Riding Rails In China
This show is a follow up to the 2004 documentary, Riding Rails in China, where two Americans rode the Chinese rails to southern China. It takes two new American travelers to three major cities in northeast China: Shenyang, Changchun, and Harbin. They get a chance to ride China's high-speed, medium-speed, and normal speed trains. Chris and Sarah's perception of China expand as they experience the country, firsthand.
Riding Rails In China Previous Broadcasts
KQED World: Sun, Jul 5, 2015 -- 9:00 PM
Chris and Sarah walk around a 3,900 pounds meteor for good luck. They pick vegetables on a farm outside of Changchun and have them cooked along with a Manchurian style "hotpot" dish. In Harbin, they discover a wildlife reserve for Siberian tigers on Sun Island along the city's Songhua River. Sarah and Chris also visit the Church of St. Sophia, and see how these regions are influenced by Russian culture.
KQED World: Sun, Jul 5, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
American travelers Chris and Sarah are quick to observe that these northern Chinese cities are not much different than major cities in the U.S. like San Francisco or New York. They visit the magnificent Shenyang Imperial Palace. At Changchun World Sculpture Park, they see 450 different sculptures from artists over 215 different countries. In addition to experiencing urban life and culture through eating the food and engaging in social activities with locals, they visit unique natural sites including the Benxi Water Cave, called "the longest water cave in Asia" near Shenyang.