Lost Silhouettes of the East

Lost Silhouettes of the East

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Outlandish rituals, intriguing superstitions, arduous nomads, unheard foods and unfamiliar ways of living of the Eastern peoples.

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The Dukhans of Mongolia
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A Turkic people settled in the northernmost region of Mongolia, the Dukhans, aka the Tsaatan, are indigenous semi-nomadic reindeer herders.
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Training for Naadam
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Training for one of the oldest festivals in Mongolia, Inner Mongolia and the Tuvan Republic starts with whispering to the right horse.
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All or Nothing at Naadam
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Mönkherdene and Bolderdene pace up their training as the Naadam, or the "games" festival that rewards the best in archery, Mongolian wrestling and horse racing, closes in.
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Majestic Pamirs
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Nicknamed as the Roof of the Earth, the Pamir Mountain Range is home to people with a unique set of surviving and trading skills.
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Mali's Djenné
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Made of adobe, the Great Mosque of Djenné in Mali is the one of the best examples of Sudano-Sahelian architectural style.
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Buzkashi of Central Asia
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Dubbed as the prototype of polo, Buzkashi, aka Kökpar, is a popular extreme sports in Central Asia that tests men's stamina, balance and coordination.
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Iran's Qanat System
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Qanat is a water transferring system originated in ancient Iran to fight draught in a sustainable and secure way.
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The Kyrgyz Nurse
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This altruist and versatile nurse is the only medical help in this remote area of Kyrgyzstan that people can get.
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The Qashqai
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A mysterious and small Turkic people in Iran, the Qashqai are one of the last nomadic peoples in Western Asia.
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Isfahan: Half of the World
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The third largest city of Iran, Isfahan is still the Iranian capital of artisanship and handicrafts with a UNESCO-listed square and a history dating back to the Paleolithic period.

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