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China - Travel Video.
China - Travel Video.DVD. 100 Minutes. With an eye on the future, more Chinese are reaching out to the people and culture of the West. They have opened their nation to the gaze of visitors as more Westerners are touring this remarkable republic for themselves. This beautiful video visits the national capital of Beijing, a powerhouse tempered by parks and the magnificent Forbidden City. Make a stop in Suzhou, the Venice of the Far East, and Hangzou and the West Lake, where Chinese newlyweds spend their honeymoons. Marvel at the physical and historical expanse of The Great Wall, built by human muscle and stretching nearly four thousand miles over mountains and desert. At X'ian, see the famed Clay Army of terra cotta warriors that guarded the tomb of China's first emperor. Visit Guilin, a picturesque river valley known for its artistic inspiration. Make stops in Guangzhou and Shenzhen before visiting Shanghai, a magical megalopolis known as the world's most energetic city. Finally, travel to Hong Kong, one of the most thrilling urban centers with the most beautiful skyline on Earth. Extra Features: Chinese Opera: Arias & Acrobats - Acrobatics, mime and music tell stories of cultural heritage. The Dowager & The Last Emperor - An intriguing glimpse at Ancient Chinese hierarchy in the Forbidden City. Shanghai: City With A Past - A fascinating East-meets-West political history The Li River: A Fantasy Landscape - Rising mists join heaven and Earth at these nature-sculpted banks. Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture - The healing power of herbs, seeds, roots, and the ancient art of acupuncture. Beijing Sights: Through the Eyes of History - The historical and cultural significance of the Great Wall, The Forbidden City, and Tiananmen Square.
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China - Travel 2 DVD set.
China - Travel 2 DVD set.Globe Trekker Video. China is the third largest country in the world and, with more than a billion people, it is home of 20% of the world population. While one of the oldest civilizations, its future will undoubtedly shape the 21st century? Traveller Justine Shapiro explores the traditional South West of China, the autonomous region of Guangxi, and the provinces of Guizhou, Yunnan and Sichuan, while Megan McCormick journeys though Central China, from Shanghai to the Yellow Mountains, and from the Yangzi River to Xian, the ancient capital of China. Zay Harding completes the tour traveling through the four provinces of South East China from Guanzhou to Nanchang. Along the way? $_$_START_LIST ? Attend a traditional Long Horn Mio ceremony and listen to their amazing singing. ? Visit the Huangguoshu Waterfalls, the largest in Asia. ? See the endangered Giant Panda. ? Visit a silk factory in Suzhou, the silk capital of China, and attend the temple fair celebrating the end of the silk harvest. ? Walk among the 8,000 terracotta warriors built to guard to tomb of China's first emperor, Emperor Chin. Approximately. 3 hours $_$_END_LIST
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Discoveries...Asia: China - Beijing, Great Wall, Xi'an, Guili, Hong Kong and Shanghai Travel Video.
Discoveries...Asia: China - Beijing, Great Wall, Xi'an, Guili, Hong Kong and Shanghai Travel Video.DVD. Bennett-Watt Productions. Featuring Beijing, Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, tai chi chuan, Summer Palace, Great Wall, Xi'an Terracotta Warriors, Guilin, Yangshuo City Market, Hong Kong, world's longest open-air escalator, Symphony of Lights, Hangshou & Shanghai.
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China - Travel Video.
China - Travel Video.DVD. 7 Days. 52 Minutes. China's Imperial City is located in the centre of its ancient Middle Kingdom, a gigantic and inscrutable empire beyond the Great Wall. The Imperial City is entered through the Gates of Heavenly Peace. After seven years of construction, Ming Emperor Zhu Di moved into his newly-established palace complex in which more than 8,000 people lived in almost 1,000 rooms. The palace served as both a residential and governmental seat to the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. A stone's throw away from the old Summer Palace is the Garden of Harmonious Unity that was the favorite garden of the Emperor's household who retreated to its cool lakeside shores during the humid months of summer. Close to Badaling the Great Wall Of China extends majestically across misty mountains. It is the largest Man-made structure in the world and was erected to protect the country from invasion from the North. The gigantic wall represented the division of two very different cultures.On one side the Central Asian Nomads and on the other the highly developed civilization of the emerging Chinese Empire. Shanghai is a Gigantic City and a meeting point of both east and west. The shoreline is without a doubt the city's main focal point and is a combination of past, present and future and contains the historic monuments and eye catching buildings of a great city. Famous explorer Marco Polo referred to Suzhou as the `Venice of the East', a city that is particularly famous for its gardens. Many of its extremely elegant buildings are remnants of a glorious past. Yunnan?s most famous site is the unique Stone Forest Of Shi Lin, a forest of rock that extends for 27,000 hectares. Hong Kong is a city of the superlative with glimmering skyscrapers that seem to take root in the sky and one elegant building after another with shining glass and hi-tech facades. China is a world within a world!
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China - Travel Video.
China - Travel Video.DVD. World Destinations. 27 Minutes. A journey though China is an experience for the real traveler. It is a trip of a lifetime, with magnificent beauty.
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Amazing Wonders of the World: China - In The Middle Kingdom - Travel Video.
Amazing Wonders of the World: China - In The Middle Kingdom - Travel Video.VHS. Your journey begins at one of China's most imposing landmarks, the Great Wall - the only man-made object on Earth that can be seen from space with the naked eye. Beijing, your next destination, is on a scale that matches the Great Wall's, for it's home to some 13 million people. Next you will set sail down the Grand Canal, the largest man-made waterway in the world, and visit the Temple of Hell, where tourists take good-natured "tests" to see if their souls are worthy of heaven. China travel videos In Hong Kong, you will travel to the top of Victoria Peak, and your visit ends as you watch beautiful birds migrate to the wetlands of the New Territories. 52 minutes.
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China: Ancient Rhythms & Modern Currents - Travel Video.
China: Ancient Rhythms & Modern Currents - Travel Video.Video Visits. The ancient splendor of China provides a breathtaking feast for the eyes. Travel the vast countryside and see the monumental Great Wall stretching from the Gobi Desert to the East China Sea. In bustling Beijing, the exquisite opera company awaits you, as does the playground of ancient emperors in The Forbidden City. You'll learn the secrets of Chinese medicine and uncover the amazing army of terra cotta warriors that guards Xi'ans Imperial Tomb. 60 minutes.
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Touring China - Travel Video.
Touring China - Travel Video.VHS. Known as China's "Golden Line," this unforgettable tour includes Beijing, the national capital, a powerhouse tempered by parks and the magnificent Forbidden City: Suzhou, the Venice of the Far East; Hangzhou and the island-studded West Lake, where newlyweds spend their honeymoons; The Great Wall, built by human muscle and stretching 4000 miles over mountains and desert; Xi'an, famed for the terra cotta warriors that guarded the tomb of China's first emperor; Guilin, ringed by a fantasy of crags and mountains that the are the heart of Chinese painting; Guangzhou, better known to the West as "Canton"; Shenzhen, China's booming capitalistic showcase; Shanghai, a magical megalopolis that was once regarded as the wickedest city in the world, and today is one of the world's most energetic; Hong Kong, one of the world's most exciting cities, with the most beautiful skyline on earth. It's all here, the new China reaching out to the entire world. 68 minutes.
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Amazing Planet Earth - The Island Continent, Australia, and In the Middle Kingdom, China - Travel Video.
Amazing Planet Earth - The Island Continent, Australia, and In the Middle Kingdom, China - Travel Video.DVD. 100 Minutes. Program 1: The Island Continent - The Land Down Under has many faces, from arid deserts to lush rainforests. Explore the cracks and crevices of Ayers Rock, and witness an ancient Aboriginal ceremony. Take a fascinating step back in time when you visit Alice Springs, from where most of the world's opals are mined. Get subterranean at Coober Pedy, whose residents escape the heat by building their homes and businesses underground. Not all of Australia is barren and forbidden. The Great Barrier Reef, the largest living organism on planet Earth, is home to 1,500 species of fish. Program 2: In the Middle Kingdom - Filled with amazing wonders of 4,000 years of civilization, China is a fascinating land of pagodas and palaces, imperial dynasties and modern political upheaval. This program visits China's must-see sites as well as "the parts that seem a little more untouched." Your itinerary includes the Great Wall, the only man-made object on Earth that can be seen from outer space; Beijing and its legendary attractions; the mysterious Forbidden City, the Grand Canal, the Temple of Hell, where visitors take good-natured "tests" to see if their souls are worthy of heaven, and Hong Kong's breathtaking Victoria Park.
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China - Travel Video.
China - Travel Video.Channel 1000. 2 volume set Travel across 2,000 miles and 4,000 years of legends to discover the treasures of China. See the monumental Great Wall, and bustling Beijing. Enter the Forbidden City and Shanghai, the largest seaport of the Far East. Stroll along the Bund and watch the cargo ships go by. 60 minutes. Not a great video but will give a nice overview.
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Central China - Travel Video.
Central China - Travel Video.Globe Trekker Video. Central China is the cradle of Chinese civilization. Comprised of four states: Shaanxi, Henan, Shanxi and Inner Mongolia. The region is brought together by the legendary Yangtze River and the mythology of fear and fertility it carries. Traveler Megan McCormick begins her journey in the capitalist city of Shanghai before traveling through Suzhou to the stunning Yellow Mountains. After a few days hiking and a trip down the river she ends her journey among the Terracotta Army of Xi'an. 50 minutes Along the way... ? Train with Shanghai's famous acrobatic troupe. ? Learn to spin silk in Suzhou. ? Sample local snake wine in Tunxi. ? Visit the huge Three Gorges Dam. ? View the Buddhist carving in the caves at Dazu. The material in this video was previously released under the title "Lonely Planet"
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South West China - Travel Video.
South West China - Travel Video.Globe Trekker. China is the third largest country in the world and home to a fifth of the world's population. Closed to travelers for 30 years it is now moving on from its Maoist past offering visitors a stunning mix of bustling cites and epic landscapes. Traveler Justine Shapiro visits the southwest of China, starting in the Guangxi province. After a visit to the wondrous limestone pinnacle of Moon Hill, and a stay in Lung Ga, she makes her way to the Sichuan province and the bustling city of Chengdu. Her final destination is Songpan where she ends her journey with a horse trek in the breathtaking Ximending Mountains. Along the Way - ? See the amazing Long Horn Miao tribe named after the wooden horns which the women wear in their hair. ? Visit the Giant Panda research center in Sichuan. ? View the spectacular Huangguoshu Waterfalls - the largest in Asia. ? Travel the route taken by the communists in the Long March of 1934. 47 minutes
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China: Beyond the Clouds - Travel Video.
China: Beyond the Clouds - Travel Video.National Geographic. 2-Volume Set. This set of two National Geographic videos take you to Lijiang, a small ancient town in Yunnan province, and learn about life in China of the 1990s. Granted unprecedented access by the Chinese government, British film-maker Phil Agland captures the compelling drama of life in Lijiang. Exquisite and engrossing cinematography exposes people and events in post Cultural Revolution China like never before. For the first time, the people of Lijiang tell their own compelling stories in their own voices. Journey behind the scenes and witness the joy and pain of daily life during a time of dramatic social transformation. 120 minutes. ~ Rare (only a few copies left in the world) ~
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Chinatown - Travel Video.
Chinatown - Travel Video.DVD. Globe Trekker Video. In the 21st century China's population reached 1.3 billion making it the most populous country in the world. Presently, there are 34 million Chinese living overseas. The migration of Chinese communities across the world means that nearly every country has a Chinatown... In this special edition of Globetrekker Chinatown, Lavinia Tan, Justine Shapiro and Megan McCormick travel worldwide to explore the magic and mystery of Chinatowns across the globe. Lavinia Tan begins the journey in Malaysia and Singapore where overseas traders led the earliest migrations of Chinese people. Then it's off to Lima to trace the history and influence of the Coolie trade on Peruvian culture. The journey continues from there to the United States, where Justine Shapiro visits San Francisco and learns about the Chinese participation in the Gold Rush of 1849. Meanwhile Megan McCormick explores New York's Lower East Side, home to the largest Chinatown in the Western Hemisphere. After a short trip to London's Soho, Lavinia Tan ends this journey with a visit to Hong Kong exploring the world famous film industry and the 21st century migration of Chinese back to their homeland. Along the way... Visit one of Penang's five famous clan temples. Try a Chinese spin on the traditional Peruvian dish, guinea pig. Learn traditional kung fu from Hong Kong martial arts actors. Customize your fortune cookies at San Francisco's Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory.
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Guilin A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music - Travel Video.
Guilin A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music - Travel Video.DVD. Naxos Scenic Musical Journeys. 60 Minutes. The Places Guilin, in Guangxi Province, is famous for its scenic beauty, in which nature seems to imitate Chinese art in a remarkable way. Other districts too boast the extraordinary rock formations that are a feature of the area, set against the lakes and rivers. The region is the home to a number of the 56 ethnic minorities of China, with glimpses of the Yao and Tong peoples, of the spectacular Dragon Spine terraced hillsides where rice is grown in Longsheng Country and the thin ribbon of rushing water that forms the Longsheng Waterfall. The Music The music chosen for this tour of Guilin is played on traditional Chinese instruments. Performing the music are wind and string ensembles known as 'silk and bamboo', from their silk strings and bamboo pipes, and ensembles that also include percussion. Instruments given prominence include the dizi, a transverse bamboo flute, its characteristic timbre produced by a vibrating membrane over one of the holes, the yangqin, a Chinese dulcimer whose strings are struck with two bamboo sticks. Happy Family and Three Five Seven feature the Chinese shawm, or the suona, and the sheng, a free-reed mouth organ, can be heard in the music that accompanies Longsheng Waterfall. Traditional Chinese music, like Chinese painting, is largely representational, its character indicated in its titles, although these may sometimes be drawn from opera or from poems.
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Hangzhou A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music - Travel Video.
Hangzhou A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music - Travel Video.DVD. Naxos Scenic Musical Journeys. 60 Minutes. The Places Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, held a position of importance from the time of the Sui dynasty (581-617 C.E.), and is sited at the end of the Grand Canal, with linked waterways that provided communication between the provinces of China. It was the capital of the Southern Song dynasty (1127-1276), visited by Marco Polo in the following Mongol Yuan dynasty. He compared Hangzhou to Venice, praised its traditional arts and crafts, and commented on its great importance in the spice trade and on the beauty of the West Lake with its bordering pavilions and temples. Historical monuments abound, with temples and pagodas, and buildings that recall ancient China. The Music The music chosen for this tour of Hangzhou is played on traditional Chinese instruments. Unusually there is a Bach Minuet, transcribed for the Chinese dulcimer, the yangqin, used to accompany a visit to a silk museum. Other instruments heard include the dizi, the Chinese bamboo transverse flute, and ensembles of wind and strings, known as 'silk and bamboo' from their silk strings and bamboo pipes. Traditional Chinese music, like Chinese painting, is generally associated with a scene or poem, as revealed in its evocative titles.
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Shanghai A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music - Travel Video.
Shanghai A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music - Travel Video.DVD. Naxos Scenic Musical Journeys. 60 Minutes. The Places The city of Shanghai, China's most important port, owes some of its prosperity to the so-called unequal treatises forced on China during the 19th century. The place had its origin as a settlement during the Tang dynasty (618-906 C.E.), but the Treaty of Nanking in 1842 ceded Hong Kong to the British and made possible the development of foreign trade through the five 'treaty ports', of which Shanghai became the most important. The growth of Shanghai into an international trading centre and the concessions made to various foreign countries explain the interesting mixture of architectural styles, continued today with the high-rise buildings of recent years. The Music The music chosen for this tour of Shanghai is played on traditional Chinese instruments. Performing the music are the wind and string ensembles known as 'silk and bamboo', from their silk strings and bamboo pipes, and ensembles that also include percussion. Instruments given prominence include the dizi, heard first in Moonlight Autumn Night by the Lake, a transverse bamboo flute, and the yangqin, a Chinese dulcimer whose strings are struck with two bamboo sticks. Traditional Chinese music, like Chinese painting, is largely representational, its character indicated in its titles, although these may sometimes be drawn from opera or from poems.
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Shanxi A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music - Travel Video.
Shanxi A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music  - Travel Video.DVD. Naxos Scenic Musical Journeys. 60 Minutes. The Places This Naxos China Travelogue tour of Shanxi starts with the ancient walled city of Pingyao, once a thriving commercial center. The former wealth of the province is witnessed by the Courtyard Houses of the Qu and Wang families, extensive compounds dating principally from the 18th century. Shuanglin Temple, part of the Pingyao world heritage site, is seen, with its collection of 2,000 painted statues from the Song and Yuan dynasties. There are views of Mount Wutai, the first of the Four Sacred Mountains for Chinese Buddhism, with some of its many monasteries and temples, and other Buddhist monuments at the Chongsan Monastery and Jinci Temple. The most remarkable of all is the Hanging Monastery at the foot of Mount Heng, one of the Five Sacred Mountains of Taoism, apparently hanging on a sheer cliff-face. The Yingxian Wooden Pagoda of Fogong Temple, dating from the 11th century, is the oldest and highest in China. Still earlier are the carvings of the Yungang Grottoes, some 51,000 statues of the Buddha in 252 caverns, dating originally from the 5th and 6th centuries. The tour ends with the sight of the remarkable Hukuo Waterfall, with its 50-metre descent in a gorge on the Yellow River. The Music The journey is accompanied by traditional Chinese instruments and music.
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Sichuan A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music - Travel Video.
Sichuan A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music - Travel Video.DVD. Naxos Scenic Musical Journeys. 60 Minutes. The Places This Naxos China Travelogue tour of Sichuan (Szechwan) takes us to a land of lakes and snow-capped mountains, with a fertile central plain. The tour starts in Chengdu in a park, where there is a replica of the thatched cottage in which the Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu (Tu Fu) took refuge for years. Temples in the province include the elaborate Wuhou Memorial Temple, the temples on Qingcheng Mountain and the legendary Fulong Temple. Most impressive of all, however, must be the natural scenery the rivers, lakes and waterfalls, and the mountains that protected the province from invasion for so many centuries. The Music The tour is accompanied by music played on traditional instruments.
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Xi'an A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music- Travel Video.
Xi'an A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music- Travel Video.DVD. Naxos Scenic Musical Journeys. 60 Minutes. The Places The capital of Shaanxi Province, Xi'an, its name translating as 'Western Peace', was the Chinese capital during the Tang dynasty (618-906 C.E.). The Big Wild Goose Pagoda, completed in 704 on the orders of the Empress Wu Zetain during her period of rule as Empress of the Zhou dynasty, soon replaced by the restored Tang, is one of the oldest such structures in China. Of particular interest is the tomb of the Emperor Huang, regarded as the founder of the unified Chinese nation, and the remarkable terracotta warriors and horses discovered around the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang Di, founder of the Qin dynasty who died in 210 B.C.E.. The tour ends with views of the precipitous Huashan (Flower Mountain), so called from its five peaks, grouped in the shape of a great flower. The Music The music chosen for this tour of Xi'an is played on traditional Chinese instruments. The excerpts include, to accompany the terracotta warriors, a contemporary composition inspired by Zhang Ji's poem Night at the Maple Bridge giving particular prominence to the zhongruan, a form of Chinese lute of ancient origin. Other instruments heard are the Chinese transverse bamboo flute, the dizi, the Chinese plucked zither, the guqin, and the Chinese lute, the pipa. A glimpse of operatic stage performance finds a place for a Shaanxi opera tune, an example of the music to be heard in the many regional forms of Chinese opera.
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Xinjiang A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music - Travel Video.
Xinjiang A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music - Travel Video.DVD. Naxos Scenic Musical Journeys. 60 Minutes. The Places This Naxos China Travelogues tour of Xinjiang (Sinkiang) starts in the old town of Kashgar, with its Uighur shops and alleys. Travelling to Tianchi (Heavenly Lake) in the Tianshan Mountain range, we see Kazakh yurts and flocks of sheep, and something of the varied flora and fauna of the area. In Kashgar again, the tomb of Abakh Khoja, a famous local ruler in the early Qing dynasty, makes a contrast with the busy city life of the capital, Urumqi. Some 30 kilometres take us to the geographical centre of the continent of Asia, while back at the heart of Kashgar itself is the 15th century yellow-tiled Id Kah Mosque. There are views of strange rock formations in the countryside and the colourful Lake Sayram, with the alpine scenery of Kanas Lake and the fertile vineyards of Grape Valley. The tour of this varied region, with its Uighur, Mongolian, Kazakh, Tatar, Uzbek, Han and other ethnic groups, ends with the snow-capped Tianshan Mountain, with its great glaciers. The Music The tour is accompanied by traditional music and instruments.
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Yunnan A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music - Travel Video.
Yunnan A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music - Travel Video.DVD. Naxos Scenic Musical Journeys. 60 Minutes. The Places A region of mountains and lakes, the province of Yunnan lies to the south of Sichuan. This Naxos China Travelogue tour starts with the Old Town of Lijiang, with its narrow cobbled streets and closely packed traditional buildings. Later the tour moves to Shuhe, otherwise known as Longquan Village, which is a few kilometers north of Lijiang but boasts comparable traditional buildings as a place where the minority Naxi People have long lived. Mountains in Yunnan include Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, its name that of a legendary defender of the region, transformed with his brother into thirteen peaks. The tour visits the historic capital of Yunnan, Kunming, now home to some five million inhabitants. The Music Scenes of Yunnan are matched with traditional music.
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Planet Food Southern China - Travel Video.
Planet Food Southern China - Travel Video.DVD. Globe Trekker. 60 Minutes. As the departure point for millions of Chinese exiles, Guangdong or Canton, was the origin of most of the Chinese food the world knows. Of the 8 major cuisines of China, including Sichuan, Hunanese and Pekinese, it was the Cantonese who first took their food to the world. On this culinary voyage of discovery, celebrated New Zealand chef, Peter Gordon, discovers the roots of this - one of the world's great cuisines. In search of the roots of Cantonese cuisine, Peter's journey takes him north to the mountain home of the Yao tribe and county of Lianzhou where a small community of this ethnic minority has settled. He meets the local people and cooks succulent spiced pork over an open fire in a Yao tribal house. After picking fresh star anise from the trees, he walks the rice fields of the Pearl River Delta and brews up some rice liquor with a local farmer. In the ancient former capital of Foshan, Peter explores the health benefits with one of the country's leading traditional Chinese medical doctors and samples some exquisitely healthy dishes. Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong, a bright and dynamic metropolis. Here Peter joins international dragon boat racing crews for a strength-giving feast. He also learns how to make delicious Dim Sum breakfast dumplings with one of the world's leading experts, Chen Xiao Hong. Next, Peter embarks on a shopping trip to the fabled market of Qingping which specializes in dried food for Chinese medicine. He discovers the Cantonese penchant for weird and wonderful ingredients. Chaozhou is a city famed for its elegant and sophisticated cuisine - here Peter meets one of its finest chefs to create a beautiful and artistic lobster dish. Cantonese street food is also irresistible and this city has some of the best - Peter can't resist hitting the streets to sample fresh fried noodles, rice congee, eel, and crab. Across the border in Fujian, Peter visits the tea mountains around An'xi and experiences the organized chaos of the Tea Capital Market where a kilo of the best can cost 1,000s of dollars. He stops over in the glittering city of Xiamen, the cradle of Cantonese fusion cooking and renowned for some of the most delicate and expensive dishes in China. Finally, Peter steps back in time in search of some simple soul food with the fishermen of Daya Bay. His journey ends with a traditional local wedding feast of delicious fresh grouper steamed with ginger, scallions and yellow beans.
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Chinese Wall China - Travel Video.
Chinese Wall China - Travel Video.DVD. Terra Mystica. 26 Minutes. The Great Wall of China, a combination of many walls, extends for 1,500 miles and winds across Northern China from Gansu Province to Hebei Province on the Yellow Sea and was constructed as a defence against the northern nomads. Although it was to be of little military significance, the Great Wall is a monument to human endeavour and relentless achievement. A meandering man-made structure seems to connect all of China's endless horizons and cloak them in the mystique of an unseen invader struggling to overcome an invisible force in a land of inscrutable color, diversity, culture and very real militaristic might.
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Chengde - Travel Video.
Chengde - Travel Video.DVD. Vista Point. 26 Minutes. The Qing emperors knew exactly where to shelter during Peking's hot summer months: in the Valley Of Coolness, at that time a beautiful forested river valley two hundred and fifty kilometres north east of Peking. In former Rehe, today's Chengde, is the old summer residence of the Manshu Dynasty that took more than a century to construct. The Forbidden Palace and its park and gardens are now open to the public. Just as in Peking the emperor went about his official business in the southern front hall with the royal living quarters situated in the rear section of the complex. The huge garden with its many ponds and bridges is encircled by a ten kilometre wall beyond which are several large valleys. The garden covers five hundred and sixty hectares and is the largest Imperial park complex in China: a unique architectural work of art. The temple monastery of Xumi-Fushou-Miao is one of the most impressive buildings in the city. Translated, the temple's name is, "Happiness And Longevity Of The Summer Hill". The temple was built in 1780 to mark the visit to China of a senior Tibetan religious dignitary, the sixth Panchen Lama, and is a replica of what was his own monastery in Tibet. The Mahayana Pavilion is the centre of Buddhist religious belief, namely, Sumeru Mountain. Thus the five-storey building is located in the middle of an architectural mandala. The magnificent opulence of the Pavilion was a reflection of China's vast wealth. Each one of the architectural elements that are situated close to the Mahayana Pavilion adhere to the disciplined structure of the Buddhist Universe. In the 18th century China had become the greatest and most prosperous Empire in the world. The magnificent summer residence of the Qing Emperor and its surrounding buildings are a glorious and remarkable demonstration of ultimate power.
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Exploring Rural China and the Great Wall - Travel Video.
Exploring Rural China and the Great Wall - Travel Video.DVD. Passport to Adventure In China's capital, Mark Jennings and Julie Conover hop on a pedicab to take a look at life in the old section of the city. Just outside Beijing, the country's most enduring symbol, The Great Wall tumbles over the horizon. The towering pinnacles of Southern China have inspired artists for centuries and the rhythm of life on the Li River is slow and melodic - water buffalo linger in a stream, while families work in verdant rice fields. The peaks of the region hide numerous caves, some that have been turned into Disneyland-like attractions, while others offer pristine views of the patchwork countryside. In the backpacker's mecca of Yangshou, Mark &Julie meet fishermen with an ingenious method of doing their job.
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Great Wall of China - Travel Video.
Great Wall of China - Travel Video.DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Great Wall of ChinaThe Great Wall of China, a combination of many walls, extends for 1,500 miles and winds across Northern China from Gansu Province to Hebei Province on the Yellow Sea and was constructed as a defence against the northern nomads. Although it was to be of little military significance, the Great Wall is a monument to human endeavour and relentless achievement, a meandering Man made structure that seems to connect all of China's endless horizons. Some of its towers served as the soldiers' living quarters and also played an essential role in communicating messages. The advance of hostile troops was signalled with large fires and cannon shot and any relevant military information was then communicated from tower to tower until it reached a fortress close to the capital of Beijing.
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Guilin - Travel Video.
Guilin - Travel Video.DVD. Alternate Routes. 30 Minutes. This ancient city surrounded by incredible natural beauty has much to offer a young student and a backpacker. They check out the nearby town of Yangsoo, visit a legendary hot springs, take a bike ride through the cone shaped mountain ranges and climb through a vast labyrinth of mud caves. Experience the rush of traveling the world for the first time with a crew of international back-packers, ages 16 - 22 on their quest for adventure, romance and the perfect moment. A variety of hosts from around the globe and the young people they hook up with on location are relentless in their pursuit of fun (and don't forget that culture, mate!) American girls explore Rome, Brits take on Thailand and things get wild when the Aussie's arrive in Copenhagen. Five continents, Unlimited Adventure. Take the alternate route, dude.
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A Journey Down the Yangtze River China - Travel Video.
A Journey Down the Yangtze River China - Travel Video.DVD. Passport to Adventure A Yangtze cruise passes through the magnificent Three Gorges section where the construction of the world's largest dam will forever change this mighty river. Hosts Mark Jennings &Julie Conover experience a traditional way of life on pea pod boats with trackers , wiry guides who navigate the tributaries of the Yangtze in long wooden boats, fending off the cliffs with bamboo poles. In the City of the Ghosts, statues of demonic giants tower over the town of Fengdu waiting for the day when the waters of the Yangtze will wash over their feet. In the delta region, Mark &Julie join the half million locals who get around on bikes to tour the countryside, and explore quaint Suzhou, where intricate silk embroidery is the pride of the city. Bustling Shanghai provides a first hand look at modern China as it collides with it's own ancient culture.
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Lijiang - Travel Video.
Lijiang - Travel Video.DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Known as the Venice of the Far East, Lijiang is an historic old Chinese town in the northwest province of Yunnan. It was the centre of the Naxi, a Tibetan-Tobirmanic nation that had an impressive and unique culture. Dayan, Lijiang's old town, contains an intriguing variety of canals and waterways. It developed at the beginning of the 12th century, during the Late Song epoch. The picturesque centre of the old town of Dayan is an architectural jewel. Numerous streams and three rivers flow through the historic part of the town and there are several beautiful stone bridges that date back to the time of both the Ming and Qing dynasties. For over 470 wonderful years of the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties each of the Naxi rulers came from the Mu family and for more than twenty-two generations life in and around Lijiang was led by this family until in 1723 the Qing Dynasty appointed a new government, thus the Mu era came to an end.
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Lijiang River China - Travel Video.
Lijiang River China - Travel Video.DVD. Nature Wonders. 10 Minutes. Unlike the hustle and bustle of the nearby city of Guilin, in the Guangxi region situated in the heart of China, the landscape that follows the Lijiang River has a rural and idyllic atmosphere. Rural life here is blessed with beautiful scenery, and the landscape around Guilin is synonymous with the magnificence of the legendary Middle Empire. Numerous stalactites and stalagmites lie within the caves of the region's impressive mountains. Some of the caves, such as the Reed Cave, have in recent years, been open to the public. Striking precipices and rock needles unite in a stunningly beautiful panorama full of glorious mystique. Here both wind and water have created a truly remarkable mountain world. In daytime, the gravel banks along the shores of the Lijiang are frequented by farmers who lead their buffalo to drink from the river. The local cormorant fishermen are an even more exotic sight. They use captive water birds to attract fish and because their necks are secured to their master, they are forced to submit their catch to him! It is not surprising that due to the overwhelming beauty of the surrounding mountains, this section of the Lijiang River is one of the most impressive natural landscapes in the whole of China.
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Lijiang River Cruise (Inscrutable Magnificence Of Glorious China) - Travel Video.
Lijiang River Cruise (Inscrutable Magnificence Of Glorious China) - Travel Video.DVD. On Tour. 26 Minutes. Jagdi, in the south of China, is the starting point for a journey on the Lijiang River.Like a green silk ribbon, the river winds 83 kilometres through lush countryside from which unusual cone-shaped mountains suddenly appear from the plains. The view scans across to Pagoda Mountain, lingers for a moment on Hole Mountain, and then moves across to Picture Mountain.Without warning, the vase-shaped cliffs and green rocks of the radiant Lotus Summit come into view. In the foreground, there are light green rice fields, extensive bamboo groves and lush orange plantations.During their lunch break, women sit at their noisy sewing machines while the men enjoy smoking their pipes.An idyllic, picturesque landscape in which the hands of time tick slowly by. Finally, Yangshou, in which numerous takeaways tempt with exotic delicacies and where, outside each establishment, pots and cages indicate what's on the menu! In spite of their arduous rural life, the local people are happy and contented, a feeling also experienced by those who visit this amazing region.
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Macau China - Travel Video.
Macau China - Travel Video.DVD. Vista Point. 26 Minutes. After four hundred and sixty-six years, Portugal handed back the city of Macau to China. It is small and museum-like, a fine example of colonial Portugal on the South China Sea. The Fortaleza Do Monte is a typical Portuguese fortified complex strategically located on a hill above the old cathedral in the heart of the city. Its many old canon and mighty fortress walls are reminders of those times when invasion was a constant threat. The old centre of the city is the triangular Largo Do Senado, Senate Square. Its wonderful colonial buildings with their light-coloured facades were built at the end of the 19th century and completely renovated in the final decade of the 20th. Macau's largest Buddhist temple, Kun Iam Tong, dates back four hundred years to the Ming Dynasty when its original foundations were built. Beyond its main gate just off a busy street in the north of the city, is a peaceful oasis of silence and contemplation, a mystic place in which stone lions, golden Buddhas and all who visit are surrounded by serene, aromatic wisps of smoke. The beautiful Jardim Lou Lim Ioc Park is situated in the northern, less touristy business district of the city. It was designed in the 19th century by a wealthy Chinese trader, Lou Kau. This marvellous oasis is an idyllic setting with a lotus pond, rocks, grottos and waterfalls. Excursions are available on restored motorised junks that leave from the City's harbour several times a day. Taipa is the largest of the two islands that belong to Macau. The tangled and narrow alleys in the centre of Vila Taipa abound with rural character and Portuguese street signs are painted on azulejus. The island's shops and light-coloured houses would be equally at home in Portugal. Although the Macau of today has much contemporary flair it continues to enjoy a rich colonial inheritance that is well worth seeing.
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Pule Si (Qing Dynasty Summer Palace Outer Temple Chengde) - Travel Video.
Pule Si (Qing Dynasty Summer Palace Outer Temple Chengde) - Travel Video.DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Once the summer residence of the Chinese Qing Emperor, Chengde is full of historical significance. Construction of the spacious and exquisite palace lasted almost throughout the 18th century. In 1792 this architectural masterpiece was finally completed and in addition to this spacious building several monasteries and temples were also built, the `Eight Outer Temples'. Pule Si, `The Temple of Universal Joy', is situated in the middle of the sanctuaries? Eastern section. The "Eight Outer Temples" symbolize various Chinese ethnic groups. Those who were loyal to the emperor were duly honoured within this temple area. Thus, numerous characteristic, cultural and traditional elements of various of the country's regions were incorporated into both art and architecture. The "Temple of Universal Joy", Pule Si, and the relatively remote sanctuary of Shuxiang Si, respectively represent the North and South of the Chinese Empire. The main administrative building within the Pule Si Temple is the circular Pavilion Of The Dawn, Xuguang Ge and is a replica of the Heaven Temple in Beijing Washing Bat Hill, to which there is a chair lift, is close to the settlement. The architecture of the Heaven Altar in Beijing was studied extensively several years before construction of the Pule Si Temple. In 1749, Emperor Qianlong ordered that the temple be extended. In Chengde, profound symbolism was also important. The location, extension and decoration of the buildings were designed to create a perfect harmony. In the 18th century China had become the greatest and most prosperous empire in the world. The magnificent summer residence of the Qing Emperor and surrounding buildings such as the Pule Si Temple illustrate a glorious and remarkable demonstration of ultimate power.
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Puning Si (Temple of Universal Peace Chengde) - Travel Video.
Puning Si (Temple of Universal Peace Chengde) - Travel Video.DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Puning Si is one of eight splendid monasteries and temples that are located north east of the emperor's summer residence of Chengde in the Chinese province of Hebei. During the 18th century Manshu Emperor Kangxi ordered the construction of the Great Palace and its surrounding Eight Outer Temples. Puning SI, the `Temple of Universal Peace', was built between 1755 and 1758. The area was divided into two architecturally different sections and because the temple was constructed during the time of an important military event, its fa?ade conformed to traditional Chinese Han design. Its architecture was meant to symbolise China's power over the feared Mongolian Dshungars. The Mahayana Pavilion represents the centre of Buddhist religious belief, namely, Sumeru Mountain. Thus the five-storey building is located in the middle of an architectural mandala. Several small halls and terraces surround the impressive pavilion that is one of the greatest examples of its kind. Each one of the architectural elements that are located close to the Pavilion adhere to the disciplined structure of the Buddhist Universe.
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Qing Dynasty's Summer Palace Outer Temple Chengde (Putuo Zongsheng Miao) - Travel Video.
Qing Dynasty's Summer Palace Outer Temple Chengde (Putuo Zongsheng Miao) - Travel Video.DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. The magnificent temple of Putuo Zongsheng Miao lies in front of the beautiful mountains and hills that surround Chengde, a town located about 250 km. north east of Beijing. The temple belongs to the so-called 8 Outer Temples of China's former Summer Palace. The so-called Red Terrace is the main building of the Putuo Temple. It is an impressive and majestic building that is located on top of a 17m high terrace. Putuo Zongsheng Miao consists of around forty halls and buildings, many of which served as the setting for great ceremonies and official functions. Only on rare occasions were foreign guests, such as the English Legation in the year 1793, allowed to visit the Summer Palace and its 8 Outer Temples. Of course, today, foreign visitors are very welcome and Chengde is one of China's most popular tourist attractions.
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Qing Dynasty Summer Palace Outer Temple Chengde (Xumi-Fushou-Miao) - Travel Video.
Qing Dynasty Summer Palace Outer Temple Chengde (Xumi-Fushou-Miao) - Travel Video.DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. The temple monastery of Xumi-Fushou-Miao is one of the most impressive buildings in Chengde, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overall, there are eight "outer-temple-monasteries" each of them with its own architectural style. The temple was built in 1780 to mark the visit to China of a senior Tibetan religious dignitary, the sixth Panchen Lama, the first in history to visit China. It is a replica of what was his own monastery in Tibet. The construction of this monastery played an important role in the diplomatic relationship between the Chinese Emperor, Quing Long, and Tibet. The multi-level roofs of Xumi-Fushou-Miao are of the highest aesthetic and artistic finesse. Numerous enchanting ornaments adorn the splendid roofs of these captivating temples. A total of eight gold-plated dragons grace the ridges and further roofs are decorated with traditional Tibetan portrayals of animals, such as elephants and a variety of mythical beasts. Xumi-Fushou-Miao monastery is an impressive example of late 18th century Chinese architecture.
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Suzhou China - Travel Video.
Suzhou China - Travel Video.DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. The famous discoverer Marco Polo called the Chinese city of Suzhou, `The Venice of the East'. But Suzhou is more famous for its gardens Beautiful bridges span across the canals while run down houses indicate the meager financial resources of their inhabitants. The city's more impressive and elegant buildings date back to its long and glorious past, such as the town gate and Pan Men Wall. The Garden Of Politics For The Simple Man is one of the four most popular gardens in China and was designed according to the wishes of an important mandarin between the years 1522 and 1566. The Garden Of The Master Of The Nets is somewhat smaller, nevertheless it is considered to be a gem of Chinese garden design that dates back to the 12th century. Founded by Abbot Xu Taishi in the 16th century, The Garden Of Rest is also one of the country's most beautiful gardens. The Chinese garden is full of complex history and art that manifests itself as a sanctuary of simple harmony and peace and nowhere is this more true than in the gardens of Suzhou.
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The First Emperor Of China - Travel Video.
The First Emperor Of China - Travel Video.DVD. Through newly-produced film footage and still photos, this unique documentary tells the story of Qin Shi Huang Di, the third century emperor of China. The video explores the ruler's role in unifying the country and building the Great Wall, and then brings you on a tour of his elaborate burial complex. This breathtaking IMAX film presents the history of China's first Emperor, Qin, who reigned during the third century B.C. Gatefold jacket includes maps, timeline and other historical information. Narrated by Christopher Plummer. One analog track is in English; the other is in Mandarin. The production of this laserdisc was supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and from Simmons College. This is the only Liu Hao Xue video.
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The Ming Necropolis (The Ming Dynasty Tombs) - Travel Video.
The Ming Necropolis (The Ming Dynasty Tombs) - Travel Video.DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. A dignified pavilion rises behind the main entrance of the magnificent Ming Necropolis, which is located 50km north west of Beijing. Seven kilometers long, the holy avenue of the Ming Necropolis is lined with numerous beautiful stone figures. Ding Ling, the mausoleum of the 13th Ming Emperor, Wanli, is one of three restored grave sites where elegant stairs, decorated with beautiful stone masonry, lead up to the terrestrial section of the mausoleum. According to ancient Chinese tradition, an earthly section had to be built for the soul of the dead, in which the soul would be comforted. For this reason, the magnificent buildings and great halls were designed in the style of the emperor's palace. The expenditure for the royal funerals was without limit and it took almost six years and around 30,000 workers to build the grave complex for Emperor Wanli. Chang Ling is the largest mausoleum of the Necropolis and was built for Emperor Yongle who reigned during the beginning of the 15th century. But this extremely well restored grave site has a darker side to it: together with the Emperor, it is believed that sixteen living concubines were buried in this grave.
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The Venice of the East China (Zhouzhuang) - Travel Video.
The Venice of the East China (Zhouzhuang) - Travel Video.DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. A few kilometres from the modern, pulsating and gigantic metropolis of Shanghai there is an idyllic mediaeval village, Zhou Zhuang, that is believed to have been the first `water village' in China. However, it was not until the middle of the 1980s that the picturesque village was added to the tourist map and since then its splendid old buildings and canals have been recognised as a truly magnificent treasure. The origin and founding of Zhou Zhuang dates back around nine hundred years. Due to its unique location the town has escaped war and plunder as only the local inhabitants knew their way around the labyrinth-like canals that once led into the small town. Free from battle and invasion it has managed to retain its age old Chinese charm right up until the present day. One of the most elegant monuments in Zhou Zhuang is located in the southern area of the town, the beautifully decorated and lovingly restored Quanfu Temple. A haven of peace and tranquillity that encapsulates the serene way of life of this captivating place.
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Who Tee-Ow Shah Tiger Leaping Gorge China - Travel Video.
Who Tee-Ow Shah Tiger Leaping Gorge China - Travel Video.DVD. Nature Wonders. 10 Minutes. Who Tee-Ow Shah is the sonorous Chinese name of the Tiger Leaping Gorge that is located around 100 kilometres from the town of Zhongdian, the gateway to Tibet. This impressive mountain kingdom is not only important due to its scenery but also to its history, as once a legendary battle took place in this region. In the 16th century, an army of Han Chinese and Naxi defeated an army from Tibet. It is believed that almost 200,000 soldiers were killed in the battle. The mighty cliffs of Tiger Leaping Gorge are 3,000 metres high and they form one of the deepest canyons in the world, with a length of around 15 kilometres. The impressive vegetation of the region is also quite eye-catching and more than 300 medicinal plants grow there. The highlight of any visit is the 'Golden Sand River', the Jinsha, the Canyon's most narrow point where the water flows between rock cliffs that are 1,000 metres high and where the view is simply breathtaking. The Jinsha River and the Tiger Leaping Gorge, together they create a beautiful and inspiring sight that is also full of adventure and excitement.
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Yunnan Shilin China - Travel Video.
Yunnan Shilin China - Travel Video.DVD. Nature Wonders. 10 Minutes. Even though the province of Yunnan in the southwest of China, it is one of the country's poorest regions. The Stone Forest of Shilin, whose bizarre rock formations rise up to 30 metres into the sky, is one of the country's most beautiful natural treasures. Erosion formed Yunnan's amazing natural works of art while the earth's crust began almost imperceptibly to rise, moving the forest's pinnacles higher into the sky. The Chinese created some extremely descriptive names for the various rocky areas of Yunnan Shilin such as `The Cluster of Pinnacles That Supports the Sky', just one of many colorful names given to the rock formations. During special holidays, the landscape is an atmospheric backdrop for the traditional wrestling and bullfights of the Sani people. The exceptional natural splendor and breathtaking diversity of the amazing natural trees of stone have transformed Shilin into one of China's most amazing and dramatic sightseeing destinations.
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Yunnan - Travel Video.
Yunnan - Travel Video.DVD. Vista Point. 26 Minutes. Kunming is located in the Chinese province of Yunnan in south west China. The Buddhist temple of Ykan Ton Si dates back to the Tang Dynasty. The design of the city's largest temple complex was influenced by many diverse ethnic groups. The highlight of the complex is a lake in the middle of which a number of bridges lead to an octagonal pavilion. The Temple Of Total Penetration (yes, that's it's name!) is a tranquil and peaceful haven amid the busy alleys of Kunming's old town. In the west of Yunnan Province there are magnificent views from Xi Shan Mountain across Dian Lake and nestling among the rocks there are numerous temples that were once the scene of ritual sacrifice. On the downward journey the temples loom larger and larger while earthenware images of Buddha depict various stages of life. Yunnan's most famous site is the unique Stone Forest of Shi Lin. Its limestone rock originated from a long since dried-up ocean when the elements set to work on creating its fantastic and bizarre forms. The most amazing formations were given dramatic names such as The Sea Of Fire, Dragon's Tooth and Heavenly Sword. Pagodas, columns and strange flowers appear to rise from the rock and to facilitate access, tunnels and paths have been cut into the rock face. The Venice Of The Far East is the nickname of the ancient Chinese city of Lijiang in the northwest of Yunnan Province. The picturesque centre of the old town of Dayan is an architectural gem. Three rivers and several small creeks flow through the historic cit and there are various splendid stone bridges date back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Buy Shan is a typical village of the region. Just as it was hundreds of years ago with farmers slowly leading their ox wagons through the village. The houses were built over a period of more than two hundred year between the Ming and Qing Dynasties in 14 and 16 A.D. Yunnan Province - place of simplicity, exquisite culture and spectacular natural wonders!
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Secrets Of The Wild Panda - Travel Video.
Secrets Of The Wild Panda - Travel Video.National Geographic. Review: "Secrets of the Wild Panda" follows in the tradition of National Geographic's best biographies, which profile scientists and the animals they study around the world. Much like Jane Goodall: My Life with the Chimpanzees, this video offers viewers a full portrait of both the humans and the animals involved, in this case, a Chinese scientist who has spent 10 years in the remote mountains of central China studying the elusive panda bear. He is searching for clues that may help this animal defy extinction. Since zoologists have had no luck with panda reproduction in captivity, the animals must be saved in the wild. One in 10 pandas lives in captivity, and these bears are, by far, the most popular and profitable of zoo animals. Shy and seldom aggressive, pandas eat for 14 hours a day and consume more than 80 pounds of bamboo. But in China the bears' food source is being taken away. In fact, their forest range has declined by half since about 1980. Amazingly, the Chinese scientist and his student make a rare discovery of a newborn cub, which they hope will teach them how panda babies survive. They name her Hope and her mother, Double Lucky. A riddle remains unsolved in how humans can touch the infant panda without causing the mother to reject her like other species might. While this video focuses on the pandas, viewers will also learn a bit about Chinese geography and culture. Most noteworthy is the scientist's passion for pandas; through him we all have the opportunity to learn about this reclusive and endangered animal. 60 minutes.
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Dinosaur Hunters: Secrets of the Gobi Desert - Travel Video.
Dinosaur Hunters: Secrets of the Gobi Desert - Travel Video.National Geographic. More than 80 million years ago, the Oviraptor, a strange bird-like dinosaur walked the sandy banks of an oasis in what is now Mongolia's Gobi desert. A creature that measured some 8 feet in length, its razor claws were deadly weapons of protection, guarding its offspring from constant danger. Now, join a daring expedition of scientists from the American Museum of National History and the Mongolian Academy of Sciences as they uncover a treasure-trove of fossils, shattering long-held myths about this dinosaur's behavior. Through spectacular on-location filming and state-of-the-art computer animation, National Geographic takes you on a journey to a lost world. In 1922 American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews led the first Western archeological expedition into Mongolia's Gobi Desert and uncovered one of the richest dinosaur graveyards in the world. A changing political climate forced him to leave before he had even scratched the surface of this buried treasure; only since the fall of Communism have Western scientists been allowed back. This hour-long National Geographic video traces the 1997 journey of two paleontologists from the American Museum of Natural History as they retrace Chapman's steps and unearth some groundbreaking finds of their own. Among these fossils is the skeleton of a female oviraptor and her nest of a dozen eggs, which may represent a link in the evolutionary chain that leads from dinosaurs to birds. The chronicle of the contemporary dig is interspersed with archival footage from Chapman's expedition and impressive 3-D animation that re-creates what the desert may have looked like when oviraptors, ankylosaurs, protoceratops, and other dinosaurs made it their home. 60 minutes.
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