Burxan-Buddha

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Burxan-Buddha

 

a mountain range in China, in the K’unlun system. It is bordered on the southeast by the edge of the Tsaidam depression, over which it towers at an altitude of 2, 000 m. It is about 320 km in length and more than 5, 000 m in altitude. Some summits are covered with snow and glaciers. The Burxan-Buddha Range is composed of granite, syenite, gneiss, clayey schist, and sandstone. It is cleft by canyons, including the valley of the Nomin Gol (river), which cuts through the entire range. The brushwood and grassy vegetation characteristic of high-mountain deserts predominates. The animals there are wild yaks, rams, and deer. Nomadic herding is practiced on the lower slopes.

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