Thursday, July 16, 2009

Kyoto a historical, envorionment friendly city

Here, I will note down few interesting things about Kyoto journey. Kyoto is accessible by many international airports. But I went there by Kansai International Airport, which is constructed on man made island. This is wonderful example of high level of civil engineering input. Since its construction it has sunk more than 8 meter. It has provided lessons for other airports like Hong Kong Airport and probably to Incheon International Airport.

Japan in general and particularly Kyoto impressed me for many resons. First, its multi-cultural nature. Although I am living in Seoul a cosmopolitan city but have not observed too much multiculturalism despite government intention. In East Asia we rarely see any Halal food but they have arrangement in their University cafeteria and even in reception parties. I remember most prestigious university of Korea SNU tried for the same in past but could not succeed. So this could be one lesson for Korea from neighbor country japan.

Second, very friendly with environment. I observed many people ride bicycle including university students and professors. Kyoto has very good cycle friendly path.

Third, City has many world heritage sites and government is very serious to conserve it. Heritage conservation helped buildings and precincts conservation one hand and tourism promotion in other hand. Probably, this nature of Kyoto has guided it for low dense development. In the city we can feel harmony in development. The buildings are very much in integration with each other.

You can feel the very same about Kyoto in photographs tour.


3 comments:

Muhammad Usman said...

I think so they arranged the Halal food just for conference, may be they don't offer it in cafeteria for the university students. But in korea even they don't offer during conference. I think so this is good point, and korean people should notice it.

Sohail said...

No, In Japan, you can easily get halal meets at university restaurants. They are very much caring for cultural issues.

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