Mysteries of the Mekong

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Culture, Travel Documentary narrated by Greg Grainger and published by Others in 2002 - English narration

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Mysteries of the Mekong documents a trip down the Mekong River, through the heart of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Producer/presenter GREG GRAINGER uncovers some of the great mysteries of the Mekong, such as the Plain of Jars - fields of giant stone containers - and the remains of the Khmer empire around Angkor Wat. This journey begins at the notorious Golden Triangle that links Thailand, Burma, and Laos and takes us on a fast boat ride down the Mekong River.

Other highlights include

  • The primitive ceremonies of remote hilltribes: Sharmen, opium smoking, funerals, women chewing beetel nut.
  • The biggest festival ever staged on the Mekong.
  • The woman who could have been Queen of Laos
  • The tunnels of the Vietcong
  • A Church service that observes the best of all major religions
  • The limestone caves of Pak Ou, filled with statues of the Buddha.
  • A troupe of classical Laotian musicians, using instruments like this Ken... and a bamboo xylophone known as a ranaat ek.
  • The National Game of Laos featuring 35 players a side.
  • Ho Chi Minh's former home
  • A series of extravagent mausoleums, the Royal Tombs, including the eccentric emporer Tu Duc.
  • the grand banquets Emporer Tu Duc inspired re-created in the palace of one of his successors, King Khai Dinh.
  • Quaint Hoi An with its Japanese covered bridge and colonies of silk worms.

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Video Codec: XviD MPEG-4 codec
Video Bitrate: 2288 KB/s
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.45:1
Video Resolution: 720 x 496
Audio Codec: FAST Multimedia AG DVM (Dolby AC3)
Audio BitRate: 192 KB/s (CBR)
Audio Channels: 2 Ch
RunTime: 00:42
Framerate: 25 FPS
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 744 MB
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Subtitles: No TV Cap
Source: DVB

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