China From Above

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China is a vast country with a seemingly endless variety of landscapes. From the modern skylines of Shanghai and Hong Kong to the ancient city walls of Xi'an, the former capital of the 'Middle Kingdom'. Imposing rice terraces contrast with stark desert scenery, massive coal factories rub shoulders with newly built cities.

I have been privileged to visit China a number of times in the last decade or so, usually with a photo- and or video camera in hand, trying to capture glimpses of this ever evolving nation. Earlier this year, I took the opportunity to travel across the country for another 3 months, focusing primarily on aerial photography and filming.

This little adventure took me from the Northern 'rust belt provinces' to the beautiful mountain landscapes of national parks like Zhangjiajie (often named as an inspiration for the popular Avatar movie) and Jiuzhaigou. I also visited some cities to gain an aerial perspective of China's urban development, and came across several major infrastructure projects. The rural backwaters in Guangxi province were a personal favorite to explore, with the surreal Dragon's Backbone rice terraces and karst scenery around Guilin.

I edited some of this material into one single clip, trying to show some of the diversity I came across. The drone I traveled around with was the DJI Phantom 4.

You will find footage from the following places in this clip (in no particular order): Zhangjiajie national park, the Yangtze River (Three Gorges), Dunhuang (sand dunes and solar panels), Guazhou (wind turbines), Hebei province (Great Wall of China), Dazhai (Dragon's Backbone rice terraces), Fujian province (Hakka 'tulou' round houses), Pingyao, Changsha (Mao Zedong memorial), Liaoning province (several industrial sites and 'ghost cities'), Guangzhou (Evergrande football stadium), Hong Kong, Shanghai, Jishou (Aizhai bridge), Hainan island, Chongqing, Guilin, Jiuzhaigou national park, Zhengzhou, Linxia (golden domed mosque), Zhangye national park, Macau, Hukou waterfalls, and Shenzhen.

Comments and suggestions are always appreciated, thanks for watching!

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“China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world.”
― Napoléon Bonaparte

Автор — Mushopia

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For those who never stop criticizing, China is today like this because of all the hard work they have done. From a very poor country to one of the most advanced countries is not easy. So stop saying that the world is contaminated thanks to them and all those stupid things. Why you people never see the good things and always believe what the western media says? goshh

Автор — Jeshia Smily

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Thanks for showing these beautiful Chinese places which those western media never want the world to see. Thanks.

Автор — Constantine Chou

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Beautiful! Pity BBC or CNN doesn't show

Автор — Jose Rodrigues

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I am Hong Kong people, I love my country
Love and peace 🙌🏻🙌🏻🇨🇳🇨🇳🇭🇰🇭🇰

Автор — pop Man

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China is a wonderful country. Respect from INDIA.

Автор — MOHAMMED ZUBAIR

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I love how china converted them selves from a poor to a developed nation in such less time, even though our country relations are not good, i salute them for this epic transformation.

Автор — KID BENGALA

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good enough to be show on BBC, CNN, etc...lol

Автор — S Chandler

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This video deserves millions of views. China is such an amazing country I can't wait to live and work there. Would love more videos like this.

Автор — Rogan

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If you want to see advanced city go USA france canada Australia
If you want to enjoy nature go Nepal Switzerland Bhutan
If you want to see both go China
Love from your oldest neghibour Nepal
China's development is inspiration for any developing country

Автор — QQQ Zzz

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beautiful china good
i am from pakistan

Автор — Zohaib Ghumman

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Beautiful images!!
China is a beautiful country, I hope they can solve the pollution problem to become even more beautiful!!
Greetings from Brazil 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

Автор — Mauricio Quideroli

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Thanks for shooting and editing this masterpiece.
I cried. This is my country, my motherland.

Автор — Michael Wei

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Thanks for sharing a real China which CNN BBC never show us

Автор — Fantasticman

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The real picture of china..thanks for the video..truly the picture of progress and growth🇨🇳🇨🇳🇨🇳

Автор — Abdullah Bin Nur

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China is sooo beutyfull contry love from pakistan

Автор — Zohaib Jadoon

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Chinese people believe “和” means peaceful.

Автор — Driala Byo

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the western media will never report this。They only cheat the public through one-sided coverage,keep the People blind and feel good about themself

Автор — da pan

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china is a such beautiful country from Albania, Europe

Автор — Marco Giovanelli

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Its all about hard works very good country and peoples

Автор — Hammad Hammad