Rivers of Our Time (6 x 30')
Rivers of Our Time show the majesty, the industry and the mysticism of the great rivers of Asia. Meet the people that live around, and depend on the rivers. Understand their delicate and complex relationship with the river, a balance that can be upset by climate change and over-population. Learn about ancient myths and great art and poetry that was inspired by the rivers.
India’s Kaveri River is known as the Ganges of the South. Rising in the hills at Talakaveri in Karnataka, it journeys down into Tamilnadu through a magnificent series of temple towns, famed for philosophy, art and music.
The direction of the flow of Cambodia's Tonle Sap changes twice a year. A change celebrated by Cambodians at the Bon Om Tuk. The Bicol River in Philippines is a bastion of transportation, passing through the alluvial and coastal plains of the vast Bicol valley.
For countless generations Chinese poets and painters have celebrated the ragged peeks of the Karst Mountains surrounding China's mystical Li River, or Lijiang. In the Red River the Vietnamese created the now famous water puppets as a way of documenting their life and history. Now it is a hub of industry.
The Mekong River runs from the Tibetan Plateau, through China's Yunnan province, down through North East Thailand. She provides passage for people crossing between borders, and is home to the Naga King.
Discover Asia through her rivers.