Seoul is a city oriented to the future, but carefully keeps its traditions. He took the Olympics and World Cup Soccer.
Gyeongbokgung Palace – “the Palace of radiant happiness” – one of five palaces of Seoul and the main Palace during the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910 gg.). It was built by the founder of the dynasty king Lee Seon-Gye, when the state capital was moved from Gyeongju to Seoul. The ensemble consisted of 5000 houses. The entrance to the Palace lies through the gate Kwanhan – “radiant Gates of change”, built as the main entrance of the Palace ensemble and consisting of three gates, of which in average could enter the monarch himself, and the two lateral was intended for high officials. Mythical animals on the perimeter and on the roof protect the entrance from evil spirits. On the territory of the Palace is the national Folklore Museum, the richest exposition, which will introduce You to the history, culture and traditions of Korea.
Changdeokgung Palace consists of the king’s residence and garden Biwon (“Secret garden”). Built in 1405, it is the only Palace that has preserved the architectural style of the Joseon dynasty. Secret garden – a place for entertainment of the ruling dynasty: the nature has harmoniously created a local 300 year-old trees, pond Continue reading
Japan is a country which has attracted much attention not only for its great achievements, achievements in science, technology, medicine. Not less attractive, interesting Japan and its culture, a unique identity which permeates all aspects of Japanese life. How the Japanese live, what tradition, customs, what are the foundations of family life, which prefer the Japanese, what are their life values and priorities. The answer to these and many other questions, we believe, can be useful for exploring Japan. Japanese cuisine is closely connected with the geographical conditions of the country and its history. And at the same time it clearly reflects the peculiarities of the Japanese attitude, which is so interesting to foreigners. What we eat, drink Japanese? How and how much to eat? What is love? Whether here is hidden one of the secrets of longevity of the Japanese? Following our story about it.
THE LIFESTYLE OF THE JAPANESE AND THEIR COOKING
The daily food of Japanese people consists mainly of rice, fish, vegetables. Usually eat three times a day: Breakfast at 8, lunch at 12, dinner at 7 o’clock. For Breakfast most Japanese people prefers to eat traditional Japanese food such as miso soup, rice, grilled fish, pickles, raw egg and cooked vegetables. But in recent years many families began to become prevalent and a European kitchen, so now some families eat Breakfast.
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Thailand – it is a Kingdom situated in South-East Asia and washed by the South China and Andaman seas. And the country stretched out between its extreme points has a distance of 1860 km, and Tradition of Thailand is inextricably linked to the culture of nearby countries, as well as with the history of the country. Until 1939, the Kingdom was called Siam, and then was renamed. The word “Thai” means “freedom” that is because the country has never been conquered by the colonizers (had to sacrifice only the two southern provinces), so the culture and customs of Thailand are exotic blend of Chinese and Indian traditions.
The population of the country the vast majority are Thais, in a small number of Chinese live here, Malays, Indians, Laotians. Traditions of Thailand are inextricably linked with the main religion-Buddhism, professed by 94% of the population. The rest are mostly Muslims. Religious traditions of Thailand based on the ancient form of Buddhism called “Theravada”, it is the teachings of the Buddha Gautama. A rather strict set of rules and laws this belief affects the daily lives and customs of Thailand, Thai culture giving identity and special charm.
Traditions of Thailand – the austerity and piety
Traditions of Thailand have their roots in religion and history of the country, Continue reading