Gaoligong Mountain Natural Reserve Area
is located in the Nujiang River Grand Canyonthe south part
of Qing-Tibet Altiplano. With a steep slope and sharp mountain
incision, the Grand Canyon presents great vertical natural
scenery and various climates. In fact, the vertical drop height
is above 4,000 meters. Here you can enjoy nearly every kind
of natural including Silver River, strange rocks, the inverted
reflection of cliff on the water, and the strategic mountain
pass, which vividly present the secret working of the nature.
Because of the special physiognomy, Gaoligong
Mountain presents the climate of four seasons in one day.
While the mountain foot is in spring and covered by green,
the top is in winter and covered by ice and snow. There exist
three types of climate in three zones: Torrid Zone, Temperate
Zone and Frigid Zone.
The vegetation type from the river valley
to mountain top varies in ten kinds: shrubs, coniferous forest,
monsoon sempervirent broad-leaved forest, half wetness sempervirent
broad-leaved forest, bryophyte, fir forest, bamboo clumps,
herbosa and so on.
Gaoligong Mountain forms the watershed between
two rivers: the Nujiang River and the Luoyi Wadi River. There
are more than 80 rivers from the natural reserve area running
into these two rivers. Because of the huge drop (often above
2,000 meters), these rivers form lots of wonderful waterfalls
such as Yinyang Three Level Waterfall, Beauty Waterfall, Gaojiao
Cliff Waterfall, Big Dam Waterfall, Manggang River Waterfall,
Cunjia River Three Level Waterfall etc. Combined the dreaming
river and grand mountain, Gaoligong Mountain presents a changing
and gentle natural scenery.
Nujiang River Gorge