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Old 07-21-2014, 09:45 PM
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2/3 of China is non-arable and uninhabitable. It also has more montane area than anywhere on the planet (the vast Tibetan plateau, average height 15,000 ft, is also known as the Third Pole) with the Himalayas, Pamirs, Tien Shan, Kunlun, Altai, Karokoram, Hengduan, Qilian, Yin, Changbai, Dzungarian, Altyn-Tagh, Greater Khingan etc mountain ranges also. From desert to tundra to jungle to the remains of prehistoric seas (the Tethys) it makes for wonderfully untapped scenery, and that most visitors completely miss out on. Over a billion people have to squeeze into the densely populated eastern third of the country, which is the China most people see in print and media- bamboo, rice paddies, and vast cities.



There are some natural wonders most would never have heard about. If ever you go, explore the huge karst areas the size of Spain and France combined. Made of soft rock gradually deteriorating from what was once an ocean floor it makes for soaring pinnacles and steep, craggy hills and mountains often in fantastical shapes impossible to build or farm on (Guilin is the most famous example)- and riddled with the world's largest sinkholes and caves, many still undiscovered.




the hole on the left, the Empire State Building can fit under



Er Wang cave is so vast it has it's own weather system, only discovered this year


Miao keng cave is equally epic, a previously hidden shaft


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Old 07-21-2014, 10:13 PM
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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OMG those China pics...
On my top ten must see list now. Thx
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:24 PM
Location: Castlederp
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Yeah.. those pictures really are stunning
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:36 PM
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Why is northern Finland uninhabitable ?
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