Best of Culture in Asia


Best "Culture" Categories :


Best Cultural Attractions ?
No1 : Army of Terracotta Warriors, Xian, China
No2 : Forbidden City, Beijing, China
No3 : Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand

Backpackers' Choices :        Please vote !
Tibetan monasteries, Ladakh, India "real buddhist life without the pressure from the Chinese" (Achim Kneifel, German)

Other proposals :

Great Wall, China
Summer Palace, Beijing, China
Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Taj Mahal, India


Best Archaeological Sites ?
No1 : Angkor Wat, Cambodia
No2 : Bagan, Myanmar
No3 : Sukhothai, Thailand

Backpackers' Choices :    Please vote !
Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia "very impressive" (Achim Kneifel, German)

Other proposals :
Ayuthaya, Thailand
Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand
Mrauk U, Myanmar
Borobodur, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Best Museums ?
No1 : National Museum, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
No2 : National Museum, Bangkok, Thailand
No3 : Shaanxi History Museum, Xian, China

Backpackers' Choices :    Please vote !

Other proposals :

Museum of Art, TST, HK
Cultural Museum, Melaka, Malaysia


Best Cultural Shows ?
No1 : Balinese Dances, Bali, Indonesia
No2 : Water Puppet, Vietnam
No3 : Shadow Puppet, Yogyakarta

Backpackers' Choices :    Please vote !
Local dances in a longhouse, Sarawak, Malaysia "every tourist have to try, have you ever seen a western guy doing the "warrior-dance" or a girl dancing the "hornbill" ?" (Achim Kneifel, German)

Other proposals :


Best Festivals ?
No1 : Water Splashing Festival, Thailand
No2 : Procession of the Tooth (Perahera), Kandy, Sri Lanka
No3 : Lantern Festival, Hong Kong

Backpackers' Choices :    Please vote !
Ladakh festival, Ladakh, India "ive never seen such slow dances..." (Achim Kneifel, German)
Water splashing festival, Don Kong, Siphandon, Laos (Maike, Germany)

Other proposals :
Rocket Festival, Thailand