Huangling, a flower town known for its enchanting landscape, is located in Shangrao city, Jiangxi province. The town blossoms with the spring, with blooming balmy flowers, weeping willows and ancient walls, tiles and lanes marked by the colors of their history. The town is filled with tourists especially during sunny days.

To seize the splendor of the scene, the film crew of “Across China in 8 Minutes and 20 Seconds” arrived on March 28. The film series uses virtual reality technologies to provide an immersive experience to audiences. The series is produced by the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, with cooperation from the media center of Chinese National Geography, Whaley VR, and the Shambala Cultural Industry Investment Co., Ltd.

The film crew used an extremely advanced panoramic camera called "Jaunt One" to film in Huangling, exhibiting the graceful flower blooming and local traditions and customs, such as the Anhui opera and the tea culture. The camera, which has 24 shots and could transmit 4k three-dimensional images at 60 frames per second, could function in tough environmental conditions, at temperatures ranging from minus 30 degrees to 70 degrees Celsius. There are fewer than 100 of these cameras in the world.

In recent years, the beautiful scenes in Huangling, especially the clouds of flowers and terraced fields, have not only drawn crowds of tourists, but also attracted camera crews from CCTV-13, CCTV-2, and others for special productions.

Tasked with the theme of “exploring the gorgeous sceneries of China,” the film crew of “Across China in 8 Minutes and 20 Seconds” picked 50 sites across the country, documenting a wide variety of wonderful landscape. Materials from each location are condensed to a VR film of 8 minutes and 20 seconds for an immersive VR tour for the audience. Another 50 episodes of documentary films will also be launched to showcase the grand rivers, mountains and spectacular landscape across China in more detail.