Looking for good documentaries about Asia culture?

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1. Posted by cubby208 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hello, recently I have been really wanting to learn as much about the cultures of various Asian countries. I remember about a year ago a teacher showed us a documentary that was apart of a series where a guy traveled to various countries in Asia. This guy did a good job of showing tourists sites, cool things, food, customs, wildlife, nightlife and really made a full picture of the country the episode was about. Unfortunately I cant remember who the series was by, or what the big company behind it was (probably BBC or National Geographic). All I remember is the episode we watched was on Myanmar. I learned a ton of cool things about it, it cool ancient architecture, a little bit of history, a common tea their, a man powered Ferris wheel and many other cool things. Also i remember my teacher mentioning that their was another episode that covered Japan, however it wasn't entirely school appropriate.

I am wondering if you know of this specific documentary series, or know of other documentary series that do a great job of painting a through summary of a country without being all about tourist tips.