Videos about aerial, China

DaXin County, GuangXi 广西 province – karst peaks near MingShi and DeTian Falls

Near / on the border with Vietnam ...

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ShenZhen 深圳 – city of the future (documentary)

A look at how the city of ShenZhen is leading the way in robots, electric vehicles and solar powered charging stations, plus an automated parking solution ...

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Bonus films - aerial view of ShenZhen by drone ...

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plus, driving around ShenZhen ...

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ShangHai 上海 – an aerial and historical guide

A fascinating look at the extraordinary history and transformation of ShangHai.

With China Central TV (CCTV). Narrated by Owen Grant.

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Bonus film - sailing along the HuangPu River at night, between the Bund in PuXi (west of the river) and PuDong (east of the river).

The most well known area of PuDong is the LuJiaZui finance and trade zone that includes the ShangHai Stock Exchange and many of ShangHai's highest buildings, such as the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Jin Mao Tower, the ShangHai World Financial Center, and the ShangHai Tower. These modern skyscrapers directly face PuXi's historic Bund (meaning embankment), a remnant of former foreign concessions. PuDong also includes the Port of ShangHai, the ShangHai World Expo site and Century Park, ShangHai PuDong International Airport, the JiuDuanSha Wetland Nature Reserve, and the ShangHai Disney Resort. This 'New Area' has been established from almost nothing in just thirty years.

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Snow covered HuaShan 华山 – aerial views

HuaShan, in ShaanXi province, is one of China's Five Sacred Mountains.

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Our second film shows the 'Plank Walk'. This was constructed in the 13th century by Taoist monks.

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XiNing 西宁, provincial capital of QingHai province – aerial view

XiNing is the largest city on the Tibetan Plateau, west China. XiNing was a commercial hub along the Northern Silk Road for over 2000 years, and a stronghold of the Han, Sui, Tang and Song dynasties' resistance against nomadic attacks from the west.

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Aerial views of LuoPing 罗平, YunNan and XingYi 兴义, GuiZhou

Best month to see the yellow canola fields is March.

JinShanLing 金山岭 Great Wall from the air

JīnShānLǐng Great Wall lies in HeBei province, about two hours north east from BeiJing city.

SuZhou 苏州 - the city from above ...

JiangSu province. Bonus film - micro movie : Return to WuZhong, SuZhou...

NanJing 南京 from above

NanJing ('South Capital') is the provincial capital of JiangSu. NanJing trip ... Plus - a day in the life of a Study Abroad university student ...

The beautiful LaoJunShan 老君山 mountain and temple, HeNan province

A Taoist mountain near LuoYang. Includes a large statue of LaoZi, author of the Dao De Jing. Not to be confused with LaoJunShan in YunNan.

JianKou 万里 Great Wall 长城, BeiJing from the air

ShangHai 上海 from the sky

Rural China 中国 from above

Beautiful aerial shots of the rice terraces and karst peaks of GuangXi province, plus the communal Tulou residences in FuJian province ...

Beautiful aerial tour of GuiZhou 大美贵州 ...

Night time city-scapes from around China 中国

Featuring DaLian, ShenZhen, ChongQing, BeiJing, TianJin, QingDao, GuangZhou, ShangHai, HangZhou, Xi'An and ChengDu.

Aerial view of the beautiful LaoJunShan Mountain 老君山

Near LuoYang, provincial capital of HeNan, central China. There is a LaoZi Cultural Park near the foot of the mountain and a cable car is available to reach the top. The ancient sage LaoZi (in modern PinYin though one will still also see Lao-Tse or Lao-Tzu) who started Daoism (Taoism) and authored the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching), is said to have gained inspiration here around 550 BC. The Dao (道) which roughly translates as 'the way', in the sense of how things are, is a concept that existed in Chinese thought many centuries before LaoZi, but it was LaoZi who developed the concept considerably. Wu Wei (無爲), literally "non-action" or "not acting", is a central concept of the DaoDeJing. The concept of wu wei is multi-faceted, and reflected in the words' multiple meanings, even in English translation; it can mean "not doing anything", "not forcing", "not acting" in the theatrical sense, "creating nothingness", "acting spontaneously", and "flowing with the moment / 'here and now'". It is a concept used to explain ZiRan (自然), or harmony with the Dao. LaoZi used the term broadly with simplicity and humility as key virtues, often in contrast to selfish action. On a political level, it means avoiding such circumstances as war, harsh laws and heavy taxes. The 'ruler' can also refer to the 'self'. There is an overlap here with the Buddha's teachings that suffering stems from attachments and desires, ultimately to the notion of a separate self. In Chinese philosophy, Yin and Yang (陰陽 YīnYáng, "dark—light") describes how opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. While duality is found in many belief systems, Yin and Yang are parts of a Oneness that is also equated with the Dao. Yin and yang can be thought of as complementary (rather than opposing) forces that interact to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts; it is a holistic view. Everything has both yin and yang aspects, though either of the two major aspects may manifest more strongly in a particular object, depending on the criterion of the observation. Yin and Yang is a balance between two seeming opposites with a portion of the opposite element in each. Some of LaoZi's famous sayings include: "When goodness is lost, it is replaced by morality." "Without Darkness, there can be no Light." "The usefulness of a pot comes from its emptiness." "The best people are like water, which benefits all things and does not compete with them. It stays in lowly places that others reject. This is why it is so similar to the Way." "When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad." "Try to change it and you will ruin it. Try to hold it and you will lose it." "Those who know do not say. Those who say do not know." "When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." "Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." "A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving." "Music in the soul can be heard by the universe." "A journey of a thousand miles starts under one's feet." "The more that laws and regulations are given prominence, the more thieves there will be." Alan Watts - 'The Daoist Way' ...

Beautiful Mount EMei (EMeiShan 峨眉山) from the air

The first Buddhist temple in China was constructed here in SiChuan province in the 1st century A.D. The addition of other temples has turned Éméi Shān into one of Buddhism's holiest sites and is one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China. All in all, there are now seventy six Buddhist temples and monasteries, most of them located near the mountain top. The first two films focus on the most well-known - the Golden Summit and the 48 meters tall statue of Samantabhadra, known in Mandarin as PǔXián PúSà 普賢菩薩.

YanQi Lake 雁栖湖 at dusk, HuaiRou, BeiJing

YànQī Hú lies about 60 kilometers north of Beijing city, near Huáiróu.

SuZhou city : night-time fly over and time-lapse

In particular, the SuZhou Industrial Park by JinJi Lake (first video).

Beautiful KunMing 昆明

KūnMíng is the provincial capital city of YunNan.

Xi'An 西安 from the air

The beautiful ancient capital in ShaanXi province ...

BeiJing 北京 from the air

Flying over the Great Wall of China

The first scene is at ShanHaiGuan, where the Great Wall meets the East China Sea. The other scenes are from various places north of Beijing, including JinShanLing and SiMaTai.

Aerial scenes of YangShuo 阳朔 and GuiLin 桂林, GuangXi province

Beautiful ...

An aerial view of YuanMingYuan 圆明园, BeiJing

YuánMíngYuán was the original Summer Palace, destroyed by imperialist British and French invaders. The stone ruins are those of the 'Western-style Palces' commissioned by Emperor QianLong. All the Chinese artitecture within the extensive palace grounds was destroyed by fire once the treasures had been looted.

The Great Wall of China 长城 in autumn

Sections of the Great Wall near BeiJing, including HuangHua, filmed from a small, remote-controlled quad-copter drone; awesome ...

Beautiful ChongQing 重庆 city from the air at night

A 7 minute excerpt from the hour long film. Awesome ...

A bird's eye view of ChongQing 重庆

In central China.

ShangHai World Expo night-time flyover - video

A birds-eye view of the spectacularly lit Expo site ...

BeiJing 北京 from the air

Including the Great Wall at SiMaTai, the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City and more ...

BeiJing 北京 from the air at night

A nght-time birds-eye view of Beijing ...

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