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Waiapu Valley

date 25 September 2011 work Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand (Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand) publisher Ministry for Culture and Heritage Manatū Taonga In 2002, the valley's population was approximately 90% Māori, and traditional culture is still practised in the area — though it has changed significantly in the last 150 years. ref name "NZARM2002


Pushkin, Saint Petersburg

and Literature Museum of Pavel Chistyakov Museum "Tsarskoselskaya Collection" Museum exhibition "Anna Akhmatova. Tsarskoye Selo" Education and research Pushkin has 14 secondary schools, 24 kindergartens and nurseries, a boarding school, a high school, gymnasium, art school, music school, several foreign languages schools, cadet school, College of Traditional Culture and the St. Petersburg Railway College. Higher education is provided by the St. Petersburg State Agrarian University, Leningrad State University named after Pushkin, Institute of Law and Business, Naval Engineering Institute and a Military Institute of the Mozhaysky (Alexander Mozhaysky) Military Space Academy. Военно-учебные заведения Министерства обороны РФ. Soldat.ru (2003-01-14). Retrieved on 2011-03-11. The town is a major center of agricultural science hosting a number of research centers and laboratories. They include the Northwestern Scientific Center of Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Genetics and Breeding of Farm Animals, All-Russian Research Institute of Plant Protection, All-Russian Research Institute for Agricultural Microbiology, Institute of Plant Industry, Research Institute of Chemical Soil Reclamation and many others. Religion thumb Fyodorovsky Cathedral in winter (File:Fedorovskii sobor.jpg) The town has a large number of churches and chapels. Most of them are Orthodox and are objects of cultural heritage, and only a few are listed below: thumb Sophia Cathedral (File:St Sophia cathedral Pushkin 1.jpg) *Fedorovskiy Cathedral (1909–1912, architect Vladimir Pokrovsky, Academichesky Pr. 34) used to be a home church of the Imperial Family. The priests and servants of the cathedral stayed in the nearby Fedorovskiy Gorodok – a complex built in 1913-1917s in Russian Revival style (Russian Revival architecture). Category:Cities and towns under jurisdiction of Saint Petersburg Category:Tsarskoselsky Uyezd Category:Populated places established in 1710 Category:Alexander Pushkin Category:1710 establishments in Russia - Pushkin (Pushkin, Saint Petersburg) Пушкин Saint Petersburg - *Petrozavodsk – tsar Peter the Great (Peter I of Russia) *Pushkin (Pushkin, Saint Petersburg) – Aleksandr Pushkin *Saint Petersburg – St. Peter, as the patron saint of Peter the Great (Peter I of Russia) (Saint Petersburg, Florida in the United States was in turn named after the Russian city)


Savannakhet

of Lao traditional culture. The small but blossoming tourist sector offers various eco-trekking programs to the outskirts of town and to preserved forests and other places of interest in neighbouring districts such as Champhone). The welcoming and generous character of the local people might give you the sincere feeling of being happy to be a family member, very unlike the commercial character of tourist destinations such as Vang Vieng and Si Phan Don. Although recently a casino


Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

: www12.statcan.ca english profil01 CP01 Details Page.cfm?Lang E&Geo1 CSD&Code1 1206004&Geo2 PR&Code2 12&Data Count&SearchText bridgewater&SearchType Begins&SearchPR 01&B1 All&Custom Culture Being more industrial than its now tourist-driven neighbours Lunenburg and Mahone Bay (Mahone Bay (town)), much traditional culture has been lost in the town, having been replaced with mainstream affairs such as the annual Canada day Canada Day


San Cristóbal de las Casas

Chiapas language Spanish accessdate May 13, 2011 One aspect of traditional culture associated with these indigenous groups is the making of textiles, with amber another important product. Ceramics, wrought iron and filigree jewelry can be found as well. The best known area for crafts is the tianguis at Santo Domingo. The city hosts an annual Amber Expo at the Centro de Convenciones Casa de Mazariegos. The event exhibits and sell amber and amber pieces from the state. A more traditional Mexican market is located just north of the Santo Tomas Church. It is open each day except Sunday, when its vendors go to the surrounding communities in the municipality to sell at their markets. On the days that it is open, the large building, which mostly houses traditional butcher shops, is surrounded by stalls which crowd the nearby streets. There are very few tourists here, except for the occasional backpacker. Markets like this serve traditional dishes such as saffron tamales, sopa de pan, asado coleto, atole de granillo and a drink called posh made from sugar cane. The city’s attraction for tourists has also led to a number making San Cristobal their permanent home, which has had an effect of the local culture, especially in the historic center. Many foreign residents have opened up restaurants with Italian, French, Thai, Indian, Chinese and more options, such as vegetarian available. An older foreign influence is the city’s noted cured meat tradition, which can be traced back to both the Spanish and the Germans. These are featured in a number of dishes including chalupas. Foreign influence can also be seen in the city’s nightlife which offers reggae, salsa (salsa music), techno (techno music) and more. thumb left Kiosk in the main plaza of the city (File:KioskMainPlazaSanCris.JPG) Fireworks are common as there are many religious festivals which use them. Important celebrations include those dedicated to the Dulce Niño de Jesús, the Señor de Esquipulas, Saint Anthony, Corpus Christi, San Cristóbal and the Holy Family. This is in addition to the various neighborhood saint celebrations in their respective churches around town. However, the most elaborate rituals are performed during Holy Week. Holy Week processions include both silent and chanting marchers. A number are dressed in pointed hoods and carrying heavy platform with religious figures. They go from home to home, stopping at those homes that have erected small shrines. There they say prayers and bless the house and its occupants before moving on. They finally come to rest in a gigantic open house where an inner shrine has been erected lit by thousands of candles and a large potluck supper. All, even passersby, are welcome to partake. Passion plays depicting the crucifixion of Jesus are common events with one large one centered in the open plaza behind the municipal palace. After dark, there is the Burning of Judas. These Judas figures are plentiful and include government bureaucrats, Church official, the army, the United States, Spanish conquistadors, celebrities as well as Judas. The figures are lit by local firemen who try to keep people back at a safe distance, but fireworks fall among the crowds anyway. The Feria de la Primavera y la Paz (Spring and Peace Fair) run concurrent with Holy Week, especially on Holy Saturday with music and costumes. It terminates with the burning of Judas. A queen is elected to be crowned the next day. Bullfights are held. The Festival Cervantino Barroco is held each year in the historic center featuring invited artists from various parts of Mexico and abroad. It is held in various forums in the city includes concerts, plays, exhibitions and conferences. The main town square is a marked copy of La Florida (park) of Álava, Spain, due to local euphoria with the last name "Ortés De Velasco". The center of the city is its main plaza. This plaza’s official name is Plaza 31 de marzo, but it is more often simply called the Zocalo. In the colonial era, the city’s main market was here as well as the main water supply. Today, it is centered on a kiosk which was added in the early 20th century. The corners of this structure have inscriptions marking the major events of San Cristóbal’s history. The rest of the plaza is filled with gardens and surrounded by the most important buildings and finest homes from the history of the city. Surrounding this plaza are the city’s most important buildings such as the Cathedral and the city hall. The Cathedral is to the north of the main plaza and it is the most emblematic symbol of the city. However, the main facade does not face the Zocalo, rather it faces its own atrium (atrium (architecture)) which is called the Cathedral Plaza. The Cathedral began as a modest church dedicated to the Virgin of the Assumption (Assumption of Mary) built in 1528. When Chiapas became a diocese (Roman Catholic Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas) in the 17th century, with San Cristóbal as its seat, this church was torn down to build the current structure, dedicated to Saint Christopher, the patron of the city. The overall structure contains European Baroque, Moorish and indigenous influences. The main facade was finished in 1721 and some final touches were added in the 20th century. and a Quranic school (madrasa) where children learned Arabic and prayed five times a day in the backroom of a residential building. Nowadays, most of the Mayan Muslims have left the Murabitun and established ties with the CCIM, now following the orthodox Sunni school of Islam. They built the Al-Kausar Mosque in San Cristobal de las Casas.


Andong

cover showcasing the most iconic mask of Andong. Andong is the self-proclaimed "Capital City of Korean Spiritual Culture", having maintained aspects of the traditional culture of Korea throughout the past 2,000 years. Over 280 cultural assets are scattered around the city. It takes 3 hours to get to Andong from Seoul, 2.5 hours from Busan or Daejeon, and 1 hour from Daegu by car. Andong's international claim to fame comes from having been


Tulum

'''Tulum''' is on the Yucatán Peninsula, in Mexico. It is one of the earliest ''resorts'' in Mexico, offering a place of worship and solitude for the Mayan Kings, clergy and Gods in early times. The tropical beach backdrop is the main attraction of this picturesque, much-visited small ruin on the shore of the Caribbean Sea. Shortly after your arrival, you will understand why early Mayans picked this beautiful place to relax. Be prepared for LOTS of people and tour groups at the archaeological site. To avoid the crowds, it is best to stay overnight and visit the ruins early in the morning before the buses arrive, or later in the afternoon. Morning is recommended since you can catch spectacular vistas when the sun is rising over the Caribbean. Get in thumb right 400px Tulum (Image:Mayan ruins at Tulum Mexico.jpg) From Cancun International Airport You can catch an ADO bus to Tulum directly three times a day: 2:10PM, 7:45PM and 8:45PM. Ticket prices are about $15 USD. The ride will take about 2 hours. You can also take the ADO bus to Playa del Carmen with departures nearly every hour for about $12 USD. Once in Playa del Carmen you transfer to a second bus to Tulum for an additional $5 USD. Rental cars are priced reasonably and are the easiest way to get around the Tulum area. Shop around rates upon arrival, and feel free to haggle. Check with your credit card company to see if they automatically insure you, most do so you don't have to pay the additional insurance that the rental agency often tries to insist you purchase. It is a very easy drive to Tulum. To get there you take the only highway south from Cancun Airport straight down past Playa del Carmen, Akumal, etc. About 90 minutes from the airport you will arrive in Tulum. There are several companies offering Private, and shuttle services: *'''Discovery Mundo''' Private transportation to any hotel in Tulum at excellent rates. They also have VIP service. You need to book online. *'''Amstar Airport Transfers''' Deluxe and Private Tulum Transfers from the Airport. More than 20 years of quality service. *'''Tucan Kin''' Direct shuttle starting at 24 USD per person. It is a door to door service with no stops between the airport and the Tulum Area. A reservation is required. * '''Paradise Transfers Tulum Transfers''' Private Tours and Transportation from Cancun Airport. Many of the Hotels in Tulum offer a pick-up service from the Cancun International Airport for an addition $80 to $120 USD depending on the hotel. You can also take a Taxi from the Airport from $145 USD. By bus Buses from Cancun run quite regularly. There is also an ADO bus direct from Cancun Airport. Buses from Playa Del Carmen run hourly or so. Bus station is at southern end of Fifth Avenue near Playacar. ADO Bus stops at Xcaret and Xel-ha en route to Tulum. Mayab bus stops more frequently en route to Tulum from Playa Del Carmen. To visit the ruins, get off the bus at the first Tulum stop at the intersection with the access road to the ruins. It's an easy one mile or so flat walk to the ruins from the intersection. An alternative to the buses is to catch a "collectivo" van. In Playa Del Carmen you can find these on Calle 2 towards Avenida 20. One-way trip costs 40 pesos. By car If you drive yourself to the ruins before opening time, it may be a bit confusing as to where to go and what to do. As soon as you park, a man on a bicycle should find you and charge you for parking (50 pesos). You must go through a sort of half open-air mall (which is empty before 8AM). From there you can either sign up with a tour guide (US$20 per person?), pay for a shuttle ride to the ruins (20 pesos), or walk a mile


Waikiki

to World War II the OR&L had all but abandoned its passenger operations, focusing on its profitable freight operations. thumb 200px Traditional Polynesian culture Polynesian (Image:HawaiiDance.JPG) dancers performing near Waikiki beach, on Oahu. The '''culture of Hawaii''' has its origins in the traditional culture of the Native Hawaiians. As Hawaii has become home to many different ethnic groups during the past 200 years, each ethnic


Siwa Oasis

weather 11503079 climate title Weather for Markaz Siwa, Egypt – Climate publisher Storm247.com accessdate 19 October 2013 Culture The traditional culture of Siwa shows many features unusual in Egypt, some reflecting its longstanding links with the Maghreb and the fact that the inhabitants are of Berber (Berber people) origin. Until a tarmac road was built to the Mediterranean coast in the 1980s Siwa’s only links with the outside world were by arduous camel tracks


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