China's Flora Tour: The sea of bamboo in southwest China

Sichuan Province in southwest China is rich in bamboo, and its output accounts for about one-fifth of the total amount in the country. Bamboo is a versatile plant that can be used as an environmentally friendly material to build houses or make utensils.

What makes bamboo in Sichuan Province unusual is the widely-extending bamboo woods, and Shunan Bamboo Sea located in Yibin City in the south of Sichuan Province is a good example. It is the largest natural bamboo forest in the world with more than 400 kinds of bamboo in the area.

China's Flora Tour

From the wetlands along the coast to the dense rainforests hidden in the southwest of China, all boast an array of plant species. In this series, CGTN will go on a tour to learn about some of the most iconic flora in different provinces and see how they live in harmony with the local climate and topography. 

(All photos via VCG. )

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