Episode 6

Iron tools, Peacock River, Legend of Loulan

Lying in the Taklimakan Desert, Lop Nur, as a hinterland, was once the location of Ancient Loulan. However, the deterioration of the local climate turned the prosperous cities into uninhabitable wastelands.

The ebb and flow of the Western Regions showed modern humans a real example of how climate change impacted civilization. Nature always rebalances towards harmony whenever people break the balance with it. The viewpoint of modern ecological civilization today comes from Chinese classical philosophy – Man and Nature are inextricably bound together.