Watch China From Above

China is a land of immense scale and diversity, an ancient civilization with a fascinating history dating back thousands of years. From the monumental engineering feats of the Great Wall, to innovative and unique farming techniques, and a massive water splashing festival, you'll discover how China has transformed its cities and infrastructure so much in three decades while still retaining its strong traditions, and how these strong traditions have shaped China's landscape to make it uniquely recognizable and truly magnificent, especially from the air!

Sunday at 12:00 on Smithsonian Channel
2 Seasons, 5 Episodes
July 19, 2015
Documentary & Biography, Travel
Cast: Andres Williams
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China From Above Full Episode Guide

  • A look at China's impressive vast interior, featuring mountains and rivers holding a range of diverse people.

  • From ice-fishing to kite-flying, and from bustling ports to booming cities, witness life along the coast of China.

  • From stunning heights, witness the mountains, rivers, and people that make up China's great interior. Visit celebrations at the center of the Buddhist world and on the edges of river cities, soar over the world's most famous peak 29,000 feet in the air, and dive into an ancient city submerged under a lake. China's heartland is a place where urban and rural communities embrace the challenges of a changing, 21st century world.

  • Using the latest in aerial photographic technology, combined with personal character led stories; well showcase Chinas diverse landscapes, extreme weather, massive megacities and staggering infrastructure over two spectacular episodes. We take to the air to reveal how China lives, eats, works, travels and plays - on a mega scale. What does a billion-plus population do for fun?

  • How have the traditions of China shaped its landscape and people, and how do they hold up in the present day? To capture its scale and complexity we embark on an epic aerial journey across China's varied landscapes and cultures to uncover how these practices and icons endure. From the monumental engineering feats of the Great Wall to a massive water splashing festival in the tropical south, we unveil the secrets and patterns of Chinas living past in a fresh new perspective.

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