The Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is the world’s largest canyon. It is located in Tibet, China and has a length of about 675 km. The canyon is carved out by the Tsangpo River, which flows off of the Himalayan mountain range.
The canyon is the deepest in the world. It is 12,430 feet deep. The height of the canyon wall varies from 600 to 8,500 feet. Its width ranges from 6 to 13 miles across.
Although it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is not an accessible place for visitors due to its remote location and difficult access. However this may change soon as there are plans in progress to build a road and railway line through the area in order to link Nepal and China together . According to experts who have studied Tibet’s topology, if these projects come into fruition they will not only be disastrous for local lifestyles but also prove detrimental for tourism and biodiversity .
The Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is not the only canyon in China to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Nu River has also received this nod and now belongs to two separate world heritage sites: the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas and the Hukou Waterfall of the Yellow River, shared with neighboring Jilin province, People’s Republic of China.