Attractive Chinese Scenery in Movies (Episode 1)

Beautiful scenes help to enhance ambiance desired in movies; Likewise,  movies are always a window of different places. Here is a collection which well demonstrates Chinese landscapes. Which one impresses you most?

The Painted Veil (2006)


Director: John Curran

Stars: Catherine An, Edward Norton

Telling the experience of the British couple Walter and Kitty in China, the film provides a splendid scenery of Chinese landscape, especially Guilin. The scene of the couple boating on the river marks the most romantic moment in the film.


Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Province

Mission Impossible III (2006)


Director: J.J. Abrams

Stars: Tom Cruise, Michelle Monaghan

With the trend of Chinese elements in Hollywood, Tom Cruise left his footprints in China during his mission on silver screen. Besides the scenes in Shanghai, a short segment of the movie was taken in Xi Tang, a famous water village in Zhejiang Province.




Xi Tang, Zhejiang Province

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)


Director: Li An

Stars: Zhang Zi-Yi, Chow Yun-Fat

As one of the most noted Chinese films, Crouching Tiger, Hidden dragon has impressed its international audience with not only the beautiful fight scenes, but also the magnificent views across China.


Bamboo Sea, Sichuan Province




Hong Village, Yellow Mountain City, Anhui Province




“GhostCity” Urho, Karamay, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Red Sorghum (1987)


Director: Zhang Yi-Mou

Stars: Gong Li, Jiang Wen

Red Sorghum is a 1987 Chinese film about a young woman’s life working on a distillery for sorghum liquor. It is based on the novel Red Sorghum Clan by Nobel laureate Mo Yan.

Though the story happens in  Shandong Province, the whole movie was taken in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. This area is of typical wide northern-China atmosphere, featuring a complex environment of desert, plain and plateau. 




Ningxia, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region


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