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Weekly Photo Challenge: CULTURE

While I am not fully aware of the reasons why, I often find the lighting of the incense sticks deeply rooted in the Chinese tradition. This photo, taken in Ngong Ping 360 in Hong Kong, captures this beautiful culture of the Chinese. I hope I get to understand soon why they do this.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

Truly Chinese — the offering of incense

This is my entry to this week’s photo challenge. Please check out other great entries here.

Have a great weekend everyone! Happy travels 🙂

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37 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: CULTURE

  1. Browsing the Atlas
    April 27, 2013

    I think I was there! Or, at least, your photo took me back to seeing something similar in China. Love it!

    • Karen
      April 27, 2013

      I think I can smell the incense from here! Thanks for dropping by 🙂

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  3. aket95
    April 27, 2013

    Original

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  12. sustainabilitea
    April 27, 2013

    I’ve never seen this before and I’d be interesting to know why they do it, too.

    janet

    • Karen
      April 27, 2013

      I wish someone can enlighten us, Janet. 🙂

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  17. rutheh
    April 27, 2013

    I like this challenge as I am learning about many different cultures, things I might never see in person, I can experience through your photographs.

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  22. The Good Villager
    April 27, 2013

    The joss (incense) sticks represent different things. At different places, you may be burning three or more sticks. Typically the representations are different realms of the world (earth, celestial realm), people and ancestors, leaders, etc. So burning them is a show of respect to the various represented elements.

    • Karen
      April 27, 2013

      Thank you for the info! 🙂

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