Meili Snow Mountain National Park begins construction

2008-10-19 15:18:00 | From:

Workers are paving the road in Deqen County, Deqen Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province on October 14, photo from Xinhua.

On the foot of Meili Snow Mountain, a sight-viewing platform next to the White Tower is under construction on October 14, photo from Xinhua.

Workers are constructing the sight-viewing platform, photo from Xinhua.

The cooperative development contract on Meili Snow Mountain National Park between Yunnan Tourism Industry Group and Deqen Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture marks the beginning of the contruction of Meili Snow Mountain National Park. Meili Snow Mountain locates in Deqen county, Deqen Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in southwest China's Yunnan province. As one of the 118 snow-capped mountains stand 5,000 meters high above sea level in the Three Parallel Rivers region, the Meili Snow Mountain rises 6,740 meters high and its peak is covered with glaciers formed thousands of years ago. Extending to the Mingyongcun forest region 2,700 meters above sea level, the glaciers are among the most grand and rare monsoon marine glaciers of low latitude and low altitude in the world. The construction of the Meili Snow Mountain National Park is expected to be finished in 2012.

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