The Tianchi Lake sitting atop Mt. Changbai has been hailed by local people as the “blue velvet of Changbai.”It is a vast lake shaped like a giant funnel and its source of water comes mainly from natural rainfall. Vast and azure blue as it is, the lake is scarce in aquatic creatures, let alone the legendary “Changbai Monster.” Tianchi itself serves as the source for many rivers and its water flow forms the famous Changbai Falls over a cliff. You can hear the roar of the falls from over 200 meters. Photo/ Xian Yunqiang

Hemu Village locates in the Hemu Grassland where Kanas River and Hemu River converge. It is home to the Tuva people, and an important part contributing to the beautiful autumn scenery of Kanas scenic area. Photo/ Li Xueliang

From left to right, here are three towering peaks: the Namcha Barwa, the Gyala Peri and the Baili. Yet, standing on ground, one can hardly see these giants, due to heavy fog. The green water of the Yarlung Tsangpo flows, winding its way towards the valleys of the Himalayas and Nyenchen Tanglha, leaving several sand shoals along its banks. Photo/Xie Gang

Held on held on the lunar January 13th, the Sho Dun Festival is an important annual Tibetan Buddhist event for locals to worship the Buddhas. At 8:00 a.m. of the day, under the guidance of the “Buddha escort,” a team of lamas, shouldering a giant Buddhist Tangka roll, march slowly to the “Tangka unfolding platform.” Lamas and followers coming to participate in the event follow behind to piously worship the Tangka. Photo/ Du Yulin

The Shanxi River is the upper section of the Cao’e River, lying at the intersection of the Kuaiji, Siming and Tiantai Mountains. Besides a mass of poetry collections depicting the Shanxi River, there are also many famous anecdotes of poets circulating in this area, leaving it truly worthy of the title “River of Poetry.” Photo/ Yang Fuming

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