Southeastern Tibet Series | Episode 5: The Water Vapor Channel

Updated: Jan. 11, 2022
Water erosion and the orogenic movement of the Himalayas resulted in the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon. What's more unbelievable is that the longest and deepest canyon in the world acts as a natural water vapor channel. It makes the Grand Canyon area totally different from other places of the plateau, with a green ecological system.


In the Southeastern Tibet Series, we focus on the magnificent southeastern Tibet. Unlike the common Tibet we know, the southeastern area has glaciers, lakes, snow mountains, meadow, forest and wetland. The water vapor and heat from the Indian Ocean have passed through canyons until they reach the inner land of Tibet, making the southeastern part a place of warmth and greenery. Tibetan rhesus macaque, black-necked cranes together with other incredible animals and plants, are living harmoniously on the land of southeastern Tibet.