The third of five films from NHK about the western end of the Silk Road, this one looks at Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
The first of five films from NHK about the western end of the Silk Road, this one looks at the southern Caucasus.
The expedition team crosses into India proper, and down the Ganges Basin, following in the footsteps of China’s most famous pilgrim, Xuang Zang.
A brief visit to Kashmir, before a long look at Ladakh and its Tibetan Buddhist culture and history.
A look at the peoples in Pakistan and the history of Alexandria the Great’s March across Asia, and the impact that had on Buddhism.
In the 13th episode of this classic series the expedition crosses into Pakistan and goes down the Indus Valley finding remains of Buddhist Civilisation along the way.
In this last episode we first visit Kashgar, the Town of Beautiful Tiles, which is where the Silk Road meets up again, after crossing the Taklamakan desert via two different roads.
This week the expedition, which has been traveling along the southern trade routes, doubles back and explores the area along the northern route.
The theme that runs throughout this week’s episode is music and dance. It includes some of the most interesting ethnographic photography of the Uighars in Kucha along the southern route passing through the Tian Shan mountains.