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Thailand: Earth's Tropical Paradise

  • 2018
  • Season 1
  • 3 episodes
  • Documentary

Summary

Discover a sacred kingdom of inspiring beauty, packed with wildlife and natural wonder.

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Episode 1: The Secrets of the South

Summary

Exploring the wildlife and culture of the Southeast Asian nation. The first episode examines the south of the country, a popular tourist destination for Westerners, and examines the role of spirituality in daily life. Narrated by Sophie Okonedo.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

In Pak Phanang, south-west Thailand, thousands of loudspeakers tweet birdsong to attract swiftlets to nest in specially adapted buildings. When the birds are done, the locals collect their edible nests to make into soup. This man-made situation is safer for the birds and less dangerous for the nest-collectors. Dolphins lead fishermen to the best fishing areas and are rewarded with some of the catch.

These are two examples of the almost spiritual connection between humans and nature in this beautiful country. Conversely hermit crabs are forced to make homes in discarded tin cans as a result of souvenir-hunting tourists emptying the beaches of shells.

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NarratorSophie Okonedo

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DirectorLara Bickerton
Executive producerJulian Hector
ProducerLara Bickerton
Series producerSteve Cole

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  • Episode 1

    The Secrets of the South

    Summary

    Exploring the wildlife and culture of the Southeast Asian nation. The first episode examines the south of the country, a popular tourist destination for Westerners, and examines the role of spirituality in daily life. Narrated by Sophie Okonedo.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    In Pak Phanang, south-west Thailand, thousands of loudspeakers tweet birdsong to attract swiftlets to nest in specially adapted buildings. When the birds are done, the locals collect their edible nests to make into soup. This man-made situation is safer for the birds and less dangerous for the nest-collectors. Dolphins lead fishermen to the best fishing areas and are rewarded with some of the catch.

    These are two examples of the almost spiritual connection between humans and nature in this beautiful country. Conversely hermit crabs are forced to make homes in discarded tin cans as a result of souvenir-hunting tourists emptying the beaches of shells.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    NarratorSophie Okonedo

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorLara Bickerton
    Executive producerJulian Hector
    ProducerLara Bickerton
    Series producerSteve Cole
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