Yarlung Zangbo River

Yarlung Zangbo River


Yarlung Zangbo River

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Yarlung River is a watercourse that originates upstream from the South Tibet Valley and Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon, in Tibet. It then passes through the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India, where it is known as the Dihang.

It is called Yarlung Zangbo or Yarlung River (), or Yalu Zangbu River (), or Yarlung Tsangpo (alternative transcription), Yarlung Zangbo Jiang (officially). The suffix Zangbo (or Tsangpo, Zangbu, etc.) denotes a river flowing from or through Tsang, i.e. Tibet west of Lhasa.

Downstream from Arunachal Pradesh the river becomes wider and at this point is called the Brahmaputra River. From Assam (India) the river has entered Bangladesh at Ramnabazar point. From there till about 200 years ago it used to flow eastward and joined Megna River near Bhairavbazar. This old channel has been gradually dying now. At present the main channel of the river is called Jamuna River, which follows southward to meet Ganges known in Bangladesh as the Padma.

When leaving the Tibetan Plateau, the Yarlung River flows in the world's largest and deepest canyon, Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon.. Quote: "The Tsangpo Gorge is the highest river in the world and it has stood as one of the last unattained adventure prizes left on earth, until...
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