Lijiang Series Ep. 11: What is it like in dry-hot valleys?

The Jinsha River flows southwards between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain, shaping one of the world's deepest canyons, the Tiger Leaping Gorge.

The dangerous shallows and overwhelming rapids seem unstoppable. Approaching the lower section, the torrent slows down and becomes warmer. River valleys are usually rich in water resources, but most valleys that the Jinsha River flows through suffer from drought. What's the cause of this phenomenon? Check out the video to learn more!

About 'Journeys in Nature': Lijiang Series

"Plant kingdom" and the "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 towering peaks and mysterious animals. In this series, CGTN Nature unveils the mysteries of a city 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

Lijiang Series Ep. 3: Milky river on the plateau

Lijiang Series Ep. 4: A garden in the air!

Lijiang Series Ep. 5: Encounter with reclusive pheasants in primitive forest

Lijiang Series Ep. 6: Lugu lake

Lijiang Series Ep. 7: The Mountain Circling Festival

Lijiang Series Ep. 8: Dongba symbols – hieroglyphs related to nature

Lijiang Series Ep. 9: Inspired by a bird

Lijiang Series Ep. 10: The herb culture of a Yunnan ethnic group

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

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