Notes and Editorial Reviews
"A region of mountains and lakes, the province of Yunnan lies to the south of Sichuan and in the far south-west of China. It has borders with Burma (Myanmar) to the west, Laos and Vietnam to its south whilst in the north-west it is contiguous with Tibet. At 24 degrees south it shares latitude with Taiwan and Japan. Its historic capital Kunming, has a population in excess of five million and a history of two and one half thousand years. (CH.4). With its history and distinctive minarets and towers Kunming is the most popular tourist destination in the province. Bordering Sichuan and Tibet the area of Shangri La in the north west of the province is aptly named and has natural beauty and tranquillity; its views live up to its name with
precipitous impressive scenery (CH.9).
The captivating picture on the front of the DVD needs just a little study to discern what one is looking at. It is a Stone Forest produced by the erosion of a form of limestone called Karst (CH.5). It is extremely rare and was formed 270 million years ago, its stone teeth the consequence of constant erosion by the monsoon climate which also accounts for the caves, lakes and other unique geological features.
Yunnan is the home of the Naxi people and their music is distinct in character. As I have noted above, it is one of the few occasions that the viewer gets to see the instrumentalists of the various regions covered in this series (CH.10). Put the scene on pause and get your encyclopaedias out."
-- Robert J Farr, MusicWeb International
Run Time 61:08
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Format: NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0, 5.1, DTS 5.1
Region: All region
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