Notes and Editorial Reviews
"The front picture tells a lot of the story of this region. Whilst snow is a feature because of the mountainous terrain that protected it from invasion for centuries, it shares the same latitude as Shanghai. Bordering part of Tibet it is twice as far southwest from Beijing as Shanxi. It is a land of lakes and snow-capped mountains, with a fertile central plain. But the sub-tropics also have an influence at this latitude with Qingcheng Mountain a mere 1300 metres high boasting plum and palm tree-lined trails for the tourists on their way to the holy Taoist mountain and its temples with carved, curved statues and statuettes (CH.5).
Snow Mountain, the Oriental Alps, (CH.8) had a significant part to play in China’s more
recent history with the Red Army climbing over it during The Long March of 1934-36 (CH.8). The region is also famous for silk brocade (CH.10) and the water falls of Nuoriling, the widest in the region, which freeze in winter. The Buddhist Mount Emei, 130Km from Chengdu draws many indigenous tourists to see the sunsets which are enjoyed here without the hassle of the hawkers and the noise (CH.14). The accompanying music is perhaps more melodic to western ears with woodwind and plucked strings dominant."
-- Robert J Farr, MusicWeb International
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Format: NTSC, Digital 2.0, 5.1 / DTS 5.1, Aspect Ratio 16:9
Run Time 63:39
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