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Globe Trekker

Southeast China (#412)

Zay Harding starts in Guanzhou - China's fourth largest city - where he visits a Buddhist temple, learns about the Opium War and tours the Qingping market to sample the unusual fare. Zay flies to the province of Hunan, where he hikes through the Wulingyuan National Park and climbs one of its many rock pinnacles. Later it's off to Shaoshan, the birthplace of Mao Zedong, and then to Nanchang, the historic revolutionary city, where Zay learns about the infamous chairman. Next he travels to Ruijin, the city where the Communist army started the Long March and where Zay meets a surviving marcher. He tours the extraordinary houses of the Hakka people near Yongding, inspects the world's biggest tea market in Anxi and discovers incredible ceramics in Dehua. In the ancient port of Quanzhou, Zay observes the Mazu Festival and then finally it's on to the stunning beaches of Hainan Dao, a tourist resort and home to the minority Li group. [57 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their aim of "living as the locals do," charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages.

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