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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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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Larung Gar

Larung Gar, Sichuan province, China

The hillside houses of the residents look like a big anthill. It is located in the Larung Gar town, in the western part of the Chinese Sichuan province. It is considered the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world. Students have been learning at least three years there. The school was founded in the high […]

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Vietnamese habits

Vietnamese Man

They sleep at work, walking the birds, eat dirt and change their name before their death. However, there is a logical explanation for the freaks of Vietnamese. They sleep at work from 12 to 14 o’clock. Clerks nap in chairs or on sleeping mats on the floor, fishers and merchants sleep in boats. Chút chút […]

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About Indonesia

Indonesian Temple

It’s a country where the extraordinary ancient temples and volcanoes are rising among the tropical forests, the sun is shining like a shitten barn, and the sunsets are so amazing. Snorkeling and diving enthusiasts will be attracted to the world down there: all kinds of fish, shellfish, seaweed, and stuff.  The Bunaken National Park is located […]

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A brutal ordaining

Brutal Ordination Parade, Ban Non Salao, Thailand

In Thailand, in the Ban Noen Salao village of Chaiyaphum province, the annual Buddhist ordination ceremony took place on 2th May. This unique parade has been attracting a large number of residents as well as foreign tourists for a long time. Thai rituals are profoundly different from such ceremonies in the rest of the world. […]

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Miyako Odori and other April festivals

Miyako Odori, Japan

Bhutan, 11-15 April. Tsechu festival. Buddhist monks are required to wear orange clothes. However, during the holiday they turn it into the costumes of the gods and demons. During the dance, monks transform into mythical creatures and go into a daze. The holiday in Paro town, like throughout the country, has been commemorating the Padmasambhava, […]

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Living Goddess of Nepal

Kumari, Kathmandu, Nepal

In Nepali «Kumari» or «Kumari Devi» means «virgin». The tradition of worshipping young pre-pubescent girls thrives till this day. In Nepal, a Kumari is believed to be the incarnation of Taleju. For newari Buddhists Kumari is in an embodiment of Buddhist female deity Vajra Devi. Today there are only ten Kumari in Nepal, and nine […]

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5 ways to feel like Thai

Thai People

To learn the profession of the mahout, to read the basics Buddhist teachings, to cook Tom Yam and other skills acquired in the Kingdom of Siam. MASTER CLASS OF MAHOUT The elephants are very adorable in Thailand. To start the communication you should go to the Baan Chang Elephant Park near Chiang Mai where you […]

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Today in Thailand is being celebrated a new year: a plenty of water, a few alcohol

New Year Festival, Thailand

Today in Thailand is being celebrated a new year: a plenty of water, a few alcohol. The Thai New Year’s Day (Songkran festival )is 13 April every year, but the holiday period includes 14–15 April as well. The word «Songkran» comes from the Sanskrit (literally «astrological passage»), meaning transformation or change. Traditionally, the holiday is […]

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