DISCOVER REAL CHINA

Lion on the Road - Discover Real China is a one-of-a-kind web series project that takes viewers on a journey through the heart of China. With its mission to showcase the real China, the project aims to shed light on the country's unique culture, traditions, and way of life, while also highlighting the challenges that come with living and adapting in a foreign land. The project began in March 2018, with the objective of releasing 2-4 feature episodes every month during a one-year trip across the country. This unique travel program is not a movie or vlog but a documentary that presents a different perspective on China.


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Lion on the Road - Discover Real China is a one-of-a-kind project that takes viewers on a journey through the heart of China. With its mission to showcase the real China, the project aims to shed light on the country's unique culture, traditions, and way of life, while also…

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Discover Real China

Episode 1: Discover Real China

Lion on the Road: Discover Real China is a unique travel documentary project that started in March 2018. The project aims to showcase the real and diverse aspects of China to the world through monthly 5-10 feature episodes during a 1-year trip across the country. The program…

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Hangzhou | China

Episode 2: Hangzhou | China

Join us on our journey to the stunning city of Hangzhou, where we had the privilege of experiencing the rich cultural heritage of China through its universal cuisine. In March 2018, we embarked on this project with a passion for exploring the history and traditions of green…

5 Oct 2023
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Learn Chinese Language in 3 steps

Episode 3: Learn Chinese Language in 3 steps

Mandarin, or Chinese language, is considered the most difficult language to master in the world, especially for those whose native languages use the Latin writing system. The Chinese language is indeed terrifying. Only seeing the characters and hearing the sounds before…

5 Oct 2023
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China's Hollywood | Hengdian

Episode 4: China's Hollywood | Hengdian

After a long and difficult journey, we're excited to finally share our "lost episode" about Hengdian, China's largest film and television studio. It took years of hard work and perseverance to recover the footage, but we're thrilled to offer a glimpse into the Hollywood of…

5 Oct 2023
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Food Competition in Jianxi | China

Episode 5: Food Competition in Jianxi | China

Join Chef Lion in Jishui Village, Jiangxi Province for a friendly and fun food competition with a local grandma. In this episode, Lion prepares his famous “Popa” recipe while grandma makes her renowned “Sonhuyu” fish dish. The competition heats up as the local crowd taste and…

5 Oct 2023
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How to Hitchhike in China?

Episode 6: How to Hitchhike in China?

Hitchhiking in China, well, or everywhere, sounds a bit crazy. Not everyone has the courage, energy, and time to have this experience. But hey, we did it! There were the 3 of us, with 7 heavy backpacks, putting ourselves out there on the road, trying to get a ride to Guangzhou.…

5 Oct 2023
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Chinese Instant Noodles Experiment

Episode 7: Chinese Instant Noodles Experiment

Noodles are one of the main foods eaten all over the world and most of the foreigners have no idea which one is better or what makes the differences between them. Going to China, you will see noodles here, noodles there, noodles everywhere. Supermarkets are no exception. The…

5 Oct 2023
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Being a woman for a day | China

Episode 8: Being a woman for a day | China

Most women are crazy about beauty treatment. They spent hours in the beauty salon, and most likely a huge amount of money for all kinds of treatments. It led me to the question How does it feel for a man to be a woman in a day? This time, I decided to find out the answer by…

5 Oct 2023
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Tinder in China | Speed dating

Episode 9: Tinder in China | Speed dating

In this episode, Lion faces the challenge of dating in China after just one month of study and travel in the country. He puts his Putonghua skills to the test by speaking only Chinese language and attempting to date local girls. The first Speed Dating video concept and…

5 Oct 2023
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Guangzhou | Documentary

Episode 10: Guangzhou | Documentary

Discover the hidden gems and exciting culture of Guangzhou, China with our documentary "Exploring Guangzhou: A Journey Through the Heart of China". From the bustling streets and delicious food, to the rich history and vibrant nightlife, Guangzhou has something for everyone.…

5 Oct 2023
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China | All about Go Vegan movement!

Episode 11: China | All about Go Vegan movement!

In China, eating meat is a very normal thing. Eating meat in Chinese culture is considered a sign of prosperity. In a lot of Chinese vegetable dishes, pieces of meat are frequently used as a garnish, and of course in this case people dont consider them as meat, but as a mere…

5 Oct 2023
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The Power of Choice | Social Experiment

Episode 12: The Power of Choice | Social Experiment

Its time for the crazy social experiment! We are testing Chinese peoples reactions to the idea of having the power to change someone. If you are offered an ultimate power to be able to do anything, no limit, would you take it? If you are given the power to change someone, what…

5 Oct 2023
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Party vs Life | Philosophy

Episode 13: Party vs Life | Philosophy

We organized a 3 day party in Guangzhou city, China, to see how people behave and respond to it. The 3 days were chosen to reflect the concept of life: the beginning, the halfway, and the end. We interviewed the “main subjects”, the people invited to the party, and observed…

5 Oct 2023
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China | Dragon Boat Festival

Episode 14: China | Dragon Boat Festival

To commemorate the ancient poet Qu Yuan, China celebrates the Dragon Boat Festival on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar. The most important activity of the Dragon Boat Festival is dragon boat racing. Being in Guangzhou during the time of this Dragon Boat…

5 Oct 2023
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How drunk can you get?

Episode 15: How drunk can you get?

As a part of society, at least once in a lifetime you will have to host a gathering, or even a party. It can be a birthday, a hangout with family or friends, or a holiday celebration. During the Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year I spent in China, I was caught in the party…

5 Oct 2023
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China | Transportation 1

Episode 16: China | Transportation 1

How do you usually travel around the city? Walk? On a bike? Public transportation? When travelling to a different city, especially abroad, going around will sometimes be an issue. You may think everything is normal, just like back home. But, no! The place is unfamiliar, the…

5 Oct 2023
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China | Transportation 2

Episode 17: China | Transportation 2

How do you usually travel around the city? Walk? On a bike? Public transportation? When traveling to a different city, especially abroad, going around will sometimes be an issue. You may think everything is normal, just like back home. But, no! The place is unfamiliar, the…

5 Oct 2023
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China | Transportation 3

Episode 18: China | Transportation 3

How do you usually travel to other cities? Car? Motorbike? Public transportation? When travelling to a different country, you cannot expect everything to be normal, just like back home. No! The place is unfamiliar, the people around are different, the transportation modes might…

5 Oct 2023
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Guizhou Culture Exchange | China

Episode 19: Guizhou Culture Exchange | China

Its time for the cooking competition! Food is a big part of the culture, and cooking competition with the locals is really a great way to do cultural exchange In Liupanshui, the coolest city in China in Guizhou province, we had our second cooking competition. Competing with a…

5 Oct 2023
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Pizza Invasion | China

Episode 20: Pizza Invasion | China

Who doesnt know pizza? Pizza is a famous dish invented in Italy, a usually round, flat base of leavened wheat-based dough topped with tomatoes, cheese, and often various other ingredients, which is then baked at a high temperature, traditionally in a wood-fired oven. Cooking…

5 Oct 2023
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Yi Minority - Torch Festival | China

Episode 21: Yi Minority - Torch Festival | China

Yi nationality is the largest minority in Sichuan province. They mainly live in Liangshan mountains. The torch festival called "Huobajie" in Chinese language, is the most important traditional festival of the Yi people. We've been testimony to these beautiful traditions and had…

5 Oct 2023
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Lugu Lake | Yunnan China

Episode 22: Lugu Lake | Yunnan China

Lugu Lake is a breathtaking natural wonder located in the remote mountains of Yunnan province, China. Surrounded by towering peaks and shrouded in mist, this stunning lake is a true hidden gem that offers a glimpse into a world unlike any other. With its crystal-clear waters,…

5 Oct 2023
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Braking the Law or the System?

Episode 23: Braking the Law or the System?

Breaking the System follows a fearless crazy man known as "Lion" as he sets out to challenge the Chengdu's city subway security system. Armed with an empty bag and a mission to test the limits of the system, Lion sets out to pass through over 100 security checkpoints, daring…

5 Oct 2023
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Sertar - Tibet - China

Episode 24: Sertar - Tibet - China

A Journey to Sertar" follows Lion on the Road team members as they embark on a journey to a remote Tibetan village named Sertar. The road to Sertar is under construction and the journey is a bit of a shaky experience as they don't have a car. Along the way, they encounter a…

5 Oct 2023
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Yi Minority - Culture Exchange | Sichuan

Episode 25: Yi Minority - Culture Exchange | Sichuan

Lion on the Road: A Food Competition with YiZu is a cooking show episode that follows chef Lion while he travel to Sichuan province in China to learn about the Yi minority and participate in a cooking competition with them. The chef arrives at the AnHa village and challenges…

5 Oct 2023
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Tibetan Treasures | Culture Exchange

Episode 26: Tibetan Treasures | Culture Exchange

Travelling is a journey of exploration, discovery and connection. For the true adventurer, it's not just about ticking off destinations and capturing beautiful memories, but about sharing experiences, learning new things and spreading joy. And that's exactly what Chef Lion…

5 Oct 2023
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Chongqing Documentary | China

Episode 27: Chongqing Documentary | China

Embark on a Journey to the 5D Mountain Metropolis of Chongqing. Venture to the mountain city of Chongqing, where the hot pot is only the beginning of your culinary adventures. Immerse yourself in the bustling and breathtaking 5D city, where intersecting viaducts offer up to 30…

5 Oct 2023
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Langzhong - Vinegar Capital | China

Episode 28: Langzhong - Vinegar Capital | China

Have you ever heard about the vinegar capital of China, Langzhong? This ancient city has managed to preserve its history and traditions from centuries ago. Nestled in the heart of Sichuan province, Langzhong boasts not only its rich culture but also its delicious food. Zhang…

5 Oct 2023
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Xian Culture Exchange | China

Episode 29: Xian Culture Exchange | China

Embark on a cultural culinary journey to Xi'an, China and experience the rich history and flavor of its cuisine. Join us as we team up with a local mama, Miss Chuan, and engage in a cooking competition. Miss Chuan, a native of Xi'an, will showcase her mastery in preparing…

5 Oct 2023
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This is XIAN

Episode 30: This is XIAN

Xian, a city with a rich cultural and historical heritage, is the birthplace of ancient Chinese civilisation. From the iconic Big Goose Pagoda and Terracotta Warriors to the various imperial mausoleums, old city walls, bell tower, and drum tower, Xi'An is an unrivalled treasure…

5 Oct 2023
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Yulin | Great Wall of China

Episode 31: Yulin | Great Wall of China

Echoes of the past: Yulin's Great Wall and its legacy is a documentary about the heart of the Great Wall of China, located in the city of Yulin in Shanxi province. The film explores the history and significance of this ancient monument and the efforts to preserve it for future…

5 Oct 2023
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Ordos | The Ghost City of China

Episode 32: Ordos | The Ghost City of China

Ordos, located in Inner Mongolia, China, is a city that once promised to be the epitome of prosperity and growth. However, today it stands as one of the world's largest ghost cities, a symbol of China's failed urbanization boom. In the movie "Ordos: The Ghost City," we follow a…

5 Oct 2023
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Inner Mongolia Culture Exchange | China

Episode 33: Inner Mongolia Culture Exchange | China

Lion on the Road team, I had the opportunity to embark on a culture exchange journey to Inner Mongolia, a fascinating region of China. Our destination was the picturesque village of SheJiaLian, where we had the privilege of participating in a food competition with a local…

5 Oct 2023
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Mohe | History and Fun

Episode 34: Mohe | History and Fun

This time #LionOnTheRoad takes you on a journey to MOHE- North Pole Village, the northernmost point of China. Experience the unique culture and history of this frozen land, where temperatures drop to a bone-chilling -26 degrees. Join us as we explore the Snowman Valley and…

5 Oct 2023
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Dear Santa | from China

Episode 35: Dear Santa | from China

Discover the beauty and magic of Mohe, China's northernmost village, where you can experience traditional Heilongjiang horse sliding cart, observe the famous northern lights and even meet Santa Claus himself. Join us on a journey through this unique and breathtakingly beautiful…

5 Oct 2023
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Chinese language competition | Rizhao

Episode 36: Chinese language competition | Rizhao

In this episode, we bring you an epic battle between two foreigners, Lion and Richard, as they compete in the ultimate Chinese language challenge. This competition takes place in the stunning city of Rizhao, in the Shandong province of China. Get ready to be amazed as you watch…

5 Oct 2023
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Chaozhou - China

Episode 37: Chaozhou - China

Get ready to explore one of the most traditional cities in China, Chaozhou. Known for its Ulong tea, delectable food, and beautiful women, we set out to see if these rumors are indeed true. As we arrive in Chaozhou, we are immediately struck by the city's rich history and…

5 Oct 2023
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How to make money in China?

Episode 38: How to make money in China?

In this exciting and innovative social experiment, we take a closer look at what it takes to make a living in China as a foreign national. Despite common misconceptions, it's not as easy as it seems for foreigners to simply find well-paying jobs in the country. In fact, many…

5 Oct 2023
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Lanzhou Documentary | China

Episode 39: Lanzhou Documentary | China

Lanzhou, located in China's Gansu province, is a city full of history, culture and adventure. From its iconic Zhongshan Bridge, to its beautiful mosques, and delicious food, there is something for everyone in Lanzhou. Take a hike up the BaiTa Mountain to admire the stunning…

5 Oct 2023
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Qinghai Documentary | China

Episode 40: Qinghai Documentary | China

Qinghai province in China offers breathtaking landscapes and breathtaking adventures, with Qinghai Lake and Chaka Lake being the highlights of the area. These two iconic lakes are must-visit destinations for any traveler, and the best way to plan your trip is to immerse…

5 Oct 2023
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Hotan | Xinjiang China

Episode 41: Hotan | Xinjiang China

Discover Xinjiang Hotan Travel Guide is a fascinating and exciting travelogue that takes you on a journey through the heart of Hotan and the Xinjiang region in China. With its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and unique culinary delights, this region is a…

5 Oct 2023
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The Beauties of China by drone #1

Episode 42: The Beauties of China by drone #1

Discover the breathtaking beauty of China from a bird's eye view with our drone video series "China by Drone". Our 2-year journey through the country took us to over 120 cities, counties, and villages, where we captured stunning footage of breathtaking landscapes and iconic…

5 Oct 2023
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The Beauties of China by Drone #2

Episode 43: The Beauties of China by Drone #2

Embark on a visual journey through the breathtaking landscapes of China with our drone video series. Over the course of two years, we have explored over 120 cities, counties, and villages and captured stunning footage from above. Our collection features over 2000 minutes of…

5 Oct 2023
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The Beauties of China by Drone #3

Episode 44: The Beauties of China by Drone #3

Discover the breathtaking beauty of China through our lens! Our team has been traveling the country for the past 2 years, capturing stunning aerial footage of over 120 cities, counties, and villages with our drone. We've compiled over 2000 minutes of breathtaking shots into a…

5 Oct 2023
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