Wall is one of the largest and most skilled construction and technical structures in the world. It stretches from Liaodong Bay. North-East of Beijing through Northern China to the Gobi desert. Data on the length and range of different. The distance from one end to the other is 2450 km, but when you consider deviating from it other ramparts, you get 6000 – 6500 km.
Claimed in life to rule over all the kingdoms of Qin shihuang could not put up with loneliness after death. To date, the complex of tombs found ruins of more than 600 graves and crypts for the funerary objects that were buried with the deceased.
In the construction of the Imperial Palace was attended by a million construction workers and 100 other professionals – masters of stone carving, wood, artists, etc. It is the largest Palace complex in the world. Number of rooms of the Forbidden city is 9999
The temple of Heaven was built during the Ming dynasty in 1420, when Emperor Yong Le moved the capital of China from Nanjing to Beijing. In the next five centuries the winter solstice has passed the Imperial prayers with sacrifices to the glory of Heaven with the request to grant a good harvest.
The waves picked up off the coast Continue reading
Culture, traditions, customs, Israel, Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, Thailand. Travel company Unique World
Residents of Cyprus are very proud of their cultural heritage, which stretches back more than 9000 years. On the island there are many traditions and customs . However, Cyprus is today more interested in the events of 20 years ago than those that happened thousands of years ago. The inhabitants of the Northern part of the island adhere to the traditions and culture of their neighbour – Turkey: are Turkish names, prefer Turkish cuisine and are followers of Islam. Since North Cyprus is annexed by Turkey, the entry of tourists is prohibited. In another part of the island prefer the Greek tradition, the Greek cuisine and profess the Orthodox religion.
Cyprus with its long history abounds with various cultural and historical sights. Organization UNESCO has included in its World Heritage List nine Byzantine churches and even a city – Kata Paphos.
For many centuries the culture of Cyprus were formed on the basis of cultural exchange between Europe, Asia and Africa. This happened because of its geographical location. However, the Cyprus traditions and customs have their own charm. They best reflected in the ceremonies and other special events in a person’s life. Continue reading
November 15 or the week that includes November 15. everywhere in Japan you can see the incredibly charming, dressed in bright kimonos kids, hurrying with moms-dads-grandparents to the nearest Church, because in these days we celebrate favorite holiday of the ancient Japanese city-Go-San. The translation of the title is incredibly simple: the city is seven, five, and San is three.
This children’s festival, whose history goes back more than 300 years, is a common birthday for all children, which this year was 3, 5 or 7 years. These odd numbers has always been considered magical in Japan, and their corresponding ages reflected important stages of growing up children.
Holiday city-Go-San accompanies many traditional rituals and traditions. One of the most ancient and important ceremonies for boys and girls from the age of three, was considered the rite kamioki — “saving the hair”. In ancient Japan, in early childhood children are shaved bald, then they grow long beautiful hair, always rightly considered the pride of the Japanese. Day kamioki boys grew their hair so that they could tie at the nape, and girls tied tufts of hair on the sides.
Also in the middle ages in aristocratic families, boys in three years for the first time wore hakama — traditional men’s clothing in the form of wide trousers with pleats. Later, this ceremony has been Continue reading