Richard Bangs is pulled back to China and the Pearl River Delta in the 10th installment in the series Richard Bangs’ Adventures with Purpose. This time Bangs is on a quest to discover the roots of the human desire for harmony in Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong Provence, China.
According to Bangs, “Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong are three pearls in one exquisite setting. Each is distinct yet they are bound together by a cultural veneration of harmony.”
LENGTH: 1 x 60 Minutes
FORMAT: Special (part of a series)
INTERNATIONAL TRACK: Yes
CLOSED CAPTIONS: No
ASPECT RATIO: 16:9
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2012
RELEASE YEAR: 2012
SUPPLIER: Small World Productions
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
RIGHTS TERRITORY: Worldwide exclusive of USA
Richard Bangs’ quest begins in Hong Kong, Asia’s world city. At its most authentic, Hong Kong projects an energetic duality—what Richard calls, “An ambition of opposites in concert, the special ingredients of harmony.”
A mere 40 miles from Hong Kong by ferry, Macau shares the shores of the Pearl River delta but seems half-a-world away. quest takes him to historic Old Town, Senado Square, the ruins of St. Paul’s Church, Colane Island and the Cotai Strip to learn what role harmony plays in Macau’s success.
To complete his journey Richard travels on to Guangdong Provence. How does Guangdong balance its bursting commerce and industry with the serenity and integrity of its original landscape? To find out, Richard explores Nan Hau Buddhist Temple, ancient Zuhji Lane, the village of Bebei Yao Fastness and Guangdong’s Grand Canyon. But the highlight of his journey is Guangdong’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, a ‘great sculpture garden of scenic wonders’ clustered around Danxia Mountain.
2012 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Gold Award
2012 Emmy Nomination: Cultural Documentary
2012 Emmy Nomination: Photography
2012 Megellan Award
2012 Bronze Telly “Documentary”