Traditions and customs
Tourists first of all amazes a unique synthesis of modernity and traditions. The maze of ancient houses with tiled roofs and slender skyscrapers with first-class hotels do not disharmonious, and…

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In Antiques includes antique furniture, paintings, ceramics, books and more. Popular ancient books on archeology and history, wardrobes and dressing tables, pitchers, and Oriental paintings. When buying Antiques you need…

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Painting Korea

Goguryeo gave us a magnificent wall paintings in the burial chambers of stone, discovered in South Manchuria – in Tango where to 427 G. was the capital, as well as the frescoes of a later period near Pyongyang.

The painting was applied on the primer or straw with clay or directly on the granite surface of the walls. First applied the black outline, then the drawing surface was painted. The paints contained lead oxide and the adhesive. The black outline was worked again. Close to Tongo in “the Mound with 3 cameras” are clearly visible frescoes of the early period (fourth — first half of V century).

In the passage on the walls depicted a scene of a siege and a wooden pavilion with the couple — the owners of this tomb. In suitable places it is possible to see the architectural elements of ceremonial buildings. In the first chamber can easily see the image of the procession and hunting heroes. In the second chamber (main) on the surface of the walls painted four figures of mythical animals, which play the role of guardians: East blue dragon, West – white tiger, North – the snake entwined with a black turtle and in the South – the red bird.

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Tea culture of Korea

Tea culture Korea has a long history. In “Historical notes of the Three kingdoms” (“Samguk Saga”), written by order of the king in 1145 year in the era of the Koryo dynasty (918-1392 G. G.) a record that the tea culture in Korea was widely spread even during the reign of Queen Sondok (632-647.), the 27th ruler of the Kingdom, the Power, the envoy of Kim Dae-REM by order of the king was brought from Tang China tea seeds, which the king ordered to put on the warm southern slope of mount jirisan. Today grow wild teas.

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To “Samguk Saga” existed more ancient records, but they were all destroyed by fire during the numerous invasions of the Korean territory. Although these historical records are not preserved, we believe that tea culture of Korea began long before the time of writing “Samguk Saga”.

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There is information about that in the 1st century of our er Indian Princess from the Kingdom of Aedia with their relatives lived for some time in Sichuan province (China), and then the ship sailed into the Korean Continue reading