The Yellow River, Huang He, is 5,464 kilometres long, ranking fifth in the world. Originating in the Qinghai Tibetan Plateau,
it flows east through nine provinces and empties into the Bohai Sea. Sometimes Huang He is poetically
called the ‘Muddy Flow’. The rich silt carried by Huang He formed fertile farmland that is the birthplace of Chinese culture. The earliest characters, villages, cities
and drawings originated here. Huang He is regarded as the ‘Mother of China’.