China is a country of great contrasts, with picturesque rural landscapes and Shanghai's cityscapes, its natural beauty ranges from the untamed to the idyllic, from the windswept plains of the Gobi Desert and Mt Everest's notorious northern face to Yangshuo's gorgeous karst scenery. China is huge and wild enough to satisfy any filmmaker's vision and is a great rollercoaster ride for anyone with a little time and an instinct for adventure.