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Xuankong Si Monastery

From the series “The Surviving Artifacts of the Confucian Civilization”
Fans of the Confucian culture have an amazing opportunity to visit the Hanging Temple. The monastery is located in the province of Shanxi. It was built against a hillside of the sacred mountain Hengshan. The Hanging Temple is a unique temple complex, which combines the Taoist, Buddhist and Confucian shrines. The monastery was built in 491. Its main feature is its location. All 40 halls and pavilions are literally hanging over a precipice that inadvertently gives an impression that they could collapse at any moment. In fact, all the buildings grip on wooden stilts abutting against the rock.

It is noteworthy, that the rock itself is also an integral part of the architecture. It replaces the rear wall of the premises. In some pavilions, niches are carved in walls. Statues and other … Read all

Shanghai Wen Miao

From the series “The Surviving Artifacts of the Confucian Civilization”
The Temple of Confucius, which can be seen in Shanghai, was built in 1294 during the reign of the Yuan Dynasty. That’s a replica of temples in Qufu and Beijing. It is second to them only in scale. The sight is located in the bustling district of Temple of the Huangpu, which is known for its colorful Venmo Sunday Market. The temple has long been a real cultural center. Not only important religious holidays and rituals, but also great exhibitions and book markets are held there.

For hundreds of years, the temple has been a beautiful witness to many important events in the history of the city. In 1851, it was occupied by rebels. For four years, it has been the headquarters of the Small Sword Society. Later, during the war, the temple was almost completely destroyed, and then suffered … Read all
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The Demand for Travel with Bikes May Spike in Switzerland This Summer

Trains with this feature will have a bicycle label. Tourists get a bike ticket for their reservation. It is possible to purchase this bike ticket in a mobile app right before departure or use the traditional counter. International trains in Switzerland will also offer this service but the price may differ. Tourists who plan to travel with their bikes a lot may be interested in purchasing an annual bike pass with 25 reservations worth CHF 50. Read this

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Traditions and festivals in China

Shanghai
If you have never visited China before, then Shanghai will surely impress you with its culture of behavior and traditions. For example, it is not customary to turn to a person by name here. Local residents turn to their colleagues by rank and surname at work. They usually call each other by the degree of relationship at home. The words "mister" or "miss" will be acceptable when you turn to a stranger. The traditional Shanghai greeting can be translated as "did you eat?”. Handshakes are not … Read more
Beijing
Chinese culture and traditions are always in the centre of attention among tourists, and Beijing is proudly called its lullaby. Nowadays Beijing is a modern megapolis, which stored its unique signs of the ancient capital of a great civilisation. The number of amazing destinations and cultural landmarks in Beijing is enormous, as well as the number of various festivals. Chinese New Year is the most outstanding celebration during the whole year; it is held in January and can also be called the … Read more
Xiamen
Xiamen is a great place to experience traditional Chinese culture. In addition, many traditions have been preserved here due to the proximity of Taiwan. These traditions are completely gone from the daily life of the rest of China. The traditional Qingming festival is the Day of remembrance of the dead. It is celebrated here on the 108th day after the winter solstice or otherwise - on the 15th day after the vernal equinox. According to Taiwanese tradition, locals burn money in the city on this … Read more
Chengdu
Many cultural events take place every year in Chengdu. These are all kinds of concerts, industrial exhibitions and bright traditional holidays in the national Chinese style. Numerous very beautiful events take place in the suburbs. However, they are worth the time spent on the road. For example, a very colorful festival takes place in the Longquan district in early March. It is dedicated to peach blossom. "Flower" festivals generally occupy a large place in Asian culture. China is no exception … Read more

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