Action | December 16, 2016 5:00 am

Elite Skateboarders Take on Myanmar

Thailand’s neighbor Myanmar—also known as Burma—is famed for Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, its wondrous shrines and staggering natural beauty, and being a great place to shred for elite skateboarders. (That last one is a recent development.) Red Bull brought Matt Debauche, George Poole, Patrick Rogalski, Max Garson, and Chris Haslam over to Asia, where they both explore and shred.

The team strives to be respectful of the people and their culture while still doing tricks that inevitably blow minds and draw huge crowds. The video’s a unique way to see cities, the countryside, and truly magnificent pagodas. (It is also, as the crew notes, a rare opportunity to observe someone “ollie from the Buddha down to the snake.”) Watch an unusually intense travelogue of Myanmar below.