Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
China, Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan
The fire rooster cometh
East Asians celebrate New Year on January 28, and for the Chinese, it’s the most important holiday of the year. Leaving windows and doors open and lights on all night is said to bring good luck; fireworks and firecrackers scare away evil spirits.
Anyone can build near water, but how about on it? The 16th-century architects of Chenonceau Castle were looking for a challenge, so they built a wing of the castle on top of a 60-meter-long bridge spanning the Cher River. It’s now Europe’s most popular castle and boasts 800 000 visitors a year.