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The great mystery of Japanese culture
The culture of Japan is as old as the island nation itself. And the same mysterious, like the morning sun that rises over the land of the brave and wise people.
Features of the development of Japanese culture
isolated geographical position;
the influence of Asian cultures (China, Korea);
harsh climatic conditions and life-threatening natural phenomena.
All this has developed persistent national character of the Japanese, which is reflected in literature, painting, and especially in architecture and landscape design.
Some of the stages of development of culture of Japan
The Jomon – 10 thousand years BC – ceramics, female figurines and Dogu decoration;
Kofun – IV – VI centuries BC – culture mounds,sculpture, haniwa, cults, Taika reforms, a code of laws;
Southwest Asia is a geographic region that includes, from a geographical point of view, the Caucasus, Kopet-Dagh, Asia minor, Armenian and Iranian plateau, Mesopotamia, Arabian Peninsula and Levant, and from a political point of view, three regions — the middle East (without Africa), Middle East and Transcaucasia (South Caucasus). While the Arabian Peninsula and Mesopotamia combined into southwest Asia.
A large part of Western Asia is filled by the mountain structures of the Alpine geosynclinal region, continued mountain building in southern Europe. In relief they are expressed in the form of uplands with relatively raised peripheral circuits and the lowering of the inland plateau. In the South to them prichlenyaet Arabian-Syria block representing a part of the African platform. The Arabian region in all respects is closer to Northern Africa than to the rest of Asia.
West Asia can be called a kind of “cradle of world civilization” Diverse peoples that were part of Sumer, Babylon, Assyria and other States, due to the geographical location was in contact with the Asian mainland. and South East Asia, and Cretan-Mycenaean world. That is why, a number of artistic discoveries of antiquity became the heritage of many countries.
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Seoul is a city with 600 years of history. He is not only a centre of culture and education of Korea, but also a political and economic center of the country. Feature of Seoul is the harmonious combination of modern high-rise buildings with old buildings, such as the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Seoul with its many entertainment and shopping, such as Myeong-Dong or Apgujeong, can be called a world-class city.
Despite the similar architecture, the palaces of Seoul, each has its own character, its own special style. Gyeongbokgung, which is located in the heart of the capital – the largest of all the palaces. If You have very little time, we can restrict our visits to the Restaurants, but we must remember that there are always many tourists. A completely different atmosphere reigns in the Palace Hankenson, which is located at some distance from the city centre. Visitors there a lot less, and can safely wander through the alleys, look at the pavilions and for a moment feel like a Korean nobleman of the XVI century. If You have the time, it is best to visit one of these two palaces, and also go to the Park Pivon – former private Park of the Korean bishops. This Park is a quiet and poetic – in recent years, open only for organized visitors (several times a day guided tours in English), Continue reading