Asian Traditions

Every custom, folklore, tradition and value system across Eastern cultures is heavily influenced by religion. Secularisation of society and mass tourism pose real threats to these shared beliefs and traditional ways of life. Traditional dress is already on its way out and language, customs and value systems are constantly under assault from global media.

Imagine a homogenous world without cultural variations. That would be a tragedy of huge proportions. 

“Every view of the world that becomes extinct,
every culture that disappears,
diminishes a possibility of life.”
~ Octavio Paz

Culture - Alms giving

Portray the importance of language.

Hindu temple in Bangkok

Until next time…happy travels no matter where life takes you.

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Hi, I'm Madhu. Wanderer. Travel blogger. Story teller. Bitten late and hard by the travel bug, I am on a mission to make up for lost time.

106 thoughts on “Asian Traditions

    1. Thanks Marina. I am acutely aware of how few children in our community speak our language. And I am personally guilty of eschewing some cumbersome customs too 🙂

    1. Me too. But more and more ‘culture’ is paraded for tourist consumption, and then it is far from the real thing.

  1. A reason for choice…
    but deep down in the soul’s of Man, there is the need of security for themselves, for others, for humanity… and perhaps [honestly] Buddhist philosophy gives us the power to improve our human condition! Thanks for such beautiful pictures :-)claudine

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