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  • 1. HTT 247 TOURISM GEOGRAPHY GROUP MEMBERS: FHATIN AMELIA HIDAYAH SAMAH SITI ZULAYKHA
  • 2. MAP
  • 3. MEXICO • Capital : Mexico City • Official Language : Spanish, English (urban areas) • Size : 761 605 square miles (3 times size of Texas) • Ethnic Division : 60% Mestizo(mixed Spanish and Indian), 30% Amerindian, 9% Spanish, 1% other • Religion : 89% Roman Catholic, 6% Protestant • Currency : Peso • Transportation : Excellent air and road connectivity • Shopping : Typical items are silver, copperware, blown glass, onyx, pottery, hand-woven fabrics, embroidery, and Indian Arts.
  • 4. CULTURAL HINTS • Greet by a soft handshake or a nod • Women make first move towards the handshake • Mexican stand close when talking to others • Mexican loves to touch others to show friendliness • Hand items to another person than tossing them • Patient encountering delays • Dress conservatively • Call waiter with a psst sound • To ask for a check pretend writing on the palm • Hands above the table • Food basics: corn, beans, chili • Typical foods: corn tortillas, frijoles refritos, tortas etc.
  • 5. • Chichen Itza which means “at the mouth of the well of Itza “, is the 2nd most visited archaeological site of Mexico today. • The Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen-Itza which known as “El Castillo” (the castle), is one of the new seven wonders of the world elected in 07.07.2007. • It is exactly 24 metres high considering the upper platform. • Apart from the Kukulkan Pyramid, in Chichen Itza there many other archaeological sites to visit, all carrying traces from Mayan Culture in many ways.
  • 6. Chichen-Itza, now including one of the new 7 wonders of the world; the Kukulkan Pyramid, is located in the Peninsula of Yucatan, in the Yucatan State; Mexico, between Valladolid and Merida and is just120 km from Merida.
  • 7. • The traditional national sport of Mexico is Charreria, which consists of a series of equestrian events. The national horse of Mexico, used in Charreria, is the Azteca • Bullfighting, a tradition brought from Spain, is also popular in Mexico. Mexico has the largest venue for bullfighting in the world - The Plaza de Toros in Mexico City which seats 48,000 people • Mexico is also known for its boxing tradition • Other popular recreational activities include lucha libre (Mexican professional wrestling), baseball, fishing, scuba diving and basketball
  • 8. • The famous dance in Mexico is JARABE • Often called the “Mexican hat dance” in English • The music played either by Mariachi bands or by bands playing only string instruments • FOR EXAMPLE : various types of guitars, harps and violin • The dress worn by dancers meant to symbolize Mexican women and men • Women dressed in a style called “China Poblana” and men dressed as “Charros”
  • 9. ¡Que le vaya bien!