When you are planning on traveling, there is plenty to consider. What kind of holiday do you want to have, for a start? It might be that you just want to relax on the beach somewhere, or go for an all-inclusive deal and barely leave the hotel. Sometimes, that is exactly what you want. But at other times, you want to explore a little, maybe see some culture. When it comes to finding culture abroad, you have a whole heap of options available to you, no matter what area of the world you are thinking of. In this article, however, we are going to try and find the best destinations for when you want to see some culture. Let’s take a look at some of the top ones out there.
Although one of the smaller continents, Europe has so much culture packed into it that it is hard to ignore in a list such as this. Truly, it’s hard to know where to begin describing Europe’s culture. For a start, you have many of the birthplaces of Western civilization itself – Italy’s Rome being the main example here. If you have a fascination for history, then Europe has some of the oldest ruins and building to see anywhere in the world, so you can’t go far wrong here. The great thing about Europe is that wherever you go, you will find historic culture at every turn. If you are keen for a trip with a lot of culture, backpacking around Europe without much of a plan could be a great way to do just that.
However, there are continents with even older history, and if that in particular is what you are going for, then South America absolutely has to be on your list. This is a continent with so much to offer, and when it comes to its culture the best thing about it is that it is fascinating and entirely unique. You won’t see anything like the Aztecs or the Mayans anywhere else in the world, and yet taking South America tours you will be likely to encounter both of these fascinating pasts. South America is a great option for the traveller who wants to get back to basics and see some of the most beautiful buildings that any culture in the world has ever produced. With any luck, you might even find some of the still-hidden ruins which abound in this pleasant and sprawling continent.
Well know amongst travellers, thanks in part to its sheer size, Asia is somewhere that you absolutely have to try if you are looking for travels with a bit of culture. If the culture you are keen on seeing is that as it relates to religion and spirituality, then there is nowhere better in the world. Southeast Asia in particular has probably the world’s most concentrated collection of religions and spiritual traditions to date anywhere. With Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism and Christianity all nestled in together, this is a real cultured melting pot which will gladden the hearts of any keen traveller.