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Discover Hong Kong with Vivienne Tam

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

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Yangtze River cruise part 1 Shanghai

Yangtze River cruise part 1 Shanghai

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

Yangtze River cruise part 2 Yangzhou,  a World Heritage Site

Yangtze River cruise part 2 Yangzhou, a World Heritage Site

SThe West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou is an implementation of the class…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

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 s…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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Yangtze River cruise part 5 Wuhan

Yangtze River cruise part 5 Wuhan

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

Yangtze River cruise part 6 Yueyang

Yangtze River cruise part 6 Yueyang

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

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Co Era So

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An aggressive ride in the waka, the war canoe.

An aggressive ride in the waka, the war canoe.

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St. Catherine's Monastery

St. Catherine's Monastery

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Bahia nights

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