No108 China: Pandas
Sichuan’s Anzihe Nature Reserve has more giant pandas per square mile than anywhere else
No103 Japan: Fox Dance
To please ancestors, children in Himeshima transform into animals and princesses.
No100 Russia: Sled Drivers
With help from trained reindeer, Siberia’s nomadic Nenets speed across the tundra.
No95 Indonesia: Free Divers
In Sulawesi, big-lunged Bajau hunters eke out a traditional living underwater.
No87 Japan: Sanno Fest
In Otsu, a 1,200-year-old celebration honors lusty mountain gods every spring.
No70 China: Tea Fields
In southern Yunnan, pu-erh emerges from terraced landscapes and timeless methods.
No52 Thailand: Swords
A Lampang workshop specializes in the dha, a traditional Southeast Asian sword.
No21 INDIA: MASKED DANCE
The freakiest-looking festival in the Himalayas comes courtesy of Buddhist monks.