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
In the world there are so many different festivals, among which are very unusual and interesting.
Nude holiday in Japan — Hadak Matsuri or “naked festival” which is celebrated since 767. In the temple Saidaji going 3000 men aged 23 to 43 years who are dressed only in loincloths. The purpose of this holiday — to attract good luck, as it is believed that a naked man takes away all the miseries if to touch him. Participants of the event after visiting the Temple, where the cleansing, they organize a procession through the streets of the city, where hundreds of people in search of fortune trying to touch them. On this day, as the street is cool in February, and need to have the courage to go out half-naked on the street, the Japanese drink a lot of sake.
Annual festival The Summer Redneck Games in Georgia . USA, the apotheosis of which is competition Plugaru in liquid clay (Mud Pit Belly Flоp) under the joyful screams of fans. Special delight of the audience causes the clay rain sheds at all after a particularly loud dive competing in the red sticky mass.
Zombies March in Boston . The centre of the city this day be overrun by beings, allegedly went in search of their victims. Some zombies prefer to dress up in blood-stained wedding suits and rubber masks, others depict the living dead, moving like Michael Continue reading
The main distinguishing feature of the Rising Sun is its ideology, the cornerstone of which is Shinto. According to the teachings of traditional Japanese religion, the world around us is filled with deities who densely inhabit every corner. The love rituals that distinguish Japanese culture, and inherent to the Shinto cult of contemplation, caused the appearance of beautiful and unique traditions and customs.
World globalization of recent years has not spared Japan, however, this amazing small country, total area of which is ten times smaller than any of the regions or States, as no other has managed to preserve its culture. Surely everyone has heard about the Japanese education, tea ceremony, ikebana, cherry blossoms, or hot sake, but some other interesting Japanese customs are often left overs.
1. The annual festival of crying children.
The Japanese believe that a crying baby contributes to the normal development of the child and ward off evil spirits. Interesting the way kids bring tears. On the dais in front of spectators leaving the wrestlers of traditional Japanese sumo wrestling, each of which receives one child. Victory goes to the wrestler that is able to cause his ward a very loud and shrill crying.
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