The only county in China named after Yellow River, Yellow River miraculously flows backwards for 800 miles, 95% of which is wetland, so beautiful
The Yellow River is known as Mother River in China. One word "mother" is enough to show her status and importance. In fact, other than name of mother river, many people know little about Yellow River Today, let's enter this mother river that gave birth to tens of millions of Chinese people.
Regarding headwaters of Yellow River, most people now think it is Maku. Through understanding in Tibetan language, Maku and Huang He have same meaning. In understanding of most people, Yellow River is a river in our country, but many people do not know that there is a county named after the Yellow River in China.
Maku City is located in northeast of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in my country, and altitude is relatively high, about 4000 meters. Although Maku is located on a plateau, it plays a key role in transport. It is very important for transportation of three provinces Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan.
On way to Maku, you can see prayer flags hung by people on a high mountain by road. To get to Maku, you need to go through a tunnel called Jongke Tunnel. The observation deck here has also become a place of rest and observation for many tourists.
Because Maku County is still far away, most travelers choose to stay here for recreation. Climbing up to lookout, view is wide and you can see mountains in distance, and prayer flags waving in wind are dancing for no reason, and they greet them in silence People who come here.
On other side of mountain, picture is completely different. The pastures are owners of this land. The sight of endless and vast pastures immediately makes people feel comfortable .
Old cattle and sheep graze leisurely in pastures, and a winding river runs through middle of pasture. This is enough to make this beautiful picture. Although it is beautiful here, people who want to see elegance of Yellow River should not be deterred by scenery here. If you want to see spectacular view of Yellow River, you need to keep moving forward.
After leaving mountains that make up Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Yellow River flows east and enters Maku County, passing through Qinghai Province. From a geographical point of view, Earth should rotate west to east around axis of rotation, so direction of river should match direction of Earth's rotation, but river in Maku seems to violate natural law.
In fact, direction of river in Maku County is closely related to local topography. There is a mountain in this area called Jishi Mountain. The horizontal< /strong>, passes through middle of Maku County, therefore, Yellow River flowing here can only bypass southeast.
And since there is a mountain range in north of Maku County, entire area of Maku is a characteristic of lower in southeast and higher in northwest. Under influence of mountainous relief, river flowing here can only pass through canyon. Under influence of mountains, it can only enter Maku on a U-shaped track. It later flows into neighboring province of Qinghai.
This district, known for its Yellow River, is small. Although many pedestrians can be seen along road, people will not feel crowded and noisy. Because of Yellow River, there is a famous tourist registration site Bridge over Yellow River. This bridge was built in late 1970s. The bridge in Maku has a very beautiful view. a simple name is Huang He Bridge at Maku.
It's a blessing for tourists who come here to stand on bridge or watch sunset by Yellow River. In evening whole city gradually darkened, and clouds in sky became reddish against setting sun, leaving only afterglow. sky, cloud shadows reflected on surface of Yellow River. At this time, people stop and look one after another, as if they were in a fantastic land on earth.
Maku County has large areas of wetland. If you look at appearance of these wetlands through aerial photography, you will find that they are not related to each other. The wetlands here are small and numerous, although they are clustered together, they are not connected to each other and from afar look like large networks full of stars.
The Yellow River flows through Maku County and is over 400 kilometers long. The entire basin area occupies majority of total area of Maku County. Strong>Wetland is main part, and residential area is added.
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In recent years, due to ecologically clean natural environment, a large area of wetlands has attracted a large number of tourists. However, we still need to remind friends who want to come here to play, because this place is in plateau area, so some people have altitude reaction is relatively strong, so get ready for anti-altitude reaction drugs are very needed.
Putting on thin clothes in morning and changing into a down jacket at night is also very common here. Temperature differences between day and night, as well as rapid temperature changes are one of climatic characteristics here, so it is very important to prepare enough clothing to avoid physical discomfort.