Lijiang Series Ep. 3: Milky river on the plateau

On the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in southwest China's Yunnan Province, there's a milky river flowing through secluded mountains and dizzy cliffs. During the rainy season, the glacier meltwater carries a great amount of calcium carbonate dust generated by geological changes and flows downstream. Interestingly, the "river of milk" only emerges in the brief rainy season and dries up afterward. It flows all the way down before it stops beyond the valley and forms a shallow "milk lake" which is exceptionally bright and pure against the backdrop of the majestic snow mountain.

About 'Journeys in Nature': Lijiang Series

"Plant kingdom" and "home of Yunnan medicines" are among the nicknames given to a famous city in southwest China's Yunnan Province – Lijiang. Not only are the numerous plant species a calling card, but the city is also well-known for its peaks and mountains, as well as mysterious animals. In this series, CGTN Nature unveils the mysteries of a city that's full of surprises.

For more:

Lijiang Series Ep. 1: What else is there except billion-year-old fern?

Lijiang Series Ep. 2: The orchid that resembles ladies' slippers

(Cover image a video screenshot; video by CGTN Nature film crew)

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