Qinghai Zhiduo, 3 March -- Title: "Source of the Yangtze River" and "Zhumu's Hometown" Qinghai Zhiduo plays the cultural and ecological cards
Written by Genga Ramao Tsering Pazo
Yangtze River - the longest river in China. Because its source is called "Zhiqu" in Tibetan—"zhi" means cow, and "qu" is the title of a river—it is called "cow river".
Zhiduo County, Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, is the birthplace of the Yangtze River, known as the "first county of the Yangtze River", and is located in the special geographical area of Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve, Sanjiangyuan National Park and Kekexili World Natural Heritage "Three Overlapping Plus".
The picture shows the headwaters of the Yangtze River. (Data map) Photo courtesy of the Propaganda Department of the Zhiduo County Party Committee
Tashi Bading, director of the Bureau of Culture and Sports of Zhiduo County, previously introduced that Zhiduo County has a number of cultural tourism golden signboards such as "the source of the Yangtze River", "Zhumu's hometown" and "the place where heroes stand on", and has successively won the honors of "China's most beautiful cultural tourism demonstration county" and "China's most beautiful cultural tourism famous county".
In Zhiduo, the source area of the Yangtze River is famous for its beautiful alpine glaciers.
In 2021, a comprehensive scientific expedition team from the source of the Yangtze River discovered an ancient glacial site in the source area of the Yangtze River during an expedition to "Sobuchaye" (the name of mountains and rivers, meaning Mongolian handsome man) in Colorful Township, Zhiduo County.
The picture shows the nomadic life in the headwaters of the Yangtze River. (Data map) Photo courtesy of the Propaganda Department of the Zhiduo County Party Committee
The remains of Sobchaye Ice Valley are the largest, longest and most typical ice valley in the source area of the Yangtze River. It juts out into the Nycha River from the summit of the Gala Snow Mountain at an altitude of 5876,<> meters, and the ice tongue gradually melts with the warmth of global temperatures and the arrival of interglacial periods. This typical landform has important scientific value for exploring the evolution of the Yangtze River, and also adds a popular science education base to Sanjiangyuan National Park.
At the beginning of this year, the Sobuchaye Youth Volunteer Service Team from Dasheng Village, Colorful Township, Duo County, Autonomous County, began a quarterly water resource patrol protection and ecological photography work.
While protecting water sources, the volunteer service team members respect the original ecology, advocate grassroots art, use photography to retain the beauty of their hometown, record the traces of plateau animals and plants with lenses, and guide the herdsmen to actively participate in ecological protection through volunteering, education, service and other means, introduce the protection of "water resources, water environment and water ecology" into thousands of households, and integrate the concept of ecological development into daily life.
The picture shows the peaks in the headwaters of the Yangtze River. (Data map) Photo courtesy of the Propaganda Department of the Zhiduo County Party Committee
The Tongtian River in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River forms a perfect arc around the mountain in Yeqing Village, Xinxiang, Zhiduo County, forming today's Internet celebrity check-in place - "the first bay of the Yangtze River". The overall watershed has a strange topography, the integration of mountains and waters, and the combination of movement and static, presenting the harmonious beauty of natural scenery.
The person in charge of Xinxiang Township, Zhiduo County, said that while enjoying the magnificent scenery of the "first bay of the Yangtze River", tourists are welcome to experience the original nomadic life of the nomads in the source of the Yangtze River, "There is a unique and rich nomadic style and primitive and beautiful grassland scenery." ”
The picture shows glaciers in the headwaters of the Yangtze River. (Data map) Photo courtesy of the Propaganda Department of the Zhiduo County Party Committee
"We hope that tourists can taste grassland delicacies here, participate in grassland production activities, experience herdsman life, whether it is herding, milking, collecting cow dung, making ghee, experiencing being a 'herdsman', fully feeling the simple nomadic customs, appreciating the ancient and delicate nomadic culture, and fully feeling the harmonious coexistence between man and nature." The person in charge of the cultural and tourism department of Zhiduo County said. (End)