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Exploring the World Series: Asia and the Middle East

Exploring the World Series: Asia and the Middle East

"Highly Recommended! This is a colossal series that viewers will want to watch again and again; it is filled with insight, and the appeal of each destination is clearly defined." -CITC Review
Filmed entirely on location, featuring world-famous attractions to lesser-known hideaways, various hosts and tour guides in this series provide you with an experienced insider's look at each destination, leaving you with a better understanding and deeper appreciation of the people you meet, the places you see, the histories you learn and the cultures you get absorbed in. Co-produced by Jake and Mieke DeBoer; updated by Chip Taylor. The series is divided into 6 geographic regions. The programs below on Asia and the Middle East are available on 7 or 11 DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 7-Disc Set. The other geographic regions include: "Africa"; "Australia, French Polynesia, New Zealand"; "Europe"; "North America"; "South and Central America." (Note: The entire series is available on 110 or 155 DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 110-Disc Set.) For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail


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Asia 1: China - Hong Kong (cc)

Asia 1: China - Hong Kong (cc)

This program offers a glimpse at one of the most remarkable places in the world, Hong Kong, which became a part of China in 1997. It is home to almost six million people and is the world's third largest trading center. We begin our tour at Victoria Harbor as we take a harbor cruise on Duckling, the last draft Click for more


Asia 2: Taiwan - Taipei (cc)

Asia 2: Taiwan - Taipei (cc)

Taipei is the capital city the Republic of China and is located in Taiwan, an island in the Pacific off the coast of mainland China, which governs the island; it also is the administrative, commercial, manufacturing, and cultural center of the island. Here we find the National Palace Museum, which houses the largest Click for more


Asia 1 & 2

Asia 1 & 2

A combined version of Asia 1: China - Hong Kong and Asia 2 - Taiwan: Taipei is available.
Asia 1: China - Hong Kong (cc)
This program offers a glimpse at one of the most remarkable places in the world, Hong Kong, which became a part of China in 1997. It is home to almost six million Click for more


Asia 3: Singapore

Asia 3: Singapore

This excellent program introduces viewers to one of the most vibrant and modern cities in the world, Singapore, which is actually an independent city-state in southeastern Asia that is comprised of one major island and more than 50 small adjacent islets. Located off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore Click for more


Asia 4: Thailand - Bangkok

Asia 4: Thailand - Bangkok

Thailand is a unique Asian country in that it was never colonized. This fact helps explain why Thai people have retained so much of their cultural traditions. And in this program we get the rare chance to explore this wonderful Asian culture, meet their gracious people, and discover why Bangkok, Thailand's capital Click for more


Asia 3 & 4

Asia 3 & 4

A combined version of Asia 3: Singapore and,Asia 4: Thailand - Bangkok is available.
Asia 3: Singapore
This excellent program introduces viewers to one of the most vibrant and modern cities in the world, Singapore, which is actually an independent city-state in southeastern Asia that Click for more


Asia  5: SE Asia - The Eastern and Oriental Express

Asia 5: SE Asia - The Eastern and Oriental Express

Everyone loves an exciting and adventurous train ride, but this isn't just a train ride. It's the Eastern and Oriental Express, the luxury train that travels through the heart of Southeast Asia! Following the success of the famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the luxurious E&O Express made history on its inaugural Click for more


Asia  6: SE Asia - Vietnam and Bali

Asia 6: SE Asia - Vietnam and Bali

Healing from a history of war is helping Vietnam take major steps into the modern world; still it retains its sublime beauty and remains a country of enchantment. Here we witness its cultural growth and natural beauty from the open markets in the coastal city of Da Nang, the major port in the central part of Vietnam, Click for more


Asia  7: SE Asia - An Orient and South Pacific Cruise

Asia 7: SE Asia - An Orient and South Pacific Cruise

Southeast Asia and the South Pacific come alive on an incredible 62-day cruise. The first stop is China's Hong Kong, the international trading city, which is a sophisticated and exotic mix of Eastern and Western cultures. Here we see Po Lin Monastery's Big Buddha on Lantau Island, Yuen Po Bird Market, and Aberdeen, Click for more


Asia 5, 6, 7 (3-Disc Set)

Asia 5, 6, 7 (3-Disc Set)

A 3-Disc Set of Asia 5: SE Asia 1 - The Eastern and Oriental Express; Asia 6: SE Asia 2 - Vietnam and Bali and Asia 7: SE Asia 3 - An Orient and South Pacific Cruise is available.
Asia 5: SE Asia 1 - The Eastern and Oriental Express
Everyone loves an exciting and adventurous train Click for more


Egypt 1: Cairo and the Pyramids (cc)

Egypt 1: Cairo and the Pyramids (cc)

The perfect way to start a program on Egypt, riding on the back of a camel like Lawrence of Arabia, our guide, Jake DeBoer, takes us to the site of the Great Pyramids. Originally, we learn, there were nine Pyramids in this area, all built for Pharaohs and their wives by over 100,000 slaves. Today only three pyramids Click for more


Egypt 2: The Temples of Luxor and Aswan

Egypt 2: The Temples of Luxor and Aswan

This is a wonderful opportunity to visit two of the most visited sites in all of Egypt, Luxor and Aswan. Featuring some of the largest and best-preserved stone temples of ancient times, Luxor has been called the world's greatest open-air museum; it is the site of ancient Thebes, the chief city of Egypt over 4,000 years Click for more


Egypt 1 & 2

Egypt 1 & 2

A combined version of Egypt 1: Cairo and the Pyramids and, Egypt 2: The Temples of Luxor and Aswan is available.
Egypt 1: Cairo and the Pyramids (cc)
The perfect way to start a program on Egypt, riding on the back of a camel like Lawrence of Arabia, our guide, Jake DeBoer, takes us Click for more


Israel 1: Jerusalem

Israel 1: Jerusalem

This is a pilgrimage tour of Jerusalem, which in the Hebrew language means the "city of peace." The capital city of Israel, it is over 4000 years old and the coveted sanctuary for Christian, Jewish, and Islamic faiths. Here we meet Daniel Rossing, Director of the Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations, who Click for more


Israel 2: Tel Aviv; Sea of Galilee; the Dead Sea; Masada

Israel 2: Tel Aviv; Sea of Galilee; the Dead Sea; Masada

This program presents important historical and modern locations in Israel. First, Tiberius, located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee; legend has it that King Solomon came here for the healing powers of the mineral springs. Next, the Sea of Galilee, Israel's most important source of fresh water; it feeds the Click for more


Israel 1 & 2

Israel 1 & 2

A combined version of Israel 1: Jerusalem and, Israel 2: Tel Aviv; Sea of Galilee; the Dead Sea; Masada is available.
Israel 1: Jerusalem
This is a pilgrimage tour of Jerusalem, which in the Hebrew language means the "city of peace." The capital city of Israel, it is over 4000 years Click for more





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