DOCUMENTARY 2014 | 43 mins | ZDF-ARTE

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.

Produced, written, directed and edited by CHRISTIAN SCHIDLOWSKI