In this episode our trip takes us to two of the booming Metropolises of the Yangtze, Chengdu and Chongqing.
Chengdu known in the past as the Brocade and later as the City Hibiscus is the capital of Sichuan province and the fifth most populated city in China.
Today we will discover the secrets of this thousand-year-old city and of a culture so advanced and old, that it has been compared with the Egyptian, the Babylonian and the Mayan.
Next we head to the "city of water and fire", Chongqing. This magnificent city survived the ferocious bombardments during a foreign invasion only to now be converted into a key region for the development of all the south of China.
Join us as we discover these two impressive cities.
China ... the legendary Asian empire that never seizes to amaze us with its originality and evoloution of its civilization. The country that has had the fastest development also has the third largest river in the world. Majestically flowing through its land, the mighty river Yangtze.
In this facinating 6 part series through the scenary, history, and people that surround this great river, you will get a chance to experience a journey that lead us to discover the influence that the river Yangtze has had and the extoridinary changes experienced by China starting in 1980 that proves that next to the Yellow River the Yangtze can be seen as a new mother river.