province. It is called the Wei Valley, and is part of the Guanzhong Plain. The Wei River runs through the center; its waters are tan from sediments.

The tan-colored terrain to the north is part of the Shaanxi Plateau. The darker brown mountains to the south and west are the Qinling Mountains.

This mountain range provides a natural boundary between the North and South of China, and support a huge variety of plant and wildlife, some of which is found nowhere else on Earth.

The Northern side of the range is prone to cold weather, however the physical barrier of the mountains mean that the land to the South enjoys a sub-tropical climate, with the rich, fertile landscape supporting a wealth of wildlife and vegetation.

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