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In addition to the architectural sights and museums of the capital, Seoul guests are encouraged to visit the Botanical garden and zoo. Music lovers can enjoy concerts of two city Symphony orchestras, with high professionalism. In addition, the repertoire of the Opera theatre of Seoul — more than 40 works of European (mainly Italian) and Korean authors.In town visitors will be able to make a choice from a rich assortment of Oriental meals, not only Korean, but Chinese, Japanese. When visiting Seoul restaurant, it should be remembered that the usual European chicken meat in Korea is considered a delicacy and is quite expensive, and the dishes of beef, pork, fish everyday, included in the regular diet of the local people.The monetary unit circulating in Seoul is the won. Currency exchange is performed mainly in banks and hotels.

The traditional system of hierarchy and respect for elders still holds great importance in all spheres of life. Direct questions about age and marital status are considered to be commonplace, as they allow the Koreans Continue reading

Tea traditions of Asia

 

In my childhood I lived in Central Asia and in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. And when did the idea of writing about tea traditions, I really wanted to go back in time, to memories of twenty years ago. To find something new about these peoples

and their customs and to remember the forgotten old. I hope this article will allow you a little bit to plunge into the world of Asian tea traditions and to feel the harmony and hospitality of Eastern culture, although a true tea house is impossible to find in the metropolis.

Teas in Central Asia

Familiarity with Central Asian people this wonderful drink would have happened earlier than in Europe. Through the East of the country caravans of the silk Road that carried lots of strange items, tea was one of them. This led to the fact that thirst-quenching drink, has acquired a special place in the culture of the peoples of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

The mentality and customs of each country of Central Asia, has left its mark and formed their unique tea traditions: tea green tea, tea with butter and salt, using camel milk and cream, and many more unique recipes.

In Uzbekistan, the predominant consumption of green tea, only in the capital city of Tashkent, more popular black. Before drinking the tea in a thin stream poured from the bowl back into the pot, the procedure Continue reading

Tea house

A tea house or tea room is an establishment which primarily serves tea and other refreshments. Although its function varies significantly depending on the culture, tea houses often serve as centers of social interaction. Some cultures have a lot of great concentrated on the tea of buildings or rooms, which all qualify under the English language «tea house» or the term «tea».

Asia

In China and Nepal. tea house (茶館 cháguăn or 茶屋 cháwū ; Standard Nepalese. चिया घर ), traditionally a place which offers tea to its consumers. People gather in tea houses to chat, socialize, and have tea, and young people often meet at tea houses for dates. Guangdong (Cantonese) tea house style are particularly famous outside of China especially in Nepal Himalayas. These tea houses called chálou (茶樓), serves dim sum (點心), and these little plates of food have a number of tea.

In Japanese tradition a tea house usually refers to a private structure designed for holding Japanese tea ceremonies. This structure is definitely room in it where the tea ceremony takes place, called. Architectural space called chashitsu . it was created for aesthetic and intellectual fulfillment.

In Japan during the Edo period, the term «tea house» could also refer to the place of entertainment with geisha or as a place where couples Continue reading

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