This Aerial Footage of China Basically Teleports You There

There are so many great aerial shots of China in this video by Stef Hoffer that I think my mind just teleported there. It’s not just the pretty stuff either; The video is especially great because it shows many different sides of China, from the natural beauty of the country to the smoggy life in the cities and all that’s in between: sand dunes, solar panels, rice terraces, ghost cities, shanty towns, and more.

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If you’re curious, here are the places that were featured:

Zhangjiajie national park, the Yangtze River (Three Gorges), Dunhuang (sand dunes and solar panels), Guazhou (wind turbines), Hebei province (Great Wall of China), Dazhai (Dragon’s Backbone rice terraces), Fujian province (Hakka ‘tulou’ round houses), Pingyao, Changsha (Mao Zedong memorial), Liaoning province (several industrial sites and ‘ghost cities’), Guangzhou (Evergrande football stadium), Hong Kong, Shanghai, Jishou (Aizhai bridge), Hainan island, Chongqing, Guilin, Jiuzhaigou national park, Zhengzhou, Linxia (golden domed mosque), Zhangye national park, Macau, Hukou waterfalls, and Shenzhen.

The video was shot with a DJI Phantom 4.

DISCUSSION

Those rapid “jump forward” cuts at points were pretty distracting, but otherwise this was really beautiful to watch. Reminds me of one I saw for Israel not too long ago. Drone aerials may be my new favorite way to travel ;)