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Cultural Holidays

Cultural Holiday ideas

Looking for cultural holiday ideas? Does your idea of the perfect holiday involve experiencing local customs and immersing yourself in the art, architecture and history of the locality? Then cultural holidays are definitely for you.

Cultural Holidays to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is home to no fewer than eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Several of them feature in our Sri Lankan holiday packages. We highly recommend a stay in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Kandy. Take the opportunity to climb the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya, which rises 200 meters from the jungle floor. Polonnaruwa, another UNESCO site, is filled with statues, monuments and temples alongside the ruins of the fabulous 12th century garden-city.

Sri Lanka is also famous for its tea plantations, areas of vast natural beauty where the famous Ceylon tea is produced. A visit to the elephants at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is also a must.

Cultural Holidays to Thailand

The beautiful Thai countryside, excellent food and friendly people make a visit to Thailand a dream cultural holiday. Explore the night markets of Chiang Mai or visit Koi Samui and the NaMuang Waterfall, which is 18 meters high and offers spectacular views of the island's natural wilderness.

Bangkok is home to hundreds of temples including Wat Phra Kaew (Grand Palace). Wat Pho is one of the most visited temples in Bangkok, famous for its 45 meter-long, 15 meter-high reclining Buddha. From Bangkok, it is possible to visit the Damnoen Saduak floating markets as you travel along ancient canals built in the 19th century.

Cultural Holidays to Vietnam

Vietnam is a nation of vast beauty and unique culture. Most visitors start out in Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, and visits to Hoi An and Hue, in central Vietnam are highly recommended. Hanoi has retained many historic relics of the various dynasties that it hosted. A stroll through the Old Quarter is an ideal way to soak up the culture in the city. Ha Long Bay is famous for the 1,600+ islands and islets, which form a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars.

Further inland, visit the Imperial Citadel at Hue, then Thien Mu Pagoda, an active Buddhist monastery since 1601. In Hoi An, explore the Central Market, on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Visit Quan Cong temple, a series of houses interspersed with elaborate, detailed statues and traditional artwork.

Travelmood has a team of travel experts who are passionate about cultural holidays. We have put together lots of exciting cultural holiday packages to exciting destinations such as Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and more. If you are looking for cultural holiday ideas we can help. Give one of our experts a call now!

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