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Jinsha River

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Jinsha River locates upstream of Huanghe River, also called Chin-sha Chiang, Jinsha Jiang, Kinsha Kiang. Starting from the Hengduan Mountainous Region in Yushu county, Qinghai province. The river flows through the province of Yunnan, Tibet and Sichuan. The overall length of the river is 2316 kilometers. The flowing area is 340,000 square kilometers.

As the water passing through the high mountains and deep valleys. The water is turbulent flowing directly down to the southeast side. Around Shigu, Zizhi county in Lijiang, Yunnan province, the water suddenly turn around the north-east side, shapes the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge. The attitude diffrence from the peak of two side mountain to the river is 2500 to 3000 meters high. The gorge is one of the deepest gorges in the world.

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