Asie du Sud-Est

Myanmar – Under a Tabaung Moon

A jewel of Buddhist heritage, each year the famous Kakku pagoda complex sees thousands of pilgrims flock in for the Tabaung full moon festival, a big religious gathering where everyone takes another step forward on the long road to Nirvana.

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Singapore – Garden of the future

On the fiftieth anniversary of its independence, Singapore has attained a brand new look. New neighborhoods reclaimed from the sea, rehabilitated historic buildings and otherworldly gardens have given the city an incredible futuristic layer.

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Seoul – Asian Tiger

Pulsating with energy and turned to the future, Seoul still remains attached to its traditions and its rituals, as the historic commemorations, numerous in the month of May, can attest.

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Too Young to Ride

For the people of Sumbawa Island in Indonesia, the horse racing tradition or « pacoa jara » is inseparable from life. What makes it different in Sumbawa is that the jockeys are all boys aged 5-10 years. They are the little jockeys, competing bareback and without safety kit in a race full of risks of accidents that can lead to injuries or death…

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Phuket – International It-girl

Thirty years ago, going to Phuket meant an adventure. Today, the real exploit is discovering something other than a mass tourism destination spot. Both sinful and soothing, over exploited and out of this world, Thailand’s largest island propagates paradoxes. Like a world renowned starlet, it enthralls, sometimes shocks, often surprises.

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Burma – The Pagoda Road

A Buddhist land, closed to the world for a long time by a military dictatorship, Burma boasts one of the most important religious heritages of Southeast Asia. A richness and a fervor that could be profoundly shattered by recent political changes.

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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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