In ancient times, China's geography included natural
barriers of fierce deserts and the Himalayan Mountains.
The Himalayans are not located in modern
day China. China's borders have changed over the years. They run along
near the border of southern China. The Himalayans are very high
mountains. Ten of the highest mountain peaks in the world are found in
the Himalayans, one of which is Mount Everest, the very highest peak in
In ancient times, as it is today, it is
very difficult to climb over the Himalayan Mountains. These mountains
helped to protect the early people who settled in the interior of China,
along the banks of China's two major river systems, from invasion. For
many year, China was isolated from the rest of world, in great part due
to her natural barriers.
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