In ancient times, China was composed of pockets of
civilization. The early people in China settled mostly along the Yangtze
River and Yellow River. Different pockets were ruled by different kings.
These early people were protected from the rest of the
world by many natural barriers. One of the most impressive barriers was
the Himalayan Mountains.
The Himalayan Mountains
are not located in modern day China. They run along the border to the
south. In ancient times, these mountains helped to protect the early
Chinese people from invasion.
The Himalayan Mountains to the south are very rugged.
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world! But Mount Everest is
not the only high peak in the Himalayan Mountains. The Himalayas include
ten (10!) of the highest peaks in the world.
Also: Mountains of the World