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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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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.

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Not to be confused with LaoJunShan in YunNan.

       
   

HuaShan 华山 mountain from the air

HuàShān is located near the city of HuaYin in ShaanXi province, about 120 kilometres (75 miles) east of Xi'An. It is one of the Five Great Mountains of China, and has a long history of religious significance. The highest peak is 2,155 metres (7,070 feet).

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A trip to the sacred HuangShan Mountain 黃山, AnHui province

HuangShan is well known for its beautiful scenery, sunsets and sunrises, unusually shaped granite peaks, ancient pine trees, hot springs, winter snow, and views of the clouds from above. Some of the peaks rise more than 1,800 meters (6,000 feet). HuangShan is a frequent subject in traditional Chinese paintings and literature.

HuangShan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of China's most popular tourist destinations. The HuangShan area is also noted for Chinese teas of high quality.

In the first film, a group of photographers spend a week on the Yellow Mountain and show that patience and dedication pays off ...

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WuDang Mountain 武当山, HuBei province, home of Taoism and WuShu

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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.

EMei Shan 峨眉山, SiChuan province, in Ultra HD / 4K

Emei Shan (Emei Mountain, 3,099 m / 10,167 ft) is one of the four Chinese Buddhist sacred mountains. Emei Shan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (together with the nearby LeShan Giant Buddha) as "an area of exceptional cultural significance as it is the place where Buddhism first became established on Chinese territory ... The first Buddhist temple in China was built on the summit of Mount Emei in the 1st century CE ... Mount Emei is also notable for its exceptionally diverse vegetation, ranging from subtropical to sub-alpine pine forests. Some of the trees there are more than 1,000 years old." Included in this beautiful film : the summit of Mount Emei, WanNian Si Temple, QingYin Ge and BaoGuo Si Temple.

Mount YanDang 雁蕩山, WenZhou, ZheJiang province

YanDangShan, in a micro movie. YanDang Mountain is known for its natural beauty, arising from its many vertical rock faces and pinnacles, lush forests and bamboo groves, streams with clear water, waterfalls and caves. The area also hosts numerous temples and shrines, many built inside caves. A good place for hiking. YanDangShan lis near the east coast of China. The rail station here lies between WenZhou and NingBo; the journey from ShangHai is about 4 hours. A very beautiful film ...

A trip to TianZiShan 天子山 and TianMenShan 天門山, ZhangJiaJie

Part of WuLingYuan National Park and Nature Reserve, Hunan province Bonus film - Tim and Glo in ShangHai ...

The awesomely beautiful HuangShan Mountain 黃山 in Ultra HD / 4K

HuangShan lies in AnHui province, east China, to the west of HangZhou.

ChangBai Mountain 长白山

ChangBai Mountain, ChangBaiShan ('Ever White Mountain'), is located in the south east of JiLin province, on the border between China and North Korea. The mountain is actually a volcano, with a height of 2,744 meters (9,000 feet), the highest mountain in north east China. ChangBai Mountain TianChi is the deepest lake in China, which was formed after a massive eruption in the year 946 and is about 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) wide; technically, this is called a caldera. The origin of the name comes from the altitude - 'The Lake of Heaven'. TianChi is surrounded by 16 mountains, which makes the lake just like a gorgeous emerald among them. The average temperature here is about −24 °C (−11 °F) in January, and 10 °C (50 °F) in July, remaining below freezing for eight months of the year. Great films by Sticker Travel ...

Mount JiuHua 九华山 in the snow

JǐuHuá Shān, 'Nine Glorious Mountains', is one of the four sacred mountains of Chinese Buddhism. Located in AnHui province, it is famous for its rich landscape and ancient temples. A beautiful film ...

A trip to the beautiful HuangShan 黄山 mountain

With rugged peaks soaring to over 1,800 meters, ancient pines and a myriad of breath-taking walkways, it is easy to see why HuangShan is perhaps the best known mountain area in China and famous in Chinese art and poetry. Filmed in July 2011, AnHui province.

LeShan Giant Buddha 乐山大佛 scenic area, SiChuan province

The Giant Buddha, which is around 70 meters in height, was carved out from the hill during the Tang dynasty (618–907). It took 90 years to complete. The LeShan Giant Buddha is part of the Mount Emei Scenic Area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area has exceptionally diverse vegetation, ranging from subtropical to sub-alpine pine forests. Over time, additional temples established nearby making this an important place in Buddhism. There is a lot to see and explore. Slideshow (with some great photos) :

Mount HuangShan 黄山, in AnHui province

Mount HuangShan was added to the World Heritage list for its magnificent landscape and significant contribution to Chinese art and culture. "Mount Huangshan, or Yellow Mountain, is named after a legendary Chinese sovereign Huang Di, also known as the Yellow Emperor. It is said that the he became a hermit on this mountain and searched for enlightenment and immortality. The rugged landscape combined with light and cloud creates an enchanting atmosphere. A mysterious world where hermits could live in seclusion. This is a living example of a Shanshui mountain water painting. These stone steps took over 1500 years to construct and are said to number over 60,000 in total. They continue their way up into the clouds and are thus named the Hundred steps into the clouds. Mount Huangshan is the name for the 72 peak mountain range. Its splendid grandeur and uniquely shaped rocks became the source of many legends. Lianhua Peak is the highest in the Mount Huangshan region. It is shaped like a lotus flower in blossom. This small rock formation on top of the peak is known as Monkey Rock, owing to the legend of a monkey who fell in love with a human girl from a village located at the foot of the mountain. Day after day the monkey gazed upon her from the mountain top and eventually turned into a rock. Pine trees protruding from the rock crevices are the Huangshan pine, an endemic species of Mt. Huangshan. It is an important symbol of the Shanshui landscape. Trees are rooted deep into rock crevices to resist against the strong winds of this harsh environment. Mt. Huangshan has fascinated many intellectuals, writers and painters through the ages. Li Po, a famous poet of the Tang Dynasty wrote: Once I was on its lofty summit,Admiring Tianmu Pine below.The place is still traceable where the immortalBefore ascending to heaven made elixir out of jade. At the foot of Mt. Huangshan, there are several villages retaining the old-time atmosphere from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Hungcun is one of those villages where traditional old buildings are perfectly preserved. This village is also inscribed as World Heritage. Walls jutting from the roofs are shaped like Huangshan mountains. A miniature Shanshui mountain-water landscape is placed in their garden. It is a Bonsai garden portraying the Huangshan mountains. The mountains are the basis and focus of everyday life for these people. A local painter Zhu Feng has been drawing Huangshan mountains for 30 years. He believes that the ever-changing Huangshan mountains represent all elements of the universe. The mountains reveal their most mystical side in winter. A sea of cloud hangs over the Huangshan peaks. Lao Tzu, the father of Taoism said that the ideal way of human existence is to Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river. For people throughout the ages Mt. Huangshan is a tremendous source of inspiration and a place where people give thoughts about how the universe exists in this world." - UNESCO

Beautiful scenes at HuangShan 黄山

The Yellow Mountain in AnHui province ...

Amazing AnHui 安徽 province ...

AnHui, 安徽, lies in East China, just to the west of JiangSu province and ShangHai, and noted for its cuisine and materials related to calligraphy (paper and inkstone). Tourist destinations include HuangShan mountain, HongCun and XiDi ancient villages, Chao Lake, TaiJi Cave, ZhenFeng Pagoda and ZuiWeng Pavilion.

Mount HuangShan 黄山 : a documentary

HuangShan (Yellow Mountain) is a group of mountains in AnHui province, east China. Famous for its rugged peaks, unusual rocks and tenacious pine trees, this beautiful landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A trip to Xi'An 西安 and the nearby Mount HuaShan 华山

Mount HuaShan, 华山, lies about 75 miles east of Xi'An, 西安, in ShaanXi province, central China. The esteem of harmony between Man and Nature is a key part of Chinese philosophy and no trip to China is quite complete without a mountain climb ...

Flying over China 中国 ...

A bird's eye view of HuangShan Mountain, the Great Wall of China, YangShuo, GuangXi province, and Hong Kong. Beautiful !

Scenes from HuangShan 黄山 in AnHui province ...

HuaShan 华山 mountain, ShaanXi province - the 'Plank Walk'

Exploring HuangShan mountain (黄山), AnHui province ...

Beautiful nature, hair-down relaxation; only 10,000 steps (just kidding - it's much, much more than that ;) but just look at those views !

The wonderful, beautiful HuangShan 黄山

Yellow Mountain, 黄山, in AnHui province, between ShangHai and WuHan, is one of China's most popular travel destinations. An area of outstanding natural beauty, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

SanQing Shan 三清山 National Park

SanQing Shan, 三清山, is a renowned Taoist sacred site located 25 miles (40 km) north of YuShan County in JiangXi Province. With outstanding natural scenery, plants and wildlife, the park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that in all covers 230 square kilometers. SanQing means the "Three Pure Ones" in Chinese as Mount SanQing is composed of three main summits: YuJing, YuShui, and YuHua, representing the Taoist trinity. YuJing (rising 1820 meters above sea level) is the highest. 三峰峻拔、如三清列坐其巅

Spring thaw sunrise on HuangShan 黄山 mountain

AnHui province.

Dali 大理, YunNan province - Travelogue

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. 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.

Trips to the awesomely beautiful HuaShan 华山 ...

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 ...

Hiking adventures in China 中国

Places include HuaShan mountain, wild Great Wall, ZhangJiaJie (WuLingYuan National Forest Park) and the YuanYang rice terraces ...

The awesomely beautiful HuangShan 黄山

The poetry of nature ...

Beautiful scenes from HuangShan 黄山

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 ...

The thrilling HuaShan 华山 `Plank Walk` - video

HuaShan lies in ShaanXi province and is one of China's Five Sacred Mountains; the highest peak is 2,155 meters (7,070 feet).

HuaShan 华山 adventure

ShaanXi province. Filmed in spring 2013 ...

The beautiful HuangShan 黄山 mountain ...

With Sticker TravelHuangShan (Yellow Mountain) lies in AnHui province, west from HangZhou and ShangHai.

Mountain biking, roller-blading and snow-boarding in BeiJing 北京

A trip to the beautiful HuangShan 黄山 mountain - video

HuangShan (Yellow Mountain) is one of the most famous scenic areas in China and a UNESCO World Heritage Site ...

Scenes from HuangShan 黄山, the Yellow Mountain

AnHui province, June 2012 ...

A stroll at HuangShan 黄山

The 'Yellow Mountain', AnHui province.

The HuaShan 华山 'Plank Walk' - video

ShaanXi province.

Beautiful ZhangJiaJie 张家界 and TianMenShan 天門山

HuNan province.

The 'Plank Walk' at HuaShan 华山 mountain - video

In ShaanXi province.

ShaoGuan valley 韶关谷 and the DanXia mountain 丹霞山

Beautiful scenery in GuangDong province. With CCTV's Travelogue ...

A vacation among the rice terraces of Ping'An 平安

A beautiful film ... The LongSheng (Dragon's Backbone) rice terraces 龙胜梯田 cover an area of around 65 square kilometers (about 16,000 acres) in GuangXi province. Construction of the terraces began during the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), most extensively around 500 years ago during the Ming dynasty, and continues today. The rice terraces stand as testament to the wisdom and strength of the Zhuang and Yao ethnic minorities who form the majority of the locals here. LongJi (the Dragon's Backbone) Mountain is located in LongSheng County, about 100 km (2 hours drive) from GuiLin. The most famous of the rice terrace areas here are the Ping'An and JinKeng rice terraces. The terraced fields are constructed from riversides up to the mountain tops, at elevations of 300 meters (1,000 feet) to 1,100 meters (3,600 feet). A typical incline is 30 to 35 degrees. This area is also noted for its LongJi tea and wine. Best time to visit : May to mid-October (ideally, June to September).

A trip to the wonderful HuangShan 黄山 mountains

AnHui province. Beautifully filmed in August 2011.

The beautiful HuangShan 黄山 mountain, part 2 (7/7)

AnHui province.

The beautiful HuangShan 黄山 Mountain, part 2 (6/7)

AnHui province.

The beautiful HuangShan 黄山 Mountain, part 2 (5/7)

AnHui province.

The beautiful HuangShan 黄山 mountain, part 2 (4/7)

AnHui province.

The beautiful HuangShan 黄山 mountain, part 2 (3/7)

AnHui province.

The beautiful HuangShan 黄山 mountain, part 2 (2/7)

AnHui province.

The beautiful HuangShan 黄山 mountain, part 2 (1/7)

AnHui province.

Exploring the beautiful HuangShan 黄山 mountain; part 1 (8/8)

In AnHui province.

Exploring the beautiful HuangShan 黄山 mountain; part 1 (7/8)

In AnHui province.

Exploring the beautiful HuangShan 黄山 mountain; part 1 (6/8)

In AnHui province.

Exploring the beautiful HuangShan 黄山 mountain; part 1 (5/8)

In AnHui province.

Exploring the beautiful HuangShan 黄山 mountain; part 1 (4/8)

In AnHui province.

Exploring the beautiful HuangShan 黄山 mountain; part 1 (3/8)

In AnHui province.

Exploring the beautiful HuangShan 黄山 mountain; part 1 (2/8)

In AnHui province.

Exploring the beautiful HuangShan 黄山 mountain; part 1 (1/8)

In AnHui province.

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