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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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on

106 thoughts on “Asian Traditions

  1. “Imagine a homogenous world without cultural variations. That would be a tragedy of huge proportions. ”
    I agree, Madhu.
    One of the things that makes this world beautiful is its diversity.

    1. Oh no, not at all Ilargia! I was stating a fact when I said the other shot was better. Please don’t worry about it. Happy that you took the time to comment. Thanks again 🙂

      1. But that one is so nice!!!! I am so glad you read my explanation!!! I was so worried! Sometimes I make mistakes when translating from Spanish to English …!

  2. I think your first pic is just magic and great…It is not a beautifu shot, but it has atmosphere..I can feel the faith, smell the inciense, listen to the silence…

    1. I have a better shot of that scene in the post that it is linked to Ilargia. Didn’t want to use the same one again. Thanks for sharing your thoughts 🙂

      1. Dear Madhu….I do not know what happened with my previous comment!!!! I need to ask you to forgive me, please!!!! What I wanted to say what that it was NOT ONLY a good shot but it ALSO had a wonderful atmosphere!!!!
        I am so so so sorry!!!!

  3. Namaste Madhu and glad to meet here in the blogging world! Thanks for the cheery hello and interest in the India Bites book….it’s easy to download at Amazon. Sounds like you are on the updraft of adventures! May your wings carry you safely to vistas unknown. Will be following along…..shanti…kai

    1. Apologies for this rather belated reply! Thank you so much for your visit and good wishes 🙂 AND the follow too!

  4. Busy working on what you asked me and hope you don’t mind, but would like to test it out here and see if it works. 🙂 If not, I will look into it further until I find the answer. LOL! *hugs*
    Sonel’s Corner

        1. Just finished with it hon. Please go and have a look and let me know how it worked out for you and thanks again for asking. 🙂 *big hugs*

  5. Lovely photos of the varied culture, Madhu. Love the one of the little girl with the bells, and those flower garlands are magnificent.

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