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Art of Chinese Painting

According to their means of expression, Chinese paintings can be divided into two categories: Xieyi School is marked by exaggerated forms and freehand brush work and Gongbi School is characterized by close attention to detail and fine brush work.Xieyi,... more »

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CHINESE FAN ART & FAN CULTURE

CHINESE FAN ART & FAN CULTURE

In ancient times, Chinese used plant leaves or bird feather as a fan to create a breeze in summer. This was the most primitive form of the fan. The first real fan was made back in the era of Yao and Shun thousands of years ago. The fan has ...more »

An ancient craft making experience in Kyoto

An ancient craft making experience in Kyoto

Kyoto is at the heart of the Japanese way of life. From traditional foods to ancient crafts, this is truly a place where all of Japanese culture and history is combined. One ancient craft that you can experience in Kyoto is called Yuzen, ...more »

Discover the Diversity of Dak Lak Province

Discover the Diversity of Dak Lak Province

Located in the romanticised central highlands region (Tây Nguyên in Vietnamese), Dak Lak Province is a very special place for the Vietnamese people. It’s home to 44 different ethnic groups, dozens of thundering waterfalls, crystal ...more »

The Night of Kukulcan

The Night of Kukulcan

Chichen Itza comes to life after dark, you can now be part of the whole-new Light & Sound. The show consist in a projected light shadow over the architectural elements of “El Castillo”, Chichen Itza’s most emblematic ...more »

Chopsticks as tableware and artwork

Chopsticks as tableware and artwork

Ask any European of whether they find eating with chopsticks convenient and the answer is certain to be negative. But chopsticks are so useful that you soon stop thinking about the drawbacks. For example, eating with chopsticks is ...more »

Shanghai Antique Market

Shanghai Antique Market

A house, a shopping mall and a street (一楼一城一条街) are the major three antique markets in Shanghai. A House---TREASURE HOUSE MARKET (藏宝楼) "Treasure House", the true name of "FUYOU ROAD CRAFTS ...more »

The Dayaks are Coming

The Dayaks are Coming

Bali Spirit Festival 2015 presents Borneo Tent – Borneo Film, Borneo Dayak Dance, Borneo Jungle Camp  Following on last year’s exciting dance performances and colourful costumes by the Dayaks Dancers from Borneo, Bali Spirit Festival ...more »

A temple of pure water and breathtaking views

A temple of pure water and breathtaking views

Kiyomizu-dera is a magnificent temple set on the Otowa Mountain on the eastern side of Kyoto. The brilliant construction and spectacular views of the city can take your breath away. Kiyomizu means pure water in Japanese, named for the ...more »

Art of Chinese Calligraphy

Art of Chinese Calligraphy

As the art of Chinese calligraphy, or shufa, is boasting as long a history as that of China itself. It is one of the highest forms of Chinese art, serving the purpose of conveying thoughts while also showcasing abstract beauty of lines. ...more »

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Travel wouldn't be travel without taking in exactly what makes a destination come alive. Culture is such an integral part of a county's fabric that experiencing its many colours is both utterly unavoidable and deliciously intoxicating. From visiting an art gallery, watching a music concert or learning about local arts and crafts to checking out some home-grown theatre or taking in a museum, these articles give you an insight into the many ways you can soak up the local culture and traditions of your next holiday destination.

Maybe you want to know more about local customs, how to dress or say hello? Perhaps you'd like to coincide your visit with a local festival or celebration? Or, you just want to know which museums really are worth your precious holiday time? Practical tips as well as inspiration should help settle the appetite of our hungry culture vultures. The rest is then up to you...

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