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zupermaus
November 5th, 2007, 07:00 AM
CHINA
1.TEMPERATE FORESTS
deciduous
http://www.chinadialogue.net/UserFiles/Image/china_forest.jpg http://www.chinadialogue.net/UserFiles/Image/xinjiangforest2.jpg
Shennongjia, home to the mythical Wildman (read: Chinese Bigfoot)
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/ezine/2007-06/15/xin_250604150857857233793.jpg

http://www.bigfootencounters.com/images/0_manbear.jpg http://www.opendemocracy.net/content/articles/811/images/4.wild_man.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/zupermaus/shennongjiabridge.jpg

Jiuzhaiguo valley

http://terre.sans.frontiere.free.fr/page_a_voir_a_faire/a_voir_a_faire_images/Jiuzhaigou_20.jpg

http://www.samsays.com/Sam%20Pics/China/Jiuzhaigou%20Valley/images/pa245755.jpg http://www.china-ganzi.cn/web/ganzi/english/garze/pic/056.jpg

http://chinatour.net/images/tour/sichuan/jiuzhaigou.jpg http://www.shangri-la-river-expeditions.com/wchinaeco/autumn-forest.jpg

zupermaus
November 5th, 2007, 07:01 AM
(temperate forests continued)

the worlds largest reforrestation programs
http://www.forestscience.unimelb.edu.au/creswick_images/pictures/clip_image004.jpg
temperate rainforests
http://www.calacademy.org/research/cnhp/images/dscn0128-2.jpg http://www.exploringabroad.com/media/china-forest.jpg

http://www.keshikadventures.com/media/hainan/Mountain%20view/181331_2144166654_tqusrriv.jpg
http://i.pbase.com/u17/schentj/upload/39094343.SGLMTreevillus.jpg

2.DESERT
(sand desert, oases, rock deserts)


http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k222/shiyu918/taklamakan%20desert/ta4.jpg

http://images.google.co.uk/url?q=http://www.chinatour.com/photogallery/xinjiangshow/desert%2520return.jpg&usg=AFQjCNGIwtUz9CU1AdiGb8spwhFEkniOEA

http://www.piersallison.co.uk/images/china/walls_end.jpg http://travel.mongabay.com/china/600/china_106-7292.JPG

Dunhuang, with the worlds tallest dunes thousands of years in the making, 1500ft high:

http://asia.cnet.com/i/r/2005/dc/39254474/sc024.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/zupermaus/xdunes.jpg

http://www2.kenyon.edu/Depts/Religion/Fac/Adler/Reln270/Images270/Dunhuang-water-1-lg.jpg


http://www.qamera.com/train/images_article/073-1619-Dunhuang.jpg
http://www.travelchinaguide.com/images/photogallery/0013000/silk%20road%2010012984t.jpg

zupermaus
November 5th, 2007, 07:02 AM
(desert continued)

Shipton's Arch, recently 'rediscovered' by a National Geographic team in 2000 though the Chinese have known about it for millennia.
The worlds largest, tallest natural arch, the Empire State Building would scrape underneath it at 1250 ft high

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0012/images/feature6_main.jpg http://www.snowlion.com/snowlion/images/database/trip/Shipton%27s_Arch-1.jpg_22902561943f26bc6d130c.jpg http://images.travelpod.com/users/scottk/china-2007.1192820940.tour_shiptons_arch_south_side.jpg

http://alpenimage.com/store/media/CX%203912ss.jpg



3.SUBTROPICAL FOREST (elephant country)
Xishuangbanna
http://www.svali.ru/pic/pictures/45/r_p_5b408bd5435ec9bb858440be8079ac98.jpg http://english.people.com.cn/200701/18/images/xin_3301041811013682477044.jpg


http://english.cri.cn/mmsource/image/2005-5-23/scene01.jpg http://www.yfao.gov.cn/UpLoadFile/2007/09/26/2007926125138669.jpg
1500 ft Baishui waterfall, Guangzhou
http://www.lifeofguangzhou.com/node_10/node_35/node_155/node_525/node_526/img/2006/11/14/116348098011083_2.jpg http://www.lifeofguangzhou.com/node_10/node_35/node_155/node_525/node_526/img/2006/11/14/116348098011083_4.jpg



4.TROPICAL RAINFOREST (read: jungle), secondary, primary

Hainan
thick secondary forest
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1240/780424165_32223bafe3.jpg?v=0 http://images.china.cn/images1/200703/387598.jpg
untouched primary forest
http://www.fas.org/china_lands/images/hainan_sm.jpg http://english.people.com.cn/200701/15/images/0114_B43.jpg
(much more light)
http://images.china.cn/images1/200703/387597.jpg http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1405/1005025888_adc534e01d.jpg?v=0

zupermaus
November 5th, 2007, 07:03 AM
5.MANMADE LANDSCAPES

rice terraces (some of these landscapes took 2000 years to create, and cover thousands of sq. miles)
Yunnan
http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~kclarke/G128/china_yunnan_province_terraced_fields_van_gogh.jpg
Guangxi - (my one favourite pic of this thread)
http://www.fuseki.net/imgg/L044_Longsheng_Rice_Terraces_GUANGXI.jpg
Guilin
http://www.chinahighlights.com/image/attraction/guilin/zhuang-and-yao-ethnic-tribes-longsheng-terraced-field-in-longji-area/longji-terrace1.jpg
http://www.chinaodysseytours.com/tours/pictures/12-days-China-Landscape-Tour/daybyday/terrace-guilin-1.jpg
http://english.people.com.cn/200505/30/images/0529_D73.jpg http://english.people.com.cn/200506/23/images/hani.jpg

http://www.bbc.co.uk/collective/dnaimages/gallery/2/membergallery10/33.jpg

other farmland
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5690/9404314598te.jpg
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/9457/9408824021fa.jpg

zupermaus
November 5th, 2007, 07:04 AM
(farmland continued)


red earth regions

http://www.sd.xinhuanet.com/lypd/2005-03/29/xinsrc_5303022911130781442920.jpg

http://i.pbase.com/g6/05/465705/2/84744238.HIHxPyQJ.jpg http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/4901/chinamu8.jpg http://www.ihb.ac.cn/isap/eng/images/htd1.jpg

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/7897/chinatc1.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/zupermaus/redearthregionchina.jpg

vineyards/ Mediterranean
http://www.vinography.com/archives/images/vinography_desktop_mountain_vineyard-thumb.jpg
http://images.google.co.uk/url?q=http://www.oftwominds.com/photos07/vineyard1.jpg&usg=AFQjCNEzay0bqXU7rHP0l4XsWDzAHFuS6w

6.ICE DESERTS, Tibet

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/puma_yumco_mosaic.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20070713/capt.sge.bhc65.130707025738.photo00.photo.default-512x341.jpg

zupermaus
November 5th, 2007, 07:05 AM
(ice deserts continued)

Xinjiang, where glacier meets desert - the only other place that this happens is Mongolia
http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/content/1/c6/04/82/41/keqikar%20glacier.jpg
summer oasis
http://people.whitman.edu/%7Ecarsonrj/trips/Tibet/samye.jpg
winter solitude
http://www.chinareview.com/images/provinces-gansu-jiayuguan-jiayuguan-pass.jpg
Tsangpo river system
http://images.inmagine.com/img/pixtal/pt188/CD188040.jpg http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k222/shiyu918/yarlung%20zangbo%20river/6.jpg
Summer, Namtso, Tibet
http://www.presscluboftibet.org/upload/news/2/85b94cedabfae89e00390306d0838f59.jpg

http://image.bbs.tom.com/data1/pic/363/68/68660_n.jpg
tundra and snowfields (Tibet and Manchuria)
http://www.shangri-la-river-expeditions.com/wchinaeco/tundra-and-lakes.jpg

http://somedaynevercomes.com/images/233.jpg

the worlds snowiest area, NE Asia (Siberia, Japan, Korea, Manchuria)
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/seawifs_china_snow.jpg

zupermaus
November 5th, 2007, 07:06 AM
7.VOLCANIC

Wudulianchi lava fields (Black Mountain)
http://volcano.und.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/north_asia/china/slide3.jpg http://volcano.und.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/north_asia/china/slide4.jpg
http://www.china-window.com/moxiepix/b1_364.jpg http://malay.cri.cn/mmsource/images/2007/05/23/wudalianchi3.jpg
Baitoushan volcano and Tianchi volcanic lake
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/ISS006-E-43366.jpg
http://geology.isu.edu/idahorocks/Images/Buttons/Baitoushan.jpg


Tengchong's 20 volcanoes, Yunnan

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/415/xswu4.jpg

http://www.chinaculturecenter.org/photo/2008/02/635_H776w.jpg

http://www.iomoon.com/tengchong1.jpg http://www.cnadventure.com/Images/yunnan-nujiang-tour-liuku-heshun-ruili-zaotanghui-tengchong-baihualing-kunming24.jpg

zupermaus
November 5th, 2007, 07:07 AM
8. BAMBOO FOREST

- in effect the largest, fastest growing grass - some species can grow 6ft in a day

Mekong river (subtropical)
http://www.bamboofinearts.com/images/Mauibbo1.jpeg http://singleplanet.blogs.com/photos/support_these_people/mekongbamboo.jpg http://cache.eb.com/eb/image?id=12994&rendTypeId=4


temperate (panda land)
http://www.chinadialogue.net/UserFiles/Image/china_bamboo_forest.jpg http://annatam.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/bamboo%205_new%20edited.jpg

Bamboo species can reach 70ft high
http://somedaynevercomes.com/images/198.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/489985.jpg
http://www.jackiechan.com/i/journal_images/20070517JCJ-2.jpg

zupermaus
November 5th, 2007, 07:08 AM
9.GRASSLANDS - Prairies, moors, savannah and high steppe
http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/4701/9404291177is.jpg

http://image.bbs.tom.com/data1/pic/363/68/68659_n.jpg

http://image.bbs.tom.com/data1/pic/363/68/68658_n.jpg

http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/940/9404292988nd.jpg

http://image.bbs.tom.com/data1/pic/363/68/68653_n.jpg

http://www.dur.ac.uk/yaoling.niu/Photos_files/Photos/Work/TianShan.jpg

http://english.cri.cn/mmsource/images/2005/08/15/naqu_viewvv.jpg



10.MARSHLAND swamps, bogs, bayous (the worlds greatest wildfowl sites)


http://www.showchina.org/en/enviroment/200701/W020070731560056920804.jpg


tens of thousands died here in the marshes/ sinking mud/ quicksand during the Long March


http://www.biology-blog.com/images/blogs/8-2006/tidal-marshes-72270.jpg http://english.people.com.cn/200611/30/images/1129_B35.jpg

zupermaus
November 5th, 2007, 07:10 AM
(wetlands continued)


http://arch.ced.berkeley.edu/kap/thumbs/SFBay/images/02_miwok.jpg http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/6716/9324453504tg.jpg


mangrove swamps


http://www.tongzhiholidays.com/pic/pic-to-hk/library/71806L.jpg http://www.unepscs.org/images/front_page/Mangroves/South-China-Sea-Mangrove-Training_10.JPG

http://www.brim.ac.cn/brime/bdinchn/photo/29.jpg

http://www.wahyan.edu.hk/pta/activity/photo_20031116_EcoTour/20031116_WYCPTA_Eco_outing_021.JPG

zupermaus
November 5th, 2007, 07:11 AM
11. CORAL ISLANDS Reefs, atolls, sand and coral beaches


http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k222/shiyu918/hainan%20island/13-hainanisland2.jpg

http://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/web/3727_web.jpg http://www.regenttour.com/chinaplanner/hainan/REEF_01.jpg http://www.regenttour.com/chinaplanner/hainan/yellowfish.gif

http://www.chinaholidays.co.uk/cities-and-regions/images/Sanya2.jpg http://www.tangdynastytravel.com/tours/honeymoon-tours/hainan.jpghttp://www.caissa.de/de/2007/katalogbilder/reisen/ct_bg_hainan.jpg

http://www.sanya-adv.com/abouthainan/sanya/pic/sanya8b.jpg

zupermaus
November 5th, 2007, 07:13 AM
12.CONIFEROUS FOREST

http://cooleast.hypermart.net/gallery/Jiuzhaigou5.jpg

http://www.chinats.com/jiuzhaigou/images/2_b.jpg

http://www.chinaodysseytours.com/tours/pictures/T-Ray-Cummings/daybyday/lake-of-heaven-d.jpg

http://www.samsays.com/Sam%20Pics/China/Jiuzhaigou%20Valley/images/pa245930.jpg http://cooleast.hypermart.net/gallery/jiuzhaigou2.jpg


http://www.shanghaihighlights.com/shanghai-china-travel/images/huangshan/huangshan02.jpg

http://www.pacificdelighttours.com/Images/huangshan.jpg
http://home.att.net/%7EConifers/HuangshanPine.sunrise.jpg
240ft high Sequoia groves, Sichuan


http://i.pbase.com/u16/schentj/upload/39057858.SGLM95.jpg

zupermaus
November 5th, 2007, 07:15 AM
(coniferous continued)

Mt Huangshan
http://www.0559u.com/Pic/wallpaper/huangshan.jpg

http://www.panoramio.com/photos/original/968668.jpg


13. KARST LANDSCAPES

These rock formations cover an area of China the size of France and Spain combined
Guilin

http://www.intsci.ac.cn/PRIMA2006/image/guilin.jpg


http://www.luminous-landscape.com/images39-china/netting-1013-thumb.jpg http://www.relaischateaux.com/IMG/jpg/Publie-Karst-2.jpg



http://torchrelay.beijing2008.cn
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/5479/guilinok0in0km0mk5.jpg



www.china-hefei.com (http://www.china-hefei.com)
http://www.china-hefei.com/UploadFiles/0610/200743141118712.jpg




ww.eu169.com
http://www.eu169.com/images/agency/img/mzl66/1188893630321.jpg

Sichuan
http://www.speleogenesis.info/archive/sg9/artId3292/img/04-Zhu-Wal-F05c_LR.jpg http://www.chinaholidays.co.uk/cities-and-regions/images/guilin2.jpg



Yunnan stone forest

http://www.uwec.edu/jolhm/EH/Below/Images/karst%20towers.gif http://www.uh.edu/%7Ejbutler/kunming/stoneforest2.jpg

http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/07/sci_nat_world_heritage_nominees/img/2.jpg http://www.goway.com/asia/china/ch_img/kunming_stone_forest450.jpg

zupermaus
November 5th, 2007, 07:16 AM
Hebei

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k222/shiyu918/wudang2.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k222/shiyu918/wudang%20temples/WUDANG.jpg


Fujian
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k222/shiyu918/wuyi2.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k222/shiyu918/wuyi-1.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k222/shiyu918/wuyi%20mt/wuyi5.jpg



The thousands of pillars at Wulingyuan:

http://terre.sans.frontiere.free.fr/page_a_voir_a_faire/a_voir_a_faire_images/wulingyuan_2.jpg http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/ce/cenp/eng/Tourism/dzgly/W020041027386351251226.jpg

http://www.zjjszj.com/admin/upimages/200726155953800.gif http://www.65666333.com/ditu/hunan/pic/wulingyuan.jpg

http://www.svali.ru/pic/pictures/45/r_p_f04364ca6ed4dc5f43919e57f0f4b7f5.jpg


http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/07/15/travel/15wul600.1.jpg


14.HIGH PLATEAU

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k222/shiyu918/pamirsplateau.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k222/shiyu918/pamirsplateayu2.jpg

zupermaus
November 5th, 2007, 07:16 AM
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k222/shiyu918/2-3.jpg
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k222/shiyu918/geladandong-1.jpg

15.SALT LAKES/SALT PANS
Over 100 salt lakes dot Tibet, the remains of the inland Tethys Sea, a prehistoric, landlocked ocean from millions of years ago (and yep two of the lakes have rumours of lake monsters).

Chaerhan
http://english.cri.cn/mmsource/images/2006/08/07/4295p02.jpg http://www.chinatoday.com.cn/English/y200212/images/12fotos/p14n11.jpg

http://english.cri.cn/mmsource/images/2006/08/07/4295p11.jpg http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-09/15/xin_43090215074895600413.jpg
http://images.google.co.uk/url?q=http://www.dinside.no/km_bilde/2/195862.jpg&usg=AFQjCNHjKeB6g1x5-BDMxExJLUR2bAVujA

16.LOESS LANDS/ MEDITERRANEAN

semi-desert
http://www.citg.tudelft.nl/live/binaries/821ac8cb-274b-404b-9ba3-e756c43bc300/img/YR_loessarea.gif
Loess is actually vast sediment deposits from China's great rivers, much of it left by catastrophic floods and course changes. It is not desert but is in fact some of the richest, most nutrient rich land for farming, aswell as being used for millennia for troglodyte housing (equally catastrophic in earthquakes - 830,000 died from cave-ins in a 1556 earthquake).
http://www.soue.org.uk/souenews/issue4/yellow2.jpg http://www.abc.net.au/science/photos/desertification/img/6.jpg

zupermaus
November 5th, 2007, 07:18 AM
http://knows.jongo.com/UserFiles/Image/geographycarissa/55.jpg http://www.wtnrradio.com/images/cave.gif
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/39/Loess_landscape_china.jpg/800px-Loess_landscape_china.jpg

Mediterranean climate areas
http://www.public.iastate.edu/%7Ebwilsey/Loess.jpg

http://www.geo.umass.edu/climate/images/loess.jpg http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid206/pd03838e0417c4e92cd6691eb38cb3ec3/eed44715.jpg

17. RIVER GORGES/ CANYON LANDS

Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest in the world (at 4000m twice the depth of the Grand Canyon, but vying with the Qingcheng Houshan gorge for the title), so called because legends claim a hunted tiger once leapt across it (its 25m at its narrowest point)
http://www.earthriver.com/c30L.jpg http://www.m-why.com/images/IMGP0591pic.JPG

check out the size of the people in the last pic

http://www.expreference.com/images/yunnan-waterfall.jpg http://www.chinaodysseytours.com/tours/pictures/11-days-Romantic-China-Southwest-Natural-Tour/daybyday/tiger-leaping-gorge3.jpg

zupermaus
November 5th, 2007, 07:18 AM
(canyons/ gorges continued)

The Three Gorges, Yangtze
http://www.tellthetruthtravel.com/images/China/WuGorge5.jpg

The massive river, normally 10 miles wide, squeezes through a series of narrow inlets -the river speeds up and the depth reaches 600ft deep, the sheer walls rise thousands of feet overhead (although now raised an extra 500ft from the dam).
http://www.cruisemarket.com/china_gorge_large.JPG http://www.cruisemarket.com/china_yangtze_gorge_large_vert.JPG
http://www.marionkaplan.com/lib/mkchc102.jpg http://www.china-hiking.com/ThreeGorges/xiling.gif

cysthead30
November 5th, 2007, 09:13 AM
Yeah....it looks like China takes the cake on this one. Wow....that country is amazing.....cant wait to visit.

MidtownGuy
November 5th, 2007, 12:36 PM
Fascinating! Thank you very much.

newyorkrules
November 9th, 2007, 12:33 AM
:D:Dbeautiful!

zupermaus
December 21st, 2007, 06:26 AM
I was just looking through Edwin Cheng's photos....

雲南
羅平晨曦
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2190/2077789769_ecfa8285fb_b.jpg
大理-洱海

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2305/2081240412_03a5103254_b.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/152/408497198_7485c70242_b.jpg

四川
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2364/2043574989_8c079278a5_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2025/2041689105_bdf4d22834_b.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/187/416480134_a9f86ee08f_b.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/417192127_9b78294e58_b.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/185/416439870_fcf9ddce1b_b.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/424172112_393c8be7dc_b.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwin_cheng/

zupermaus
June 9th, 2008, 01:29 AM
worlds largest sinkholes, Yungang:

http://www.speleogenesis.info/archive/sg9/artId3290/img/02-Zhu-Chen-F05c_LR.jpg

http://www.speleogenesis.info/archive/sg9/artId3290/img/02-Zhu-Chen-F07c_LR.jpg


Cave villages, Anshun (note the lack of rooves):

http://cellar.org/2006/caveVillage01.jpg http://www.oddee.com/_media/imgs/articles/a174_school1.jpg


http://www.oddee.com/_media/imgs/articles/a174_school2.jpg



Tenglong Cave, reputedly the worlds largest by volume (4o million cubic metres, 60km in length):

www.shutterasia.com (http://www.shutterasia.com)
http://www.pbase.com/heng88/image/96813826/original.jpg

The first cavern, also the worlds largest, is 4km long
http://www.pbase.com/heng88/image/96813836/original.jpg

first station 2.2 km in
http://www.pbase.com/heng88/image/96834400/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/heng88/image/96813850/original.jpg

MidtownGuy
June 9th, 2008, 11:25 AM
The cave village is absolutely incredible! I never knew. Thanks.

zupermaus
August 13th, 2008, 08:44 AM
Is this the worlds new largest natural arch?

tianmenshan 天门山 Check out the size of the person
http://www.zjjzyr.cn/attachments/month_0707/02_FGmcTwYNVo9Q.jpg



http://www.cnzozo.com/updata/allimg/20070421/1050174.jpg

http://www.sc517.cn/sanxa/img/18a.jpg

NYC4Life
August 13th, 2008, 03:15 PM
Riding those Gondalas must be a thrill.

The Benniest
August 17th, 2008, 11:50 PM
Absolutely fantastic pictures! So many wonderful places I had no idea even existed like the Cave Village.

:eek:

RedFerrari360f1
September 20th, 2008, 10:02 AM
If someone wanted to hide out in China... they certainly have alot of places to pick from.

antinimby
September 20th, 2008, 06:29 PM
Mediterranean climate areasChina has no Mediterranean climatic areas.

zupermaus
September 22nd, 2008, 08:49 AM
It has, alot of it in the West and Xinjiang, also areas in Inner Mongolia. It's set to become the worlds largest wine producer by the 2020s

(aka the grape wall of China)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1383/875243760_addc9aa415.jpg?v=0 http://www.somild.com/vineyard.jpg

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/06/05/gallery/greenwall_zoom.jpg http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0fbV3Ld9q80Zq/610x.jpg

http://www.grapewallofchina.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/yunnan_red_wine.JPG

The streets of Turpan and Kashgar have used grape vines over the streets for centuries to protect from the sun:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2329/2482282100_aceffe52e3.jpg http://www.chinahighlights.com/image/travelguide/special-report/turpan-harvest2.jpg

http://www.brianschaller.com/ch59.JPG http://www.chinatoday.com.cn/English/chinatours/images/content/turpan.jpg

http://english.people.com.cn/200609/02/images/0901_C79.jpg http://www.chinareview.com/images/provinces-inner-mongolia-baotou.jpg

http://www.showchina.org/en/Gallery/Scenery/200711/W020071112330715928069.jpg http://eng.tibet.cn/news/otn/W020071127379304530937.jpg

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/2407/rojamcr5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/rojamcr5.jpg/1/w800.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img508/rojamcr5.jpg/1/)

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/8076/rojamqu0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/rojamqu0.jpg/1/w800.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img508/rojamqu0.jpg/1/)

Autumn in Inner Mongolia

http://i.pbase.com/o6/67/741167/1/86898629.3W5gGqGh.InnerMogoliaChina007.jpg http://pro.corbis.com/images/CB066857.jpg?size=572&uid=%7B4558E691-92F9-4EC1-967C-179509D4995B%7D

http://k41.pbase.com/o6/67/741167/1/86894816.RQzIssGd.InnerMogoliaChina004.jpg http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-10/05/xinsrc_4421004051707515195329.jpg

antinimby
September 28th, 2008, 03:00 AM
Just because a place grows grapes and/or has wineries does not make them mediterranean. LOL.

Wine making is found across the U.S. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_wine) and across many different climatic regions, from the West Coast to the East Coast, where New York is actually one of the leading wine producing states.

Now back to Mediterranean climates, here's more info (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediterranean_climate) for you to read up on first.

Second, here's a map (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/32/World_Koppen_Map.png) (warning: large file) of the Köppen climate classification (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6ppen_climate_classification) and as you can see there is no Mediterranean climate regions (Csa, Csb) in or near China.

Just because the western part of China is arid does not make it Mediterranean. That's like saying Salt Lake City or Boise is mediterranean.