Director, Bend It Like Beckham and Dallas
Best Spiritual Landmark
"The Golden Temple in Amritsar is the most beautiful place in India for me. You can go any time, day or night, and feel a deep spiritual sense of peace and humanity, regardless of your cultural background."
Budhadeb (Budha) Chaudhuri
Head Instructor, Yoga College of India, in Tokyo, Japan
Best Stress Reliever
"I get in my Benz 350 SLK convertible, pop in a '70s-disco CD and drive two hours to the [resort town] of Karuizawa. I go with a couple of friends. We drink beer, eat curry with rice, drive through the forest, go fishing, and fight. Stress builds up; it's healthy to fight sometimes."
"I would recommend the Great Wall for its architectural and historical significance. To me, it stands as a witness to China's history and to the amazing and arduous labor behind its grand construction."
Best Building in Tokyo
"The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures [in the Tokyo National Museum] skillfully implements steel, concrete, glass and other materials, expressing traditional wa, or harmony."