The ancient Chinese called their land the ‘Middle Kingdom’ because, to them, they were at the center of the universe. At one time in history, China led the world in art and culture, economics, security, language, and identity. Fast-forward a few thousand years, and it seems as if history is once again repeating itself. The Middle Kingdom is still an incomprehensibly large and diverse realm, and the Chinese culture is thoroughly intertwined in the power and intrigue of the Imperial Court.
Make a pilgrimage on bicycle rickshaws with The Art Explorers to the “Ganga Ma” or Mother Ganges, a place of life and death revered in the Hindu religion. They also take time to visit a factory famous for its Varanasi silk. A quick flight to the city of Bangalore, known as a major tech metropolis,Watch Now >>
China spans the continuum of ancient and modern. It is a sweeping land of vast expanses punctuated by intimate realizations; an intricate society that glides seamlessly between bold public gestures and private moments of individual joy. In a word it is ‘fascinating.’ In a land of 1.3 billion people, Damon seeks out the distant villagesWatch Now >>
In Istanbul’s Spice Market, persimmons are split open to reveal their insides that resemble melting rubies. Brown-gold paprika is carefully molded into the shape of a pyramid. Cinnamon, cumin, ginger, and cardamom infuse the air with the fragrance of the East.Watch Now >>