Four great ancient cities-to-see

Angkor-Wat, Cambodia

Angkor, Cambodia Angkor is breathtaking even for the best-travelled people. When the population of London hardly reached 50,000, almost one million people lived in the capital of the Khmer Empire. The largest pre-industrial city in the world, Angkor was founded in the 9th century and abandoned in the first half of the 15th century under […]

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8 Thai habits and features

Thai Habits

The traffic on the streets of Thailand’s provincial towns seems chaotic because Thais don’t respect rules of the road. However, the lifestyle of Thais is strictly regulated by many traditions, habits, and beliefs. The locals salute each other with different gestures of the «wai». It consists of a slight bow, with the palms pressed together […]

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Stone steps in the cedar forest: a pilgrimage to the Haguro Mount

Haguro Mount, Japan

Japan is a country with rich traditions. They seem so amazing for tourists with its unusual East Asian color. The ancient Japanese religion Shinto based on nature deity and nature worship is particularly interesting. Shintoists believe that the sacred spirit can be haunted in any natural object, for example, in a stone, in a tree […]

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Oriental Cherry In Japan

Oriental Cherry Blossom, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan

The tradition of looking at oriental cherry blossoming was born in Japan in the 8th century The custom is said to have started during the Nara Period. Before that, there was another revered tree-the plum (Ume, or Chinese plum and Japanese apricot) which was brought from China. Twelve centuries later, during the Second World War, […]

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A bride of the Bael tree

Nepalese Girl

The historical inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley are Newar. The people were in the contact zone of Caucasoid and Oriental races. Bindi is a dot on the forehead represents the third eye. But before marriage wearing it is optional and after marriage it’s compulsory. Even 4-year-old girl who have had the wedding ceremony. As a […]

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Top 7 places-to-see in China

Danxia Landform, China

Talking about China you imagine the Great Wall of China, the Beijing city, and the Shanghai, the most populous city proper in the world, but there are much more unbelievably beautiful places worth seeing in this enigmatic country. Jiuzhaigou National Park is located in central China in a vast area of 720 square kilometers. Its […]

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Weird Hindu habits and customs

Hindu Customs

While cooking food, Indians use from 10 to 20 different spices together. A combination of seasonings for a traditional dishes has been passed on from one generation to the next for centuries. Indians write with the help of Devanagari. The special feature of this alphabet is the upper horizontal line, which is «attached» to the dangling […]

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Indian Beauty. Beautiful as an elephant

Indian Girl

The beauty standards adopted in the 1st millennium BC, have remained unchanged in India. A flawless female body must match 32 parameters. For example, three things in a girl should be «deep»: a voice, a sense, and a… navel. Six things should be well-shaped: a nose, eyes, ears, nails, a chest, a neck; five ones […]

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Gion Matsuri (Gion Festival)

Gion Matsuri

For more than a thousand years the streets of Kyoto are filled with heavy chariots decorated with carpets and tapestries on that day. Wheels with a diameter up to two meters drive 30 people. On the second floor of the cart the musicians sit. On the head chariot, sits Tigo boy — a middleman between […]

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