In Vietnam, the former heart of colonial Indochina, there waits for us the picturesque town of Mitho, in the Mekong delta. Close by is the immense metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon. Going up the coast we experience the tropical beaches of Nha Trang and the city-port of Da Nang with its extraordinary museum. A little further north lies Hue, the former capital of the golden years. The episode concludes amongst the paddy fields of the north, in the capital Hanoi, otherwise known as the “ Paris of the East”.
WORLD ODYSSEYS, presented by the Istituto Geografico De Agostini, is a resource rich in cultural and geographical information. We journey through great natural landscapes and see the places where art and history have left their marks. Through these adventures, we explore the history and archaeology of the fascinating cultures of these distant lands. We'll be in touch with the people living there. We'll hear the sounds of their lives and traditions, of their festivals and folklore. We'll discover their arts and crafts, and reveal their legends and secrets.
It took two years and several camera crews to complete the production of this outstanding series. For each episode, the Steadycam, the Wescam Helicopter camera stabilizing system, and other state-of-the-art equipment was employed to achieve the high production values required by the Instituto Geografico De Agostini. At the beginning of each sequence, WORLD ODYSSEYS helps the viewer become oriented to the region using maps and computer graphics. These elements, combined with truly unique and exciting editing create the arresting visual style of WORLD ODYSSEYS.