Asie du Sud-Est

Thailand – At the gates of Nirvana

Islands full of life or meditation, of silence or exclamations, of darkness or illumination, the Wat Tham of Thailand are timeless and mysterious bastions. Buddhist monks, the faithful and tourists gather in these ex-voto caves. The road to wisdom starts here, in the heart of those stone cathedrals.

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Mogok, ruby fever

For centuries, the Mogok valley in Northern Myanmar, which produces the best rubies on Earth, has been a magnet for adventurers. Today, even though most of the ruby business is controlled by large Burmese Chinese companies in joint ventures with an army holding, mystery still stretches over the valley, the « pigeon blood » fever still burns around.

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South Korea’s flying monks

In southern South Korea, near the ancient capital of the Silla dynasty, a secular tradition of the Zen Buddhist warrior monks has survived. In one of the oldest temples in the country, Master Joeg Un Seol teaches Sunmudo, avery Zen martial art.

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Bangkok the overactive

The Thai capital could not be more worthy of its label « Happy City ». Its reputation as the new leading light goes beyond the Asian borders. Bangkok is all the rage today: the megalopolis is going through its golden age. And the opium of (good) fortune intoxicates the mind, always ready to create, invent, outdo itself.

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Aung San Suu Kyi – The first authorized Photo-biography – EXCLUSIVE -

Placed under house arrest for more than fifteen years, Aung San Suu Kyi has become an international icon. A new photo-biography coming out next November tells the intimate life story of the Nobel Prize winner with many exclusive documents from her personal archives. The author, Christophe Loviny, has followed Aung San Suu Kyi’s fight for democracy for the last 25 years.

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Myanmar – The pink ladies

They have given up sexuality, family life and vanity to bring themselves closer to Nirvana. In Myanmar, 50,000 Buddhist women live in nunneries, places of worship but also refuge for widows, women in difficulty and orphans.

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South Korea – A return to basics

Far from the hustle and bustle of Seoul, the national parks in South Korea give the Koreans the possibility to be in nature and return to their first love: Buddhism. Housing ancient and sacred temples, these parks are true havens of peace, Zen and feng shui.

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Bagan – The holy land of the lords

Of an exceptional breadth and size, the archaeological zone of Bagan is considered one of the vastest in Southeast Asia. But the recent burmese political changes could radically upset the site’s future.

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Myanmar – Buddha’s sculptors

The Sagyin ( »marble » in Burmese) quarry, lying along the Irrawaddy River near Mandalay in the country’s central plains, is exploited for centuries for its top quality white marble which is carved in Buddha and Chinese deities statues.

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The war against the Tiger mosquito

From Bangkok to Montpellier, scientists are fighting against him…

300 international scientists met in Montpellier in October 2012 to find ways to fight against it. In 2007 these insects caused an epidemic of Chikungunya in Italy, where three hundred people were infected resulting in one death.In 2010, 10 cases of Dengue Fever were recorded in Croatia as well as 2 cases of Dengue Fever and two cases of Chikungunya in the south of France

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