torstai 10. huhtikuuta 2014

Traditions and traditional houses, China

 NanXun Ancient Town
From Du Jia Chen

From Dylia, Beijing
Nanxun Ancient Town once was the richest among the six ancient towns in the Jiangsu and Zhejiang area. and it is very special for its unique combination of western and Chinese cultures. The Changhusheng (Changxing-Huzhou-Shanghai) Channel, the so called "Oriental Rhine" runs through the town. Nanxun Ancient Town also known as the ‘the land of fish and rice’ and ‘silk market’, is a charming tourist destination.

From Linjo Lee.
 The card is showing Dragon Boat Festival in ancient China. The festival is celebrated  is a lunar holiday, occurring on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month acording to the Chinese calendar.  It is a significant holiday celebrated in China, and the one with the longest history. The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated by boat races in the shape of dragons. Competing teams row their boats forward to a drumbeat racing to reach the finish end first.

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