In That Faraway Place
Qinghai is the birthplace of the Yangtze, Yellow, and Lancang Rivers, hence its reputation as the “Home of the Headwaters of the Three Great Rivers of Asia”. After stopping by Qinghai Lake, we will head to Jinyintan, where Atomic City, China’s first nuclear weapons development facility, was built in 1958. In Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, we will appreciate the national intangible cultural heritage of Hua’er and stop by Red Army Valley, the only part of Qinghai through which the Red Army passed on their 8,000-mile Long March. We will then set foot in the uninhabited territory of Hoh Xil, which is also known as the “Master of Famous Mountains”, enjoy a performance of the Tibetan people’s Yushu Zhuo Dance, and visit the world’s largest prayer pilgrimage site, Xinzhai Jiana Mani Stone Mound, to marvel at a 24,000-m² “ocean” of Buddhist scriptures comprising two billion Mani Stones.
Producer: Leslie Ng