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The Giant Buddha is located at the confluence of three rivers, near LeShan city in SiChuan province.

A beautiful voice; a musical treat :)

The multi award-winning, international superstar diva - the inimitable Jane Zhang .

HuangShan (Yellow Mountain) lies in AnHui province.

Highly worn granite summits peak out from a sea of clouds, dotted with ancient pines, have been an inspiration to artists and philosophers for many centuries .

Filmed in May 2010.

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Highlights of the Beijing 2008 Paralympics Opening Ceremony (HD)

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Still searching for the Bolero, but these two are still awesome.

Five and a half years ago already. Magic moments …

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Guilin – beautiful rivers and terraced rice fields

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Guilin, the Li and YuLong rivers, Ping’An village, and the rice terraces of LongSheng and LongJi, GuangXi province …

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The International Children’s Concert

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The delightful China Central TV concert of 2013 …

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* Children of the Dragon (HOU Dejian, 侯德健), performed by Green QIU (QIU Wutong, 邱梧桐, 10 years old), Xiaolong (小龙, 11 years old), and JIN Zhuofan (金卓凡, 12 years old), all from China.

* Memory (musical Cats, Andrew Loyd Webber), performed by Jessie Hillel (11 years old) from New Zealand.

* You Raise Me Up, performed by LI Zewei (李泽维, 11 years old), ZHONG Chenle (钟辰乐, 11 years old), and LIU Bo (柳博, 10 years old), all from China.

* Turkish March (土耳其进行曲), by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (莫扎特), performed by ZOU Yufei (邹宇飞, 4 years old), WANG Liya (王丽雅, 11 years old), ZHU Zihe (朱梓赫, 8 years old), and YE Zifan (叶子凡, 12 years old), all from China.

* He is a Pirate, performed by CHEN Qingli (陈庆丽) from Hong Kong, China.

* I can fly, performed by Teressa from the U.S. (5 years old). Teressa is of Chinese and American heritage.

* Baby, performed by NIE Jieming (聂杰铭, English name: James Robert Nicol, 11 years old) from Australia.

* Spicy Girl, performed by Tianyuan (Chinese name:恬源, English name: Tyerra, 8 years old) from the U.S. Tianyuan is of Chinese and American heritage.

* Kalinka, performed by Russian children from Russian Embassy School in Beijing, and Xiao Ding Dang Childrens Choir of the Russian Culture Center in Beijing.

* Love to Flowers and Earth Song, performed by Fairies in Rain Forest (Chinese name:雨林精灵, Pinyin: Yu Lin Jing Ling). Fairies in Rain Forest is formed by two sisters: Linda LEE (李林妲, LI Linda) and Wanda LEE (李宛妲, LI Wanda) of Chinese and German heritage. Their fater, Josef Margraf, is a German ecologist. Love to Flowers is a folk song of ethnic Hani Chinese, sung in the Hani language. Earth Song by Michael Jackson.

* I Just Can’t Wait to be King (from The Lion King), performed by the Popcorn Band (Chinese name: 爆米花乐团) from China and Chelsey Mark (Chinese name: 麦小龙, Pinyin: MAI Xiaolong) from Canada; Chelsey Mark is a well-known host of CCTV.

* You’ll Be in My Heart (Phil Collins), performed by Ming-An Fasquelle (11 years old, French-American, born in France, raised in Beijing).

* I Have a Dream (Abba), performed by WANG Xinyi (王馨怡, 10 years old) from China.

* ABC (Jackson 5) performed by SH’ Boss Boys from the U.S.

* We Will Rock You (Brian May / Queen), performed by Xiaolong (小龙), Huolong (火龙), LI Shuxi (李淑昕), ZHENG Xiao (郑宵), Tianyuan (恬源), 奥斯卡 (Oscar), 成宇朵儿 (CHENGYU Duo-Er), Popcorn Band (爆米花乐队), Zaizai (仔仔), and Kent Niepert (Xiaolong’s dad).

           
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Dali, Yunnan province – travelogue

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A fascinating, hour plus documentary by CCTV’s Travelogue (from the English language CCTV9 channel).

Dali is a four and a half hours drive from KunMing, the provincial capital of YunNan in south China, or forty minutes by air. By rail it is also connected to nearby LiJiang.

We haven’t posted a Travelogue for a couple of years, but are very happy to say that it is back to its best – intelligent presenter and beautiful cinematography. Highly recommended.

Inhabited predominantly by the Bai and Yi ethnic groups.

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1 : Dali Old Town

1/1 In this segment, presenter Katrina Yu tours the artistic cobblestone streets of the Old Town, meeting adventurous travelers along the way — and shows where you can party with musical locals at night.

1/2 Katrina sails across the serenely beautiful ErHai Lake, enjoying a taste of ethnic Bai culture along the way. She also gets a lesson in an ancient handcraft and peeks inside a luxurious lakeside guesthouse.

1/3 Katrina strolls through the surrounding grounds of Dali’s iconic Three Pagodas, and shows audiences the breath-taking view from the top of the soaring CangShan Mountains.

2 : The outskirts of Dali

2/1 Katrina hikes the holy paths of JiZu Mountain, one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in China, and discovers the historic temples which have given the area the nickname of “scented wonderland”

2/2 Katrina visits the traditional ethnic Bai village of XinHua. Join her as she is treated to a colorful ‘Eight bowl’ Bai banquet and gets a lesson in an age-old handicraft from a master silver maker.

2/3 Katrina wanders through the ancient town of ShaXi. Join her as she savors the sights and tastes of the bustling weekly market, and finds out how this age-old center has succeeded in becoming a modern tourist destination while maintaining its old-world charm.

3 : The ‘thousand year old’ village of NuoDeng, deep in rural Dali

3/1 Katrina and the crew arrive at the hillside village. They get a taste of Nuodeng’s famous salted ham and meet a local man whose character is just as interesting as the temple he guards.

3/2 Katrina visits a unique family museum, and has her pulse checked at a guesthouse where the owners offer holistic health treatments as well as accommodation.

3/3 Katrina plays teacher and student for a day, getting a lesson in local culture at Nuodeng’s lively primary school.

           
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Trips to the awesomely beautiful HuaShan …

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Grab your walking boots and climb up over night (there are lights) to be ready for sunrise. Also featured is the famous ‘Plank Walk’.

HuaShan is one of China’s Five Sacred Mountains; it lies in ShaanXi province, about two hours from the city of Xi’An, in central China.

Hike above the clouds (at over 2,000 meters).

Sometimes people talk about ‘things to do before you die’ – a trip to HuaShan (or HuangShan, EmeiShan, CangShan, WuDang or TaiShan) should be one of those …

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Home is wherever I’m with you …

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A trip to the wild Great Wall …

Love the ones you’re with. Your partner, family, neighbours, the people you pass on the street. As this blue and green planet whizzes through space, we can all share the love with those around us.

The goal of all sane people is to create a better world for our children …

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Beautiful Beijing – the main attractions

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The Forbidden City (Palace Museum), the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, the Great Wall (at Badaling), Beihai Park, the Botanical Garden, JingShan Park, the Olympic Park, Qianmen

Welcome to the blue-sky city …

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Happy in Shanghai … and Macau … and Hong Kong … : )( :

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With a great song by Pharrell Williams

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