Tropical rainforests of Sumatra (World Heritage)

Indonesia Cities and World Heritage Sites

Cultural landscape on Bali (World Heritage) The world cultural heritage protects the communities called Subak to maintain complex rice irrigation systems in Bali. Cultural landscape in Bali: facts Official title: Cultural landscape in Bali: the Subak system as a manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana philosophy Cultural monument: Centuries-old Subak system (Subak = connected water) […]

Umm ar-Rasas archaeological site (World Heritage)

World Heritage Sites in Jordan

According to ethnicityology, Jordan, Arabic Al-Urdunn, officially Al-Mamlaka al-Urdunnijja al-Haschimijja, German Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan, is a state in Western Asia with (2018) 10 million residents; The capital is Amman. Baptismal site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas) (World Heritage) The historic settlement of Bethanien is located two kilometers east of the Jordan, around 50 kilometers from […]

Iran Culture

Iran Culture

Neolithic urban cultures on the soil of today’s Iran (Iranian art) formed the basis for the ancient oriental Elamite culture and Median art , which developed in close contact with neighboring Mesopotamia and Babylonia. The main testimonies are the step temples (zikcurrat) and palace complexes made of adobe bricks, for example in Susa. The Persian […]

Petra (World Heritage)

Petra (World Heritage)

The caravan and royal city of the Nabataeans was once an important intersection between Arabia and the Mediterranean. The city was founded in the 2nd century BC. Founded in AD and conquered by the Romans in AD 106. The buildings with their magnificent facades were carved directly out of the rock. Outstanding are the 42 […]

Armenian monasteries in Iran (world heritage)

World Heritages in Iran Part II

Historical bazaar in Tabriz (World Heritage) The city of Tabriz on the Silk Road has been a place of cultural exchange since ancient times. The focus: the historical bazaar. It consists of covered buildings that are connected to each other. He achieved his greatest fame from the 13th to the end of the 18th century. […]

Tacht-e Soleiman Archaeological Site (World Heritage)

World Heritages in Iran Part I

Bisutun (world heritage) The rock relief from the 6th century BC Was by Darius I around 520 BC. Commissioned. The trilingual – Old Persian, Elamite and Babylonian – inscription reports on the rise and victories of Darius. It played a crucial role in deciphering the cuneiform script. Bisutun: facts Official title: Bisutun Cultural monument: Archaeological […]

Persepolis Ruins (World Heritage)

Persepolis Ruins (World Heritage)

Persepolis is considered a unique testimony to ancient Persian culture. The city was founded by Darius I (522 – 486 BC) and was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire for a long time. The palaces, temples and other buildings were on an artificial terrace. Persepolis was founded in 330 BC. Destroyed by Alexander the great. […]

China Theater Genres 2

China Theater Genres

The theater arose from ancient religious ceremonies. Songs and dances were part of ritual events that took place mainly during the seasonal festivals. Later there was a real court theater (starting from the Han) and popular forms of representation, with the development of burlesque, heroic themes, etc. From ceramic figurines of acrobats and musicians dating […]

China Music

China Music

According to legend, the Chinese musical system was conceived by Ling Lun (during the reign of the great emperor Huangdi, ca.2700 BC), who established the huang-chung (yellow bell), a fundamental note, of absolute pitch. strictly established. The other notes were built on this sound by successive superimposition of perfect fifths, thus arriving at a circle […]

China Cinema 2

China Cinema Part II

CULTURE: CINEMA. THE EVOLUTION OF CINEMATOGRAPHY Since the end of 1976 a new period of liberalization (under the pressure of American “genres”) and modernization (due to the evolution of television techniques) has also opened in cinema. Much of the production is occupied by “socialist melodrama”, which under conventional schemes often reveals the crisis of a […]

China Cinema 1

China Cinema Part I

According to indexdotcom.com, China is a country located in eastern Asia. The Dianying, or “electric shadows”, appeared in China in 1896: a documentary Lumière nell’intermezzo of a variety show in Shanghai. They arrived in Beijing later, in 1902. The country opened up as a large market to Western businessmen: a Spaniard set up the first […]

China Religion

China Religion

The Chinese national religion – or perhaps religions, with reference to the different dynasties – is essentially based on the cult of ancestors and on the conception of a sacred sovereignty, personified on the divine level by a Supreme Being and on the human level by the ruling dynasty. These are the foundations that support […]

China Philosophy 2

China Philosophy Part II

What is true for Confucius, that is, referring to specific concepts, to easily memorable formulas, is true for all Chinese thinkers, especially up to the Wei period (3rd century AD), for all those founders of schools who have precisely provided the bases of speculation not only philosophical and political, but medical and scientific (calculation, construction […]

China Philosophy 1

China Philosophy Part I

According to directoryaah.com, China is a country located in eastern Asia. It was during the lesser known period in the history of China that philosophical thought had its greatest development. In the sec. V-III a. C., described by indigenous historians as a time of anarchy and which instead must be considered as one of the […]

China Science 3

China Science Part III

XIII (i.e. in the period of the maximum creative expansion of the social forces of Chinese civilization) had probably reached a level of knowledge higher than that of medieval Europe and the Arab world itself, subsequently he was unable for philosophical, political and social reasons to operate those theoretical syntheses which in the Western world […]

China Science 2

China Science Part II

VI of the great Imperial Canal, designed and built by Yuwen Khai and Ken Hsun under the Sui dynasty, after numerous irrigation and transport collectors had been built for about a millennium to serve regions as large as northern Italy, the discovery of the hydraulic principles of the operation of “Leonardo” type locks since the […]

China Science 1

China Science Part I

CULTURE: SCIENCE By Chinese science we generally only mean the traditional outfit of Chinese civilization before the encounter with the Western world and in this sense the term will be used in the present entry, even if the contribution that can be given to the life of man and the development of society with general […]

Cambodia Travel Advice

Cambodia Travel Advice

General travel information for Cambodia Continent: Asia Geographical location: Southeast Asia, located on the Gulf of Siam in the northern hemisphere Highest elevation: Phnom Aural (1813 m above sea level) Longest river: Mekong (500 km) Form of government: Parliamentary electoral monarchy System of Government: Parliamentary system of government Languages: Khmer Neighboring countries: Thailand, Laos and […]

Georgia Travel Advice

Georgia Travel Advice

General travel information for Georgia Continent: Asia Geographical location: Borderline between Europe and Asia, east of the Black Sea Highest elevation: Shchara (5200 m above sea level) Longest river: Kura (1364 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: semi-presidential system Languages: Georgian (official language), regional Official language: Abkhaz Neighboring countries: Turkey, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan […]

Indonesia Travel Advice

Indonesia Travel Advice

General travel information for Indonesia Continent: Asia Geographical location: Southeast Asia, an island state located between the Malay Peninsula, the Philippines and Australia in the Indian Ocean Highest elevation: Puncak Jaya in New Guinea (4,884 m above sea level) Longest river: Kapuas (1143 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: Presidential democracy Languages: The […]

Kazakhstan Travel Advice

Kazakhstan Travel Advice

General travel information for Kazakhstan Continent: Asia Geographical location: Central Asia, exactly in the middle of Eurasia Highest elevation: Belucha (4,506 m) Longest river: Irtysh (1700 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: Presidential system Languages: Kazakh, Russian Neighboring countries: Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan Capital: Astana Area: 2,724,900 km² Residents: 17,753,200 (as of […]

Kyrgyzstan Travel Advice

Kyrgyzstan Travel Advice

General travel information for Kyrgyzstan Continent: Asia Geographical location: Central Asia Highest elevation: Dschengisch Tschokusu (7439 m above sea level) Longest river: Naryn (534 km) Form of government: Parliamentary republic System of Government: Parliamentary system Languages: Kyrgyz, Russian Neighboring countries: Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and China Capital: Bishkek Area: Approx. 199,900 km² Residents: Approx. 6,256,700 people […]

Laos Travel Advice

Laos Travel Advice

General travel information for Laos Continent: Asia Geographical location: South Asia, Vietnamese peninsula Highest elevation: Phu Bia (2820 m above sea level) Longest river: Mekong (1898 km) Form of government: People’s Republic System of Government: Socialist one-party system Languages: Lao Neighboring countries: Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia Capital: Vientiane Area: Approx. 240,000 km² Residents: Approx. […]

Mongolia Travel Advice

Mongolia Travel Advice

General travel information for Mongolia Continent: Asia Geographical location: Central Asia north of the Himalayas, located in the northern hemisphere. Highest elevation: Chüiten in the Altai Mountains (4,374 m above sea level) Longest river: Orkhon (1,400 km) Form of government: Parliamentary republic System of Government: Parliamentary democracy Languages: Mongolian Neighboring countries: Russia and China Capital: […]

Philippines Travel Advice

Philippines Travel Advice

General travel information for the Philippines Continent: Asia Geographical location: Southeast Asia, archipelago in the West Pacific Highest elevation: Mount Apo (2953 m above sea level) Longest river: Agusan (350 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: Presidential democracy Languages: Filipino, English Neighboring countries: Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia Capital: Manila Area: Approx. 343,500 km² Residents: […]