Aerial China 3: beautiful scenery in Hunan

By Li Liandi | Updated : May 29, 2020
The third season of serial documentary Aerial China is a large aerial documentary produced by the Movies, TV and Documentary Center of China Media Center and CDIMC, which allows the audience to enjoy the beauty and geographical diversity of China from high in the sky.

Consisting of 10 episodes with each lasting 50 minutes, the latest season has selected 10 provinces of Yunnan, An’hui, Guizhou, Shandong, Tianjin, Shanxi, Jilin, Hunan, Hebei and Ningxia.

It will be aired on China Central Television’s flagship CCTV-1 channel and documentary CCTV-9, as well as new media platforms. On May 28, the 8th episode shows the beautiful scenery of Zhangjiajie City.

Liuyang River, with hundreds of bends, is lush, fertile and tranquil.  

Liuyang River

Subaoding Wind Power Station is located at the ridges of Xuefeng Mount. 75 wind turbines as high as 65 meters are hidden in the clouds.


A herd of elks lose their way on the wetland of Dongting Lake.

Elks in East Dongting Lake Protected Area, Yueyang City, Hunan Province


Little Dongjiang River in Chenzhou City, Hunan Province

Furong town is an ancient town with more than 2,000 years of history, where you can imagine how the Tujia ancestor guarded the town 800 years ago.

Furong Town

Fenghuang Ancient Town
Zhangjiajie landform, with thousands of stone pillars, makes you imagine what happened 65 million years ago.

Zhangjiajie City

Yuntiandu Glass Bridge in Zhangjiajie

In Xiangling Mount, an attic and a small lamp remind people of the existence of reefs to ensure a safe travel.

Xiangling Mount

Aizhai Suspension Bridge connects the two sides of Dehang Canyon, which shortens the time used to cross the canyon to 60 seconds.  

Aizhai Bridge

Ziquejie Terrace is one of the world’s few irrigation engineering heritages. It features a unique gravity irrigation system, as there is no pool, reservoir and even a water channel. So the villagers’ life depends on the weather.

Ziquejie Terrace
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