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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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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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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The culture of Cambodia

Culture Of Cambodia

Throughout Cambodia’s history, religion has been greatly influenced by its development and culture. The Khmer culture shows the religious beliefs of the local population in animism where elements of Hinduism and Buddhism can be found. These two religions, along with Sanskrit and other elements of Indian culture, penetrated the mainland of South-East Asia in the […]

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Malaysia. Light face

Malay Woman

Most of Malaysians are Muslims. Local women prefer the traditional European dress: baju kurung or baju kebaya. The first one is enclosed dress with a long-sleeve shirt, it has been worn by aged women. Young people choose baju kebaya with body conscience silhouette of the blouses. A compulsory part of a Muslim dress is a tudung (a […]

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