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Yellow River

Yellow River is the sixth longest river in the world at 5,464km. Its also the second longest river in Asia.

Yellow River flows west of China from its sources in Qinghai towards Bohai sea at Dongying, Shandong province. It flows through 9 provinces from Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia, border of Shaanxi and Shanxi, Henan and Shandong.

China's Yellow River Conservancy Commmission divides the Yellow River into three stages: Tibetan Pateau, the OrdosLoop and the North China plains.

Yellow River Route:

Lanzhou City

Location:
1540km from Beijing City
Travel Information:
2 hours by air from Beijing city

Lanzhou Zhongshan Bridge, Lanzhou City

The first bridge across Yellow River.

Gansu Yellow River, Lanzhou City

One of the key cities with Yellow River flowing through the city.

Qingcheng Ancient Town City God's Temple, Lanzhou City

An ancient town along the Yellow Rvier in Gansu Province.

Qingcheng Ancient Town, Lanzhou City

Ningxia Autonomous Region

Location:
Travel Information:
Honours:

Desert and Yellow River, Zhongwei County Yinchuan City

This section has boat rides along Yellow River.

Views from Yellow River, Zhongwei County Yinchuan City

The different sceneries such as a great wall section and water wheels along the Yellow River can be seen during the boat ride.

Henan Province

Location:
722km from Beijing
Travel Information:
5 hours by high speed train from Beijing, attraction by city transport
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Sanmenxia Dam, Sanmenxia city

The dam is the first major project across yellow river. It was completed in 1960 and used for power generation, flood control and irrigation.

Sanmenxia Dam

Sanmenxia Zhanggong Island

Sanmenxia Yellow River

Yellow River upstream of dam.

Sanmenxia Yellow River

Yellow River downstream of dam.

Yellow River, Zhengzhou City

Section of Yellow River at Zhengzhou.

Shandong Province

Location:
City centre district of Jinan City
Travel Information:
5 hours 40mins from Beijing by high speed train. Attractions by city transport
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Luokou Yellow River Bridge, Jinan City

A 100 years old bridge built by the Germans during their colonial rule of Jinan. The bridge is a national historical and cultural protected site.

Yellow River during winter, Jinan City

Dongying Yellow River

Xingtan Floating Bridge is the last bridge across Yellow River as it flow towards the Bo Sea.

Dongying Yellow River

Dongying Yellow River

Dongying Yellow River

Dongying Yellow River

Yellow River at the mouth of the river.

Dongying Yellow River

Yellow River at the mouth of the river.

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