Solomon Islands is an archipelago, virtually unaffected by tourism. A fairly small number of people visit this poor country. But, in spite of this, they entail the genuine naturalness of all that you have to either see or visit.
As far back as the 16th century, these islands were discovered by the Spaniard A. Medanya. It was the Spaniards who held the opinion and suggested that in ancient times this archipelago belonged to Solomon, the biblical king. Hence the origin of the name. Already in the 20th century, Great Britain established its authority over the islands. But soon the Solomon Islands received internal self-government, and then independence.
This area attracts with the fact that it has practically nothing that would be created artificially in order to please tourists. Therefore, it will be very comfortable and interesting here first of all to those travelers who are looking for natural extraordinary natural conditions.
After all, every section of this small country will not disappoint its guests, as it rightfully earned a reputation as the best place in the world, where, as if, nature itself created all the conditions for fishing, snorkeling and diving. Here, water and air are very clean. And the animal and plant world will surprise any tourist with its diversity and beauty.
Solomon Islands is a rather exotic country in which there are their own taboos. And all visitors should know about them. So, on the islands of Bu-su and Laulasi, taboos are red and black colors, since they are considered to be blood colors here. They must be avoided when choosing jewelry or clothing for the trip.
Certain taboos are still surrounded by the life of villages on the islands. The significance of all is impossible to explain. But when visiting any local settlements, it is necessary to observe some caution and limit your curiosity to the maximum. Since the term "taboo" is given the meaning of not only prohibition, but also sacredness or holiness. And do not forget about it.
In addition, property rights are also very important here. Therefore, it is most likely that a flower, fruit or tree by the side of the road belongs to someone. Since many islanders live off by selling what they grow, then picking the fruit, be prepared to leave the owner a decent compensation.
A guest on the islands must be fully dressed. While the locals clothing may be different or absent altogether. A woman should not be or stand taller than a man. It is also forbidden to swim under the canoe, where the women are. After all, after that it is subject to destruction. And it is for many residents the only way to get food.
The Solomon Islands has maintained a tradition in which, as in all world cultures, taboos are called upon to defend their society by playing the role of certain codes or moral precepts. Following them, the uninitiated people are not accepted to punish. Although foreigners belong to this category, it is nevertheless desirable to observe local customs.
For those who love a diverse and eventful vacation, the Solomon Islands will be an ideal option. Mainly because their entire territory consists of nine provinces, each of which has something to show even to the most saturated visitor.
What are the provinces where the locals, despite the rapid development of civilization in general and the predominance of European elements in clothing in particular, continue to wear short skirts and loincloths.
Not all resort islands, like the Solomon Islands, retained to a large extent their primitive cultural appearance. In all villages, traditional houses predominate here. They are rectangular light huts with wicker walls on pillars and a gable roof made of palm leaves.
Although European-type buildings are found here, but exclusively in large settlements. Traditionality in spiritual culture is also quite closely interwoven with modernity . The local population relatively well retains applied art, original dances and songs, folklore, however, modern culture is still being introduced.