Japan being a small island state, has a great economic potential and rich cultural heritage. It’s amazing how generously nature has endowed this region, while the geographical location allows us to observe the change of all four seasons. Historical monuments and modern techniques coexist in the wonderful country.
Sites of Japan’s diverse and extremely interesting, and every year you can watch the endless stream of tourists and travellers who visit this state.
Historical monuments of Japan
Places of Japan are so varied and numerous that for a visual interpretation of the review would be better to make a conditional division. For lovers of Antiques and exquisite style are advised to visit the Himeji castle, located at the foot of scenic mount Hime in Hyogo Prefecture. This building is an echo of the era of the samurai, which was recorded in the UNESCO list in 1993 as a world heritage site. It was built in the 14th century and for two centuries it withstood many battles.
When the building passed into the hands of the warlord Hideyoshi Toyotomi, except the walls, little remained. During the period, 1601-1609 castle underwent reconstruction, which introduces an elegant tower, comprising of seven tiers, and beyond that, a whole bunch of towers auxiliary values. It can be noted that the building Continue reading
The research history of Central Asia
Central Asia: the region and its researchers
For the first time Central Asia (hereafter CA) as a separate region was allocated by the German geographer and traveler, founder of General earth Sciences of Alexander von Humboldt (1841). This term he identified all the internal parts of the Asian continent, stretching between the Caspian sea in the West and a rather undefined border in the East. A more precise definition of CA gave another German geographer Ferdinand Richthofen, in fact, divided the region into two parts. Actually CA, Richthofen, covers the area from Tibet in the South to the Altai in the North and from the Pamir in the West to Khingan in the East. The Aral-Caspian lowland the Richthofen took to the transition zone. In the Soviet geographical tradition was carried out the separation of the whole Central Asian region to Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan) and Central Asia (Mongolia and Western China, including Tibet). The same approach has largely been preserved and in the 1990 – 2000‑ies.
CA studied by Russian expeditions in the nineteenth – early twentieth century, it is, strictly Continue reading
Japan, an island nation in East Asia surrounded by the Pacific ocean and near Korea, Russia and China. The country is located on more than 3 thousands of small and large Islands, most of which is covered by mountains. Hills and mountains cover about 70% of the territory of Japan. The most famous natural sights in Japan – the legendary Fuji volcano with a perfect cone shape, whose slopes are covered with snow most of the year, pine-covered Islands of Matsushima. Snowy mountain peaks, sandy beaches, cherry blossoms and poetic autumn in Japan attract visitors from around the world.
Tourist attractions of Japan
One of the main unofficial symbols of Japan – Sakura . delicate pinkish-white flowers which bloom in the spring only one or two days. The cherry blossom is celebrated in Japan Hanami festival – during the festival, in parks, gardens, alleys, where the Japanese cherry blossoms, thousands of people gather to admire the flowering trees. Hanami literally means “viewing flowers”.
Another, no less poetic Japanese custom – Kojo . observation of the autumn leaf fall. In autumn, when Japan colors the bright colors of maple leaves in the country attracts a lot of tourists at this time of year, like in spring, during the cherry blossom, Japan is especially beautiful.
One of the most spectacular tourist attractions of the country Continue reading