Sometimes immersing oneself in a new culture is the best way to appreciate the difference and the similarities all humans have around the world. Here are some of the best places to visit to immerse yourself in a new culture.
A trip to this wonderful island can be jam-packed with culture, natural and splendid landscapes, the spiritual insights of the indigenous people, if the trip is planned well. Enjoying the remarkable seashores of Nusa Dua, Kuta, and Seminyak is indeed a great way to introduce oneself to the peaceful seaside life. There are plenty of hidden beaches, so if you visit out of season you may end up with a whole beach to yourself. Tourists can head up to the traditional vicinity of Ubud for charming rice promenades. For people looking to get away from the masses and explore the beautiful Bali culture on their own, the north-eastern shoreline and nearby land of Lombok is ideal where they can find hidden gems of wildlife and ancient culture. Even Bali’s west coast has amazing tapering ranges of highlands concealed in plush jungles, rice fields and munificent vegetation. Overall, each and every corner of Bali has all forms of cultural attractions, be it historical sites and royal palaces or museums and art galleries – every place offering a special shufti of Bali.
It is not a surprise that one of the world’s biggest countries has so much to offer when it comes to culture. By going on a tour of Brazil, travellers can familiarise themselves with the area and learn about the fascinating culture. One of the best trips is the exciting 20-minute train journey up Mount Corcovado, through the fantastic Tijuca National Park, to visit the celebrated Christ the Redeemer. Getting a bird’s-eye-view of Rio by going hang gliding is another way to realize the magnanimity of Brazil. Nature lovers should not miss a trip to the renowned Iguazu National Park and the Iguazu Falls, sited on the border of Brazil and Argentina, a certified UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ipanema Beach is also a perfect place to explore the vibrant and football-loving nature of the Brazilians.
The Silk Route ‘Stans
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan may not be the first names that pop into one’s head when tourism is mentioned, however, for people looking to experience a pleasing snippet of the culture which brought about one of the most historic trade routes of all time – the Silk Road, a visit to the ‘stans’ is a must. Experience the privations of living near the rocky Charyn Canyon in Kazakhstan and learn how to construct a yurt (portable, round tent) in Kyrgyzstan. The life in these countries is extremely unique and definitely worthy of careful exploration.
Find out the captivating disparities between Tokyo’s electric popular culture and the city’s deep-rooted piety, urban city life and craftily reshaped Zen gardens, old-style shrines and glittering skyscrapers. Tokyo’s culture is truly unique. On one hand, travellers can experience peaceful respite in places such as the Zen garden of Hamarikyu and the Meiji Shrine. On the other hand, tourists can experience the vibrant city life and all the anime culture sparkled around the city. To get an authentic taste of what it feels like to be entrenched in Tokyo culture, spend the morning taking Japanese cooking lessons then spend the afternoon relaxing on a peaceful boat ride down the Sumida River.
Explore these place and understand the true meaning of culture!
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