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The Origin of Three Rivers

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Introduction to The Origin of Three Rivers (三江源)

The Origin of Three Rivers is located at the Western China, at an altitude of 3,500 to 4,800 meters. It is at the core are of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The great three rivers in China, Changjiang River, Yellow River, and Lantsang River all originate from here. The region is the largest natural conservation area in China. It contains rich landscapes and species of wildlife animals.
The area is mainly mountain and hill. The climate is Plateau Continental Climate, with only hot season and cold season. Rainfall is concentrated in the hot season. There are many lakes and wet lands.

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Qinghai Province, China

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Main Sights

Changjiang River, Yellow River, Lantsang River

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Travel Information

Admission: free 

Opening Hours: 8:00AM – 5:00PM 

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1. It takes about 10 hours from Xining city (capital of Qinghai Province) to Maduo County by bus.

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Travel Tips 

1. Visitors usually enter Three-River Source Nature Reserve from Maduo County, Qinghai Province.

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