This month CNN’s ‘Talk Asia’ dips into the world of celebrity restaurateur Michael Chow. While perhaps best known for his star-studded ‘Mr. Chow’ restaurants in cities such as London and New York, it’s his passion for art that brings him back to China for his first solo exhibition in half a century.
Hosted by CNN senior international correspondent Paula Newton, ‘On The Road Thailand’ highlights the country’s history, design, innovation, technology, and attitudes. Some of the feature stories include:
The Walled City - explore the beginnings of Thailand’s second largest city and the former capital of the Lanna Kingdom, Chang Mai.
The Lisu Hill Tribes - one of the oldest tribes originating from the Tibetan nomads, they continue to live the same way as their ancestors, holding on to the ancient beliefs and way of life.
The Loi Krathong Festival - the annual festival celebrates positivity with locals releasing floating lanterns into the river and into the night sky to carry away bad luck.
Creative City of the Future - Chiang Mai has been earmarked to develop its rich historical culture into modern innovative opportunities for social, cultural and financial growth.
Elephant Therapy - a ground-breaking experiment in which Thailand’s most sacred animal is helping children with autism to develop key learning skills.
Yanggu, in Gangwon Province, is located right in the middle of the Korean peninsula, on the edge of the demilitarized zone (DMZ). It abounds with history and the marks of the war. BIGSTAR have their hearts stolen by the mysterious natural beauty of Dutayeon. They then experience tofu made with ancient traditional techniques at a famous tofu restaurant. (Available for all International carriers, except domestic flight routes of Korean flagship carriers)
Ep# 9 Gangwon (Yanggu County) and the DMZ with Idol BIGSTAR
Namwon is the site of the famous Korean story, "Chunhyangjeon". BIGSTAR enjoys the historical ambiance of this city, where the two lovers of Chunhyangjeon met, and try their hands at making lacquerware, a Namwon specialty. They also stroll around famous Korean mountains and enjoy eel hotpot. (Available for all International carriers, except domestic flight routes of Korean flagship carriers)
Gongju is a city of precious historical sites and cultural treasures. BIGSTAR sees its national treasures, learns about the structure of ancient tombs, and sees a flower that only blooms for two days each year. (Available for all International carriers, except domestic flight routes of Korean flagship carriers)