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Hong Kong: water traffic

Hong Kong: water traffic

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Hong Kong is located on China's south coast, 60 km (37 mi) east of Macau on the opposite side of the Pearl River Delta. It is surrounded by the South…moreHong Kong is located on China's south coast, 60 km (37 mi) east of Macau on the opposite side of the Pearl River Delta. It is surrounded by the South China Sea on the east, south, and west, and borders the Guangdong city of Shenzhen to the north over the Shenzhen River. The territory's 1,104 km2 (426 sq mi) area consists of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories, and over 200 offshore islands, of which the largest is Lantau Island. Of the total area, 1,054 km2 (407 sq mi) is land and 50 km2 (19 sq mi) is inland water. less

Hong Kong Tea Master

Hong Kong Tea Master

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Master Vincent Li of Hong Kong introduces tea drinking as an essential part of the Hong Kong experience.

Hong Kong Tai Chi

Hong Kong Tai Chi

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Tai Chi is an ideal form of exercise, but also perfect for relaxing and for this city with two feet on the gas, it is a favoured way to unwind and st…moreTai Chi is an ideal form of exercise, but also perfect for relaxing and for this city with two feet on the gas, it is a favoured way to unwind and stay healthy. Tai Chi is a series of fluid movements which are designed to keep the balance of Yin and Yang in the body. Tai Chi Master Law man Sun of Hong Kong shows how tai Chi is the perfect ying to Hong Kong Yang. less

Hong Kong nights

Hong Kong nights

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The lack of space caused demand for denser constructions, which developed the city to a centre for modern architecture and the world's most vertical…more The lack of space caused demand for denser constructions, which developed the city to a centre for modern architecture and the world's most vertical city. The density of the living space and the vibrant life of a city that like New York never sleeps makes its night scenery one of the most visually spectacular in the world. less

Hong Kong Festivals

Hong Kong Festivals

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Hong Kong’s influential Chinese heritage gives the city an enduring dedication to ancient festivities. And with glowing lanterns, crowded temples, da…moreHong Kong’s influential Chinese heritage gives the city an enduring dedication to ancient festivities. And with glowing lanterns, crowded temples, dancing lions, fiery dragons and the wafts of incense, Chinese festivals are the most vibrant expressions of the soul of Asia’s world city. Cheung Chau's Bun Festival, which draws tens of thousands of local and overseas tourists every year, is staged to mark the Eighth day of the Fourth Moon, in the Chinese calendar (this is usually in early May). It coincides with the local celebration of Buddha's Birthday. Tin Hau Festival is very important because Tin Hau is god of the sea and hence patron of fishermen. as most of Hong Kong communities are originally from the sea she is very important in traditional island life. the biggest Festival of all is Chinese New Year. Nowhere else is this momentous festival more accessible than in Asia’s world city, where traditions dating back thousands of years. The ancient Chinese once welcomed the new lunar year by scaring away evil spirits with firecrackers, but that’s no longer feasible in such a densely packed city. However, Hong Kong makes up for it by putting on a stunning parade and pyrotechnic show. less

Hong Kong heritage

Hong Kong heritage

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Hong Kong historian Nevin Lim looks at the artifacts of the past to show how far the city has travelled from its humble origin.

Hong Kong Fung Shui

Hong Kong Fung Shui

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Feng shui or Fung shui, is a Chinese system of geomancy believed to use the laws of both Heaven (Chinese astronomy) and Earth to help one improve lif…moreFeng shui or Fung shui, is a Chinese system of geomancy believed to use the laws of both Heaven (Chinese astronomy) and Earth to help one improve life by receiving positive qi. Historically, feng shui was widely used to orient buildings—often spiritually significant structures such as tombs, but also dwellings and other structures—in an auspicious manner. Depending on the particular style of feng shui being used, an auspicious site could be determined by reference to local features such as bodies of water, stars, or a compass. Feng shui was suppressed in China during the cultural revolution in the 1960s, but since then has increased in popularity. Fung Shui Master Raymond Lo explains how Hong Kong success is tied to its Fung Shui design. less

Jackie Chan loves Hong Kong cuisine

Jackie Chan loves Hong Kong cuisine

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Many people believe the sophisticated cuisine of Hong Kong is the best expression of Chinese culture at the table.

Hong Kong Dragon Boats

Hong Kong Dragon Boats

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In Hong Kong, a celebration of an ancient Chinese festival has become one of the world’s great parties – the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival. This anc…moreIn Hong Kong, a celebration of an ancient Chinese festival has become one of the world’s great parties – the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival. This ancient event, also known as Tuen Ng Festival, commemorates the death of a popular Chinese national hero, Qu Yuan, who drowned himself in the Mi Lo River over 2,000 years ago to protest against the corrupt rulers. Legend has it that as townspeople attempted to rescue Qu Yuan, they beat drums to scare fish away and threw dumplings into the sea to keep the fish from eating his body. Today, festival activities recall this legendary event. The real highlight of the festival is the fierce-looking dragon boats racing in a lively, vibrant spectacle. Teams race the elaborately decorated dragon boats to the beat of heavy drums. The special boats, which measure more than 10 metres, have ornately carved and painted "dragon" heads and tails, and each carries a crew of 20-22 paddlers. less

Hong Kong Aerials

Hong Kong Aerials

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An helicopter tour of Hong Kong waterfront.

Bejing Highlights part 2

Bejing Highlights part 2

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The Temple of Heaven, is a complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emper…moreThe Temple of Heaven, is a complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies. It has been regarded as a Taoist temple, The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests is a magnificent circular building, built on three levels of marble stone base, where the Emperor prayed for good harvests. The building is completely wooden, with no nails. The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is water. Longevity Hill is about 60 meters (200 feet) high and houses many buildings positioned in sequence. The front hill is rich in the splendid halls and pavilions, while the back hill, in sharp contrast, is quiet with natural beauty The central Kunming Lake covering 2.2 square kilometers was entirely man made and the excavated soil was used to build Longevity Hill. In the Summer Palace, one finds a variety of palaces, gardens, and other classical-style architectural structures. In December 1998, UNESCO included the Summer Palace on its World Heritage List. It declared the Summer Palace "a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design". The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire against intrusions . Several walls were being built as early as the 7th century BC While some portions north of Beijing portrayed in this video and near tourist centers have been preserved and even extensively renovated, in many locations the Wall is in disrepair. The Great Wall is a World Heritage Site. less

Bejing Highlights part 1

Bejing Highlights part 1

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Tiananmen Square is a large city square in the center of Beijing, named after the Tiananmen Gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace) located to its North, separ…moreTiananmen Square is a large city square in the center of Beijing, named after the Tiananmen Gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace) located to its North, separating it from the Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square is the third largest city square in the world (109 acres - 960 by 550 yd). It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. In November 1958 a major expansion of Tiananmen Square started, which was completed after only 11 months, in August 1959. This followed the vision of Mao Zedong to make the square the largest and most spectacular in the world, and intended to hold over 500,000 people The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987,[2] and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. In Beijing, hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. Many neighbourhoods were formed by joining one siheyuan to another to form a hutong, and then joining one hutong to another. Since the mid-20th century, the number of Beijing hutongs has dropped dramatically as they are demolished to make way for new roads and recently luxury condominium. More recently, some hutongs have been designated as protected areas in an attempt to preserve this aspect of Chinese cultural history. less

Discover Hong Kong with Vivienne Tam

Discover Hong Kong with Vivienne Tam

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US designer Vivienne Tam talks about her native Hong Kong's influence and inspiration of her East-West designs.

Silk Road Odyssey

Silk Road Odyssey

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Traveling from Beijing into Western China is an eye-opening experience. People in and around Kashgar are Muslims who speak a Turkic language. In a…moreTraveling from Beijing into Western China is an eye-opening experience. People in and around Kashgar are Muslims who speak a Turkic language. In appearance they would have looked at home in villages around Istanbul. From China we continued on through Central Asia and then through Transcaucasia to the eastern shore of the Black Sea. It was quite a trip. less

Modern Gonzo sees the World

Modern Gonzo sees the World

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Not too long ago, a car hit on my bike, broke me knee (ouch) but resulted in a $20K insurance settlement. So I quit my job and went to travel the wo…moreNot too long ago, a car hit on my bike, broke me knee (ouch) but resulted in a $20K insurance settlement. So I quit my job and went to travel the world. Here are some of my favorite clips! less

Yangtze River cruise part 1 Shanghai

Yangtze River cruise part 1 Shanghai

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One of the oldest and most cosmopolitan city in China with relics like the Jade Buddha temple and the Yuyan gardens.

Yangtze River cruise part 2 Yangzhou,  a World Heritage Site

SThe West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou is an implementation of the classical Chinese landscape ideal by improving the natural landscape with b…moreSThe West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou is an implementation of the classical Chinese landscape ideal by improving the natural landscape with bridges, causeways, pavillions etc. The ‘improved’ landscape had a profound impact on the design of gardens not only in China but also further afield. Unesco declared West Lake a Worls heritage Site less

Yangtze River cruise part 3 Huangshan, a World Heritage Site

Set in the midst of the most rural China is the dramatic Yellow Mountain, the subject of chinese paintings for two thousand years. Huang Shan (meani…moreSet in the midst of the most rural China is the dramatic Yellow Mountain, the subject of chinese paintings for two thousand years. Huang Shan (meaning Yellow Mountain) is a mountain range that has played a leading role in the cultural, literary and artistic history of China because of its scenic beauty. It has attracted a large number of poets, painters and other artists. Its attraction lies in the peculiar shapes of the granite peaks, in the weather-shaped Huangshan Pine trees, and in views of the clouds from above. The area also has hot springs and natural pools. The Huang Shan are located in southern Anhui province in eastern China. The mountain range comprises of 77 larger peaks. The mountains were formed in the Mesozoic, about 100 million years ago, when an ancient sea disappeared. Unesco declared Huan Shan a World Heritage Site less

Yangtze cruise part 4 Lushan, a World heritage Site

Yangtze cruise part 4 Lushan, a World heritage Site

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Lushan National Park is a cultural landscape known for its natural beauty. It has inspired many Chinese artists, writers, philosophers and scientists…moreLushan National Park is a cultural landscape known for its natural beauty. It has inspired many Chinese artists, writers, philosophers and scientists. Lushan is famous for its ‘Lushan Conference’ in 1959, when Mao Zedong asserted his power and led him to proceed with the Great Leap Forward. Mao had a house here too which was previously occupied by Chank Kai Chek, which now holds the Lushan Museum where Mao's period furniture has been preserved. This is a site of pilgrimage for millions of chinese less

Yangtze River cruise part 5 Wuhan

Yangtze River cruise part 5 Wuhan

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Bronze bells excavated from 2000 year old tomb still play beautifully today

Yangtze River cruise part 6 Yueyang

Yangtze River cruise part 6 Yueyang

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A 3000 year old city with lots of history and the ancient Yueyang tower.

Yangtze River cruise part 7 Sanduping

Yangtze River cruise part 7 Sanduping

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Site of the largest and controversial river dam in the world.

Yangtze River cruise part 8 Wushan

Yangtze River cruise part 8 Wushan

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starting point for a trip on the Daning River up to the three Gorges. Most of areas in film are under water now.

Yangtze River cruise part 9 Fengdu

Yangtze River cruise part 9 Fengdu

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Called "Ghost City", a metropolis built 1800 years ago portaying Taoist Hell. Mostly under water now

Hong Kong's Top 10 Must See Attractions

Hong Kong's Top 10 Must See Attractions

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http://www.vidtur.com Planning a vacation in Hong Kong? Make sure you visit the most important landmarks this city offers.

Hong Kong's Top 10 Must See Attractions

Hong Kong's Top 10 Must See Attractions

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http://www.vidtur.com Planning a vacation in Hong Kong? Make sure you visit the most important landmarks this city offers.