The Zuo River (Chinese: ; pinyin: Zuǒjiāng; lit. 'Left River',Vietnamese: Tả Giang) is a river of Guangxi, China. It begins from the confluence of the Bằng River and Kỳ Cùng River near Longzhou and joins the You River ("Right River") near Nanning to form the Yong River. These rivers form part of the Pearl River system, which flows into the South China Sea near Guangzhou. The Zuo River historically was the main communication route in the area, linking the villages of the Zuo Valley to each other, to major Chinese centres to the north and east and to southern territories that are now part of Vietnam.[1]

Zuo River
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Zuo River scenery in Fusui
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Watershed of the Pearl River
Native name
Location
CountryChina, Vietnam
Physical characteristics
Length539 km (335 mi)
Basin size32,068 km2 (12,382 sq mi)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Demattè, Paola (June 2015). "Travel and landscape: the Zuo River Valley rock art of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China". Antiquity. 89 (345): 613–628. doi:10.15184/aqy.2014.49.

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Coordinates: 22°49′48″N 108°06′23″E / 22.8300°N 108.1064°E / 22.8300; 108.1064