Mount Sanqing

A sacred mountain in Taoism.

Sanqing means “the three Pure Ones”, representing three of the highest gods in Taoism.

The Goddess Peak, named so because it resembles a goddess looking into the distance.

The Python Peak, as it looks like a giant snake flying skywards.

Many of the peaks are shrouded in mist and clouds.

The Taoist temple of Yuling was built on one of the peaks 1,600 years ago.

A meandering road cutting through bamboo forests.

It takes less than two months for a bamboo to grow to ten metres.

Residents nearby cut down bamboos to make a type of paper that can be kept for hundreds of years.

Mount Longhu, one of the birthplaces of Taoism.

Danxia landform is responsible for the pretty pink colour of the mountain.

Hanging coffins are placed on the cliffs.

Nowadays, people try to recreate the process by carrying coffin replicas and descending from the top of the cliff with the help of ropes and pulley.

The Jinggang Mountains, birthplace of the Red Army.

Zhu De and Mao Zedong joined forces here.

The Yangtze River

Poyang Lake

During low tide, a small island in the middle of the lake provides grazing ground for cattle.

During high tide, most of the island is submerged, leaving only three buildings visible above water.

A 5-km road is built on water.

During high tide, cars turn into boats.

Poyang Lake is a winter resort for over seventy thousand migratory birds.

Including the snow crane.

And the Oriental stork, with their black-and-white plumage.

There are only about 3,000 Oriental storks left in the world.

The most elusive creature to be found along the Yangtze River are the finless porpoise, a critically endangered species.

These playful porpoises have a nickname, “river pigs”.

They are rarer than the giant panda.

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Yugan County

A fisherman rows his boat, with a flight of cormorants leading the way.

The fisherman beats the water surface with a bamboo pole, a signal for the cormorants to start fishing.

They dive down, and re-emerge with a fish caught in their hooked bill.

The way they swallow the whole fish makes me doubt if the cormorant actually knows what a fish tastes like.

Jingdezhen, the place where the famous eponymous china is made.

In ancient times, the small town was responsible for producing over a million pieces of china, many of which were sent into the imperial palace.

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Terrace fields cultivated by the Hakka people.

Hakka walled village

Multiple families live in each compound.

There are 136 rooms in this compound, about one quarter of which are used for food storage.

There is only one entrance in the entire compound. The thick walls were designed for defence purpose.

The Gan River

It flows for 885 km, throughout the entire Jiangxi Province.

Dongjin Bridge is a 400-metre pontoon bridge, built with 117 wooden boats.

In the past, the bridge was broken apart twice a day to allow ships to pass.

The city of Nanchang.

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