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DVA Nominee from Mongolia

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Pristine Mongolia

DanielKordan

Contributor Daniel Kordan has nearly a million followers on Instagram, and it's because of content like this masterpiece from Mongolia.  Using a DJI Mavic 2 combined with ground camera footage, he created a spectacular portrait of this fascinating Northeast Asian land.  The video features epic footage of mountains, the vast Mongolian Desert, the Mongolian Plateau, and even nomadic horsemen. It's a finalist in the Countries/Regions category for the second annual Drone Video Awards.

China's Great Wall

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The Great Wall of China

flyusanywhere.com

The Great Wall is perhaps the most widely recognized site in China and one of the most well known in the world.  The wall, which was built over centuries to protect the Chinese heartland from invasion over the Central Asian plains, spans a total of 21k km (13k mi).  Best accessible from the Chinese capital Beijing, the wall is a monument to the human will.  Contributor Flyusanywhere used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this magnificent aerial mini tour of the Great Wild Wall.

DVA Nominee from Japan

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Japan: The Land of the Rising Sun | Zimy Da Kid

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Top contributor Zimy Da Kid created this epic aerial tour of Japan, which he shot with a DJI Mavic Pro drone supplemented with ground camera footage.  The video takes us from first from capital city Tokyo and then to Kanazawa, during the height of the  cherry blossom season.  Then he proceeds to ancient Kyoto and its magnificent temples, and from there to Nara, Osaka, the Nachi waterfall, and Mt. Fuji. This video is a nominee in our Drone Video Awards' Countries & Regions category.

Aerial Tour of South Korea

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Fly By Korea

Axlfro
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South Korea hosted its second olympics in 2018, having hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.  In connection with the XXIII Winter Olympics Games held in Pyeongchang (a city in the northeastern part of the country, not far from Seoul), AirVuz contributor Axlfro was hired to capture drone footage from around the country.  The result is a full blown aerial collage of this astonishingly beautiful country.  The video features footage of PyeongChang, as well as Gangneung, Samchock, and Sokcho.

DVA Nominee of Tokyo

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Tokyo From Above

BigHeadGreg

Japan's capital Tokyo is center of the largest metropolitan area in the world.  In this video, which was nominated for the Drone Video of the Year Awards in the Cities category, contributor Big Head Greg takes us on an aerial tour of this gigantic city.  It is situated at the confluence of several rivers on the east coast of the island of Honshu (the largest of Japan's four main islands), at the head of Tokyo Bay on the Pacific Ocean.  Tokyo hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics and will be hosting its second in 2020. 

Shanghai: China's Commercial Capital

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Shanghai - Over the Flyover (4K)

Mattcoq

Following a multi-decade boom, Shanghai (China's largest city) has one of the world's most impressive skylines.  With several skyscrapers topping 300m (1k ft), this city on the Yangtze River Delta has regained its once considerable role as a world city.  In this drone video, AirVuz contributor Mattcoq flies his DJI Phantom 4 Professional over China's largest city, including the Bund, the massive highways leading into the city center, and the Huangpu River, which divides the western side of the city from Pudong.

Seoul: South Korean Capital

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Drone in Seoul - Banpo Hangang Park

RoamwithJohn

Banpo Hangang Park is siuated on the Han River in Seoul, the great metropolis which is both the capital of and the and largest city in South Korea.  AirVuz contributor Roam with John created an amazing video by flying his drone over this park during the day and also at night.  You'll get a splendid view of the park as well as the gleaming skyline of Seoul.  Having been thrust on the world stage as host of the 1988 Summer Olympics, Seoul is now the center of one of the world's largest metropolitan areas.    

Japan's Kobe Harbor

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Kobe Harbour with Mavic Pro

Styfly I STUDIO

Kobe is Japan's sixth largest city, a seaport city lying on the north side of Osaka Bay on the southern side of the island of Honshu.  Considered part of the greater Osaka area, it is Japan's fourth largest seaport by freight volume.  In this video, Styfly Studio uses a DJI Mavic Pro drone to take us on an aerial tour of Kobe.  You'll get a bird's eye view of this important (and very old) seaport, whose harbor is dotted with artificial islands to increase the city's useable land area.

Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula

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Kamchatka. The Winter Surf Challenge

Timelab.pro

Two-time DVA winner Timelab.pro created this magnificent drone video (itself nominated for Drone Video of the Week) from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East.  The video includes footage of the Winter Surf Challenge - yes, surfing in Siberia!  It also includes footage of some of the area's spectacular natural scenery, including the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano, the Parantuka river, and the Vilyuchinsky Pass.  The video was shot using a Zenmuse X7 camera mounted to a DJI Inspire 2 drone.

Nanjing: Ancient Chinese Capital

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The Best of Nanjing

DavidLee

Contributor DavidLee created this magnificent drone video of the great Chinese city of Nanjing, also known as Nanking, home of one of China's tallest skyscrapers.  Situated on the Yangtze River, it's one of the most important historical and cultural cities in China, and was the site of the infamous Rape of Nanjing in the early stages of World War II.  Since 2010, the city has also been home to the 66 story Greenland Center-Zifeng Tower, which stands at 450 meters (just under 1.5k ft.) and dominates its skyline.  

Tianjin: City of NE China

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Tianjin, China

borje_zy

Contributor and drone pilot borje_zy brings us this amazing aerial tour of Tianjin, China's fourth largest city by population.  The northeasternmost of China's major cities, Tianjin is also the principal port serving the capital city Beijing which is only a 90 minute drive away.  Founded in the 15th century, Tianjin also has great cultural and historical importance, particularly during the Boxer Rebellion at the turn of the 20th century which inaugurated a long period of civil unrest in China.

Spring in Japan

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Seasons in Japan

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Shot on the ever popular and always impressive Mavic Air this four-minute tour of the Pacific island nation of Japan by nauj is fantastic. The country's origins trace back to pre-historic civilization, seeing it with modern technology is quite the treat! From the volcanos to the snowcapped forests, towering Buddhist structures to the sea's endless horrizon, you get a miniature tour of the amazing country in this drone video, which was a Nominee for the Drone Video of the Week and Month.

Qingdao: China's Hollywood

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"Hollywood" Sign in China

Gespar
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Contributor and FPV pilot Gespar used a racing drone to capture China's answer to the iconic "Hollywood" sign in the hills over Los Angeles.  The city is Qingdao (Tsingtao), and it's one of the biggest cities in northeastern China.  Better known for its beer, it's now home to a multi-billion dollar film production studio.  Which is why the sign says (translated from Mandarin) is "Movie Metropolis of the East".  This video was shot from a racing drone being flown first person view ("FPV") with video goggles.  

Drone Tour of South Korea

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Korea 4K - Land of Morning Calm (Busan, Geoje, Seoul)

Majestic

Contributor Majestic, winner of the innaugural Drone Video of the Week Award, created this stunning aerial tour of his country, South Korea.  Using a DJ Mavic Pro drone, the video contains amazing aerial footage of the Seoul and Busan skylines, as well as other sights from across the country.  The "star" of the video is the Lotte World Tower, Seoul's tallest building and the fifth tallest in the world as of year-end 2018.  Completed in 2016, the 115 floor skyscraper stands at 555 meters (over 1.8k ft.).

Drone Tour of Mongolia

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MONGOLIA - Cinematic Drone Film

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Known as the home of the Mongol Empire, the Central Asian nation of Mongolia is one of the most fascinating places on earth.  AirVuz contributor Michael Roberts traveled the country for three weeks with a DJI Phantom 3 drone filming for a documentary focusing on the changing climate and its effect on Mongolia. He then put together this incredible clip of his favourite aerial footage from the trip, including footage of the Altai Mountains, the Gobi Desert, the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, the Equestrian statue of Genghis Khan, and more.  

Russia's Sakhalin Island

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Sakhalin: Discovery with a Land Rover

VISION.ONE

Sakhalin is a giant island in Far Eastern Russia in the Northern Pacific Ocean.  Its distance from the Russian capital in Moscow - almost 6.4k km (just under  4k mi.) is testament to the vast size of the country.  In this remarkable video, contributor Vision.One used a drone to create an aerial perspective of an off-road event on Sakhalin organized by Land Rover.  The video follows a group of 4x4 vehicles as they trek across this enormous yet remote island in the far reaches of Northeast Asia.

Ningxia: City of Northern China

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Helan Shan, Ningxia, China

Mattcoq

Although China is the world's most populous country, most of its 1.2 billion inhabitants live on or near the coast.  Parts of the vast interior of the country are much less densely populated.  One of these is the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, which sits in the north-central part of the country and which was once part of the Gansu Province.  Contributor Mattcoq traveled to Ninxia with a DJI Phantom 3 drone, creating a spectacular aerial video of this land which features landscapes ranging from mountains to desert.   

Siberia's Altai Mountains

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Russia's Altai Mountains

smmaxim

Contributor smmaxim created this stunning drone video of the Altai Mountains in Siberian Russia.  The mountain range actually extends across four countries - Russia, China, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan.  Because of the lack of passes, the mountains are notoriously hard to access, making for some of the most remote territory in Asia.  With numerous rivers, streams, and gigantic lakes, it makes for some stunning scenery, well worth the journey for adventure-minded travelers.

Beijing's Mountainous Surroundings

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Clouds and mountains, Beijing, China

borje_zy

China's capital Beijing is one of the world's few large cities not located on a coast or major river.  Rather, the great city once known as Peking owes its existence to being at the north end of the North China Plain.  Surrounded on all other sides by mountains, Peking guarded the approaches from the Eurasian steppe into what is in effect the heart of China on the great alluvial plain.  Contributor borje_xy created this amazing drone videos of the mountains surrounding the capital city.

Japan's Castle in the Sky

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Castle in the sky

DanielKordan

Japan is known in part for its "castles in the sky": hilltop castles which appear to be floating on the clouds in the right condition.  Top contributor Danielkordan definitely got it right with this stunning aerial capture of Echizen Ono Castle, which does indeed appear to be floating on the clouds.  It's located in the Fukui Prefecture in western Honshu.  The castle was constructed in the late 16th century, and has been modified numerous times since then.

Russia's Lake Baikal

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Lake Baikal, Russia by GoPro Karma Drone

Vadim_Danilov

Vadim779 used a GoPro Hero 7 Black mounted to a Karma drone to create this amazing aerial view of a partly frozen Lake Baikal in Russia. The great lake was formed by a giant rift running across a portion of Siberia.  With a surface area of just over 31k square km. (about 11k square mi.), it's the world's seventh largest lake.  Where Baikal truly stands out though is its depth - over 1.6km at its deepest point (just over a mile), it's the world's deepest lake, and also the largest measured by water volume.

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