One of today’s popular tourism destinations are traveling to countries in South-East Asia. Amazing Golden beaches, abundance of sun and beautiful scenery, a huge variety of unusual fruit and kitchen, beautiful Buddhist temples and ancient monuments – all this attracts tourists from all over the world.
Travel to Asia and very popular among tourists of our country. However, we must remember that the customs and worldview of the inhabitants of the countries of South-East Asia are very different from our ideas. It’s wise to familiarize yourself with some of the peculiarities of the mentality and traditions so you don’t accidentally make mistakes that can have a negative impact on your rest and relationships with the locals. So try to remember a few tips that can help you in your journey.
The Chinese often speak very loudly, including in public places. If arriving in a city, you see people speaking very loudly and with a sharp intonations, do not rush to conclusions. Here you can see this quite often, and this does not mean that someone fighting on your eyes.
If you have someone looking at, don’t panic and stop thinking that all is OK with your appearance. Among the Chinese it is considered indecent not to consider strangers, to them it is perfectly acceptable manifestation Continue reading
Features of the material culture of Koreans vividly reflect the ethnic history of the Korean people, in particular the history of its interaction with neighboring peoples of Eastern Asia, primarily the Chinese. A number of features of the material culture of Koreans on the origin associated with tropical and subtropical areas of Southeast Asia, bring them together with other far Eastern peoples: many aspects of agriculture, particularly rice cultivation, alternating possibility gardening, types of agricultural implements, such as plough and cattle (no milk), poultry and pigs of southern origin, dog meat as food, clothing swing type sweater or Bathrobe and more. All this indicates, undoubtedly, a significant part in the formation of Korean ethnic groups of southern origin, originally associated with the extreme South of China, Indochina and Indonesia. It is possible that the language of these “southern” group were Indonesians, related to certain groups of ancient Yue, who, according to Chinese historians, the Zhou time was reached in the North of modern Shan-Tung. It should also be borne in mind that “southern” elements in the culture of people in Ireland could be considerably strengthened by immigrants from the aforementioned Yin of China, the culture Continue reading
New year in Japan is called O-segatsu . This is the most favorite and bright holiday and new year’s holidays, lasting from 28 December to 4 January, are days of rest for everyone. Stops at this time practically all of business life in the country. There were times when O-segatsu celebrated according to the lunar calendar, but since the late 19th century the Japanese started to celebrate this holiday according to the generally accepted Gregorian calendar.
Japan is a country rich in diverse, interesting customs and traditions. In celebration of the New year it is very noticeable. Preparing for the holiday before its occurrence. On the streets of Japanese cities are many Christmas fairs, selling everything from Souvenirs and clothing to ritual objects. For Example, Hamami. This blunt arrows with white feathers that protect the house from harm and evil forces. Or Takarabune. Are the ships with rice and other “treasures” on which are seated seven gods of fortune. Very popular talisman for good luck — Canada (translated as “bear’s paw”). It reminds made of a bamboo rake. This thing is supposed to “rake” happiness. With every purchase of the stores visitors are handed a gift in the traditional figure of the animal – symbol of the coming year.
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