Mirror, mirror, on the wall, what’s the fairest city of them all?

West Lake of Hangzhou, Lake Tai of Wuxi and pandas of Chengdu

West Lake of Hangzhou, Lake Tai of Wuxi and pandas of Chengdu

While you’re recovering from being wowed by the beauty of Xiamen University due to Meteor Shower, here are a few more places that have recently been brought to the spotlight thanks to celebrity endorsement.

Crystal Liu’s extended commercial for Taihu, as mentioned earlier here, came out last week. click here to watch it

Chengdu, Sichuan’s capital, has also been stepping up in advertising with movies and music. The official mv for its city theme song, “I love this city” by Jane Zhang, finally came out last week.

I love this city-Chengdu theme song

Jane in West Lake, Hangzhou

Jane in West Lake, Hangzhou

Last year, the mv for the  Chengdu-Hangzhou cultural exchange program was released, with the same theme song:

I love this city – twin city version

Since we’re on the subject, if you haven’t seen it yet, music video for director Zhang Yimou (2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony)’s Impressions West Lake, a live spectacle set upon (literally-the stage is 3cm below water surfaces) the romantic West Lake of Hangzhou:

Impressions West Lake Rain – Jane Zhang

Jane in HD, a la request (click on the picture for larger ones):

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13 thoughts on “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, what’s the fairest city of them all?

  1. Thanks for the photos Jane. I love Pandas.

    Pandas are those gentle giant bears. Though the ones in the wild (that’s if there is any left in the wild) can be aggressive.

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