Mountains - Gateways to Heaven
NATURE & WILDLIFE
Destination China takes you to some of China’s most beautiful landscapes, home to 6,000 species of plant, 200 mammals and 500 birds.
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Episode InformationYunnan province in southwestern China has an incredible landscape, with snow-capped mountains, rice terraces, lakes, rubber plantations, gorges and tropical rainforests. Bordering Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, Yunnan’s distinctive nature reserves were awarded World Heritage status for their rich biodiversity. Destination China takes you to some of China’s most beautiful landscapes, home to 6,000 species of plant, 200 mammals and 500 birds. We travel from snow-covered Shangri La in the North, to the tropical Xishuangbanna in the South. White-cheeked gibbons are the most endangered animals in China. Meanwhile, China’s elephants are only found in the extreme south of the Yunnan province. They number between two and 300 and are highly endangered. This celebration of diversity, survival, and the wonders of natural beauty is a feast for the eyes.