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Watch: Moment of Peace via Mesmerizing Drone Footage of Chinese Village

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Take a deep breath in, and exhale out all your bad qi with this meditative video taken around the city of Hangzhou.

Hangzhou is a bit of a contradiction. It’s the site of serene water gardens and temples, as well as home to e-commerce giant Alibaba and other key players in the tech industry. For this video, videographer Kenneth Lee focused on the parts of the city that hold on to their old school charm.

Drones are huge over here right now, but it takes footage like this to help us remember why. The shots are pretty amazing – for a second you might forget that you’re sitting at your computer, and not floating high above the sights and sounds of the town. The footage takes you around Hefang Street, Lingying Temple, and Tianshan Village, all set to simple guzheng music.

Subscribe to Kenneth’s channel for more bird’s eye looks around China.

Adan Kohnhorst
Adan Kohnhorst is a Shanghai-based writer, producer, and multimedia artist, and the Associate Editor at RADII. His work has been featured in publications such as Maxim and the Chinese-language StreetVoice, and he’s an active member of the hip-hop and DIY music scenes in Shanghai, NYC, and Dallas. He learned Mandarin in high school so he could train at the Shaolin Temple, but now just uses it to interview rappers.

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