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China from Above


It’s time for a mid-summer tour of China—from the air. I recently ran across this video on YouTube done by a photographer named Stef Hoffer.

Here’s what the photographer has to say about the video:

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 don’t know about you, but this makes me want to jump on a plane and head back to China!

Image credit: Guangzhou night by Wallace Lan, via Flickr
Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman is Senior Vice President of ChinaSource. She is the editor of ZGBriefs and Chinese Church Voices, as well as a regular contributor to ChinaSource publications. Prior to joining ChinaSource, Joann spent 28 years working in China, as an English teacher, language student, program director, and most recently,... View Full Bio


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