Amazing series which captures life and landscapes through stunning photography. Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar these fascinating countries have captivated people from around the world for centuries. It is an area of the world of great beauty, vivid colours and sensational landscapes, but also one of often mysterious cultural codes. Each episode in this visually stunning series takes viewers on a journey along an old, historic road, as we move on elephant back, old train lines, tuk-tuks, rickshaws, derelict buses and on foot. Like backpackers, we meet the locals and get to know the soul of these countries. With the worlds superior helicopter camera, the Cineflex, we also capture their most impressive sights from above, including the ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the old city of Hanoi, the golden domes of Bagan in Myanmar, the floating markets in the Mekong delta or the bizarre rock formations of Ha-Long bay.
Deep in the jungle of Cambodia there are the leftovers of a powerful culture. The Khmer once ruled large sections of Southeast Asia. They created one of the biggest temple towns of the world, Angkor Wat. For centuries the fairytale buildings captivate people. The jungle?ruins are as mysterious and fascinating as Cambodia, the country of the Khmer.
Laos enchants it’s visitors. With its slow daily routines – and the lofty beauty of its landscapes. Laos is different from the aspiring neighbors Thailand and Vietnam. It almost seems that the speed of the modern world gives the sparsely populated country a wide fair.
With bright eyes the travelers report from the land of the golden temples, its lushy nature and the multicultural mixture. The glance of the old pagodas, the red robes of the monks, scenes of an emotional history and a scenic landscape fascinate the visitors of Myanmar like a mystic magic.
The beautiful coast of Thailand is just a small snippet of the fascinating country. Buddhism and economic expansion, skyscrapers and hill tribes, urban rush and deep silence: The documentation undertakes an expedition in the search of the real sense of life of the Thais – and shows the country with flying cameras from the birds view.
Over 30 years after the war Vietnam presents itself as one of the most fascinating countries of asia: Old, from the lush jungle covered emperor residencies, lively cities in french colonial style and picture book landscapes transform the former Indochina into a festival made of colors, haze and sound.