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Program Title: A Thousand Kilometers Beyond the Yellow River
EASC Code: CS-12
Series Title: Silk Road, The: An Ancient World of Adventure
Region/Country: China
Language: English
Subtitles:
Subject: Travel, Archaeology
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: VHS
Director:
Producer: NHK
Release Date: 1990
Running Time: 55 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "[In this episode] you will leave Xi-an and cross the Yellow River on a goat-skin raft. You will gaze in awe at the giant Buddha at Bing-li-si, and enter the secret caves, never before filmed by a television crew. You will traverse the forbidding He-xi Corridor, a long and narrow defile between the Qi-lian Mountains and the Gobbi Desert. This former battleground of the Huns was bitterly conquered by the Chinese for its real treasure - the Heavenly Western Horses which gave the Huns their fearsome military power. You will stroll the streets of the citadel town of Zhang-ye, and visit the Nie-pan Buddha, already two hundred years old when Marco Polo lived here in the fourteenth century."
Data Entry Date: 5/12/1999