Passport to Adventure A Journey Down the Yangtze River China
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A Yangtze cruise passes through the magnificent Three Gorges section, where the construction of the world’s largest dam will forever change this mighty river. Hosts Mark Jennings &Julie Conover experience a traditional way of life on pea pod boats with trackers , wiry guides who navigate the tributaries of the Yangtze in long wooden boats, fending off the cliffs with bamboo poles. In the City of the Ghosts, statues of demonic giants tower over the town of Fengdu waiting for the day when the waters of the Yangtze will wash over their feet. In the delta region, Mark &Julie join the half million locals who get around on bikes to tour the countryside, and explore quaint Suzhou, where intricate silk embroidery is the pride of the city. Bustling Shanghai provides a first hand look at modern China as it collides with it’s own ancient culture.