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In Beijing, the contestants of Miss World 2010 took an active part in various cultural events.

 

-Classes of traditional Chinese TaijiQuan:

 

 

-Production of traditional Chinese masks:

 

 

In ancient times people believed, that all the troubles and misfortunes - it is the maChinations of evil spirits and demons. Therefore, during the divination, they wore masks to appear larger and scare away evil spirits. Ritual dances are also arranged in order to ward off demons. Over time, the function dances became more entertaining than religious. A religious songs went beyond the boundaries of Taoist and Buddhist temples, becoming part of popular culture.

Chinese masks are an integral part of the world of art. The first mask appeared in China during the Shang and Zhou dynasties, which is about 3500 years ago.

Chinese masks are mainly made of wood and worn on the face or head. Although there are many masks of demons, evil spirits and mythical animals, each of them conveys a special meaning.

Contestants of of Miss World 2010 have studied Chinese manufacturing mask the following categories:

1. Mask dancers spellcasters. These masks are used during ceremonies of sacrifice among the smaller ethnic groups, to scare away evil spirits and pray to the gods.

2. Festive masks. Such masks worn during holidays and festivals. They are intended for prayers for the longevity and rich harvests.

3. Mask for infants. They are used during the ceremony marking the birth of a child.

4. Mask to protect a house. These masks, like the mask dancers casters use to scare away evil spirits. Typically, they are hung on the walls of the house.

5. Masks for theatrical performances. In theaters small ethnic masks are an essential element with which to create the image of a hero, so they have great artistic value.

 

Chinese-clippings from the paper:

 

 

Chinese paper cuttings from the majority of contestants liked the Miss World 2010 for the fine workmanship and national flavor. Subjects clippings member Miss World 2010 had a shade of the national life of each contestant.

 

-Visiting the Great Wall of China:

 

 

The Great Wall is an iconic symbol of China, the contestants in Miss World 2010 visited some parts of the Great Wall.

 

-Visit the National Stadium of China, "Bird's Nest":

 

 

Beijing National Stadium, called philistines "Bird's Nest" (Nayachao) is one of the major arenas of the Summer Olympics - 2008. This is where the opening ceremony (August 8) and closing (August 24), and were the most spectacular finales. Contestants of Miss World 2010 liked the stadium "Bird's Nest" as a landmark architectural building of the XXI century, bringing a return to basics and unity with nature.

In addition, contestants of Miss World 2010 participated in a tea ceremony, photo shoots, communicating with the press and citizens participated in the preparation of traditional Chinese food.

 

After Beijing, contestants ofMiss World 2010 went to the Autonomous Region of China - Inner Mongolia, where they participated in a national celebration of local peoples, and also visited the famous historic structure, located in the city of Ordos, the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan.

 Mausoleum of Genghis Khan in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is one of the main attractions in north China. Over the weekend, he is visited by about 20 thoUSAnd people.

The Mausoleum is located on the Ordos plateau. It is a complex of three domed structures. This is the world's only mausoleum of the Mongol conqueror was built in 1940. On the walls hang pictures of rooms depicting the biography of Genghis Khan. Every year the mausoleum is visited by over 200 thoUSAnd tourists. Among them - the visitors from Mongolia, Japan, Australia and Russia. Darhady stored in the mausoleum of Genghis Khan and an oil lamp used in the administration of various ceremonies and rituals. Each year they perform the ritual content of mare's milk, its wooden bucket. According to legend, the milk leaks from the bucket in a direction that will bring prosperity to the Mongols.

 

 

Today, all contestants of Miss World 2010 will go to Shanghai.


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