Thailand and its culture

As per the information given by my friend who works at Dead Or Alive Tree Services and the information i got from other sources, Thailand is located in southeast of Asia. Its capital city is Bangkok. Thailand is full of beauty; thick forests, crystal blue beaches, yummy food. One can find the luxury hotels to cheap budget hotels and food etc. Thailand is divided into four regions and each region has its own unique culture, tradition and geographical features.

The language of Thailand is Thai. Thai is spoken for governmental and administrative purposes. Thai language varies from region to region. English is not spoken in schools and colleges but now it has been teaching to students as a 2nd language. Due to not speaking English in Thailand the most major problem visitors have come across is conservation problem. Due to this reason many countries are teaching Thailand language especially in USA.

Buddhism is found in majority and Christians thereafter and the Muslims are minority of Thailand. Many beliefs and traditions of Thailand are same as in Buddhism. Ethnic Thai people practiced Buddhism culture so currently it has been following since that time. So the tradition, culture, custom, art and literature are quite similar of India and Thailand.

Thailand practiced high values. They respect their elders and those who have high position in society.  They meet with people to have a smile on face, good sense of humor and politely whether they are upset or ill, they must maintain a good behavior towards others. Men respect the women. After the new law (constitution) women have equal rights to men. Now women are more into medical, politics and start living a great professional life. No both men and women are dominant in society.

Thai people raise their children to give them a complete family Grandparents, Aunt, Uncle and children. After marriage couple lives in separate house which they set up their own.

The idea of Sanuk is common and important in their society. Sanuk is meeting someone spontaneously and joyfully.

Sri Lanka and its culture

As par my friend at Wehr Chiropractic Sri Lanka is located in southern Asia. Capital city of Sri Lanka is Colombo. Total population of Sri Lanka is consisting upon 69.1% Buddhist, 7.6% Muslims, 7.1% Hindu, 6.2% Christians, and 10% others.

The language of Sri Lanka is Sinhala which belongs to Indo-European language. Tamil and Sinhala are official languages of Sri Lanka.

The religion of Sri Lanka is Buddhism and Hinduism and is practiced in every aspect of life; political, social and cultural.

Greeting style in Sri Lanka varies from region to region and depends upon the ethnic group as well. Youngers usually shake hands but elders usually say Namaste. Women meet men with physical contact but ethically men wait until women extend her hand. They call each other by titles along with sir names.  

Exchange of gifts is considered a good sign. The gifts given in Sri Lanka are not expensive but symbolic. Alcohol is best gift given to other but if taker is Muslim avoid alcoholic things (only give halal things). Always give and accept gift with both hands. Never wrap gift in white and black color as these two colors represent Funeral. Gift is not open when received, wait a while. Never gift flowers as they represent mourn.

Cuisines are always interesting part of any culture, same case with Sri Lanka. They usually take alcohol with their meal. Kiribath is very famous dish which is more popular on special occasions. In kiribath rice are cooked in coconut milk. Sweet oil cake known as Kawum is also popular on special events. Eating outside the home (eating in restaurants) was not so common but now the trend is changing. They usually create hot and cold energies balance in their food. When eating meal remember keep elbows off the table. Always eat with right hand.

Beauty of Beijing

Beijing is capital city of China. It is most populous city of china. Tourists play an important role in economy of Beijing as it has many attractions which attract the tourists every year. Beijing has many Temples, Parks, Mausoleum and other beautiful places.

Forbidden City:

A lot of people from china live in my city. From which one of my friend who i met at the female dentist in Syracuse NY and who told me that Forbidden City was an imperial Palace located in center of Beijing. Now it has been converted into Palace museum. The construction was started in 1406 and was completed in 1420. This Palace is complex of 980 buildings and it covers an area of 180 acres. Marble, special wood and golden bricks are used in its construction. This palace is one of the best attractions of Beijing without any doubt. People walk through the halls and get admire and know more about past of China.

Temple of Heaven:

Temple of Heaven is Taoist temple. it is situated in southeastern part of Beijing. It is complex of religious buildings. Construction of temple was started on 1406 and was completed in 1420. There are three main group of construction in temple which are The hall of prayer for God harvests, The imperial vault of heaven and The circular mound alter.  

Summer Palace:

Summer Palace is a complete unit of parks, lakes and palaces located in Beijing. As the name describes Summer Palace was summer residence of rulers of China after Forbidden City. Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake add beauty of Palace.

Gulou and Zhonglou:

Gulou is Drum Tower while Zhonglou is Bell Tower in Beijing. Both are located nearby each other. Gulou was built for musical reason but later it was used to announce time in Beijing but now it is great attraction for tourists. Bell and drum both were musical instruments but later on it were used to announce time. The building of Drum Tower has two stories with height of 154ft long while height of Bell tower is 108ft long.