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This Giant Buddha Was Built to Protect Passing Boats

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This Giant Buddha Was Built to Protect Passing Boats

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One of the most revered ancient sites in China is carved out of the side of Mount Emei. It's known as the Leshan Giant Buddha, and took 90 years to build until it was completed in 803 AD.

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Modern-day China has been built on the traditions and innovations of the past. In this aerial journey, explore the sprawling nation from a whole new perspective. See how nature has served as both an enemy and an ally, and meet people who have built lives in the unlikeliest of places, from steep river valleys to harsh desert landscapes. It's a coast-to-coast tour of a vast and varied nation, where ancient customs continue to shape the landscape and the people.

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