At the source of China’s major rivers: Sanjiangyuan Nature Reserve

Source: Published: 2017/3/14 21:06:02

Highlights: The Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve is located on the Central Tibetan Plateau and covers the southern and eastern parts of Qinghai Province, which contains the headwaters for three major rivers: Yellow River, Yangtze River, and Lancang River (or the upper Mekong River). Photos: CFP

  • Pictured is the Tuotuo River, one of the headstreams of the Yangtze River, in Northwest China’s Qinghai Province on November 20, 2007.

  • Pictured is the origin of the Yellow River in Maduo county, Guoluo Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in Northwest China’s Qinghai Province on October 2, 2012.

  • Pictured is the Zhaqu River, the source of the Lancang River, in Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Northwest China’s Qinghai Province on June 12, 2015.

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