Saturday, September 13, 2008

Miluo River

Miluo River is an important river in the Dongting Lake . It is famous as the location of the ritual suicide in 278 BC of Qu Yuan, a poet of during the Warring States period, in protest against the corruption of the era.

Originating in Xiushui county of Jiangxi province, the Miluo river is about 400 km long. It passes Pingjiang county in Hunan and empties into Dongting Lake in Miluo city. The river is formed by the confluence of the and rivers, of which the Mi river is the main branch. The two rivers become the Miluo river after joining in Daqiuwan , Miluo city.

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