The opportunity to visit different countries and get to know their culture not only expands the horizons and opens up new perspectives, but is also an ideal pastime away from ordinary beach vacations. Be spontaneous and discover interesting museums, art exhibitions, theatre performances and unfamiliar neighborhoods - you will not regret it. Doesn't matter if New York, Bangkok, Dublin, Bali or Manila, You will find artistic freedom behind every corner! These 6 destinations have more to offer than just party, beach and sun! Set off and immerse yourself in the culture of each summer destination to learn more about the country's "origin and presence".
NY Museum of Modern Art
Considered to be one of the most important and influential museums in the world, the NY Museum of Modern Art is the perfect place to get a glimpse into the world of modern and contemporary art. MoMA NYC puts modern art in the limelight and allows you to discover works by the best artists in the world, including Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol and many more.
Address: Mo11 W. 53. St. Manhattan, NY 10019, Midtown West
Bring a blanket and sit on the grass to enjoy good food, friends and a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before the start of each movie. New York City's annual Bryant Park Summer Film Festival is an outdoor series of film screenings featuring a series of bestsellers, award-winning works and iconic cult films. The event takes place during the summer and includes critical dramas, laughing comedies and black and white classics.
A walk to the Brooklyn Bridge is definitely one of the best ways to see the Manhattan skyline. It is one of New York's finest and best known landmarks. The bridge spans the East River and connects Manhattan and Brooklyn. Take a walk along the promenade - a boulevard above the pavement, shared by pedestrians, skaters and cyclists. The best time to visit is in the evenings and weekends, when the weather is fine, and the narrow path is teeming with people; it is an unforgettable spectacle!
Address: Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY 10038, USA
A show in the Siam Niramit Theater
You want to experience acting in a Thai way? Then check out the famous Siam Nirami Show to learn more about the historical background of Thailand. It is an 80-minute, memorable demonstration of Thailand's rich traditions, such as the Law of Karma and the mystical forest of Himapaan, which will astonish you from start to finish.
Address: 19 Thiam Ruam Mit Rd, Khwaeng Huai Khwang, Khet Huai Khwang, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10310, Thailand
Experience the SHOW DC
The SHOW DC is much more than a shopping center. It is an entertainment center and tourist spot where visitors to Bangkok can experience every comfort imaginable and will find all the help and support they need. Here you will find markets, boutiques, zones with countless restaurants, concert halls, spas and special areas where travelers can relax, book excursions, plan tours and experience all that Bangkok has to offer.
Address: Huai Khwang, Bang Kapi, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
A must for tourists who want to experience culture in Bangkok is visiting temples. Some of Bangkok's most breathtaking ancient temples will literally awe you, even if you think you already have seen quite a few Thai temples.
• Wat Traimit has the largest massive gold statue in the world, a 3 meter high Buddha, which makes this temple a must visit every time you are visiting Bangkok.
Address: 661 Tri Mit Rd, Khwaeng Talat Noi, Khet Samphanthawong, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10100, Thailand
• Wat Pho is the oldest and largest temple in Bangkok and one of the most famous temples in Thailand.
Address: 2 Sanam Chai Rd, แขวงพระบรมมหาราชวัง Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
• Wat Saket or Temple of the Golden Mountain is located on an artificial hill in Phu Khao Thong, from where the big city of Bangkok is almost calm. Inside you will find a number of Buddhist paintings. On the historic site there is also a chapel and a library.
Address: 344 ถนน บริพัตร Khwaeng Ban Bat, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
National Museum of Ireland
The National Museum of Ireland is the place to learn all about Ireland, and a little bit more! It has a strong emphasis on national archaeology, history, art, and culture, so everyone can find there something interesting!
The museum has four locations:
Archaeology, located in Kildare Street, Dublin
Decorative Arts & History, located at Collins Barracks, Dublin
Country Life, located at Turlough Park, Co. Mayo
Natural History, located at Merrion Square, Dublin
More information https://www.museum.ie/Home
Blarney Castle & Gardens, County Cork
Coming up on 600 years old, the partly ruined medieval fortress at Blarney is one of Ireland’s most visited castles. Built by the MacCarthy dynasty, it’s also the home of the Blarney Stone which has the traditional power of conferring eloquence on all who kiss it. The stone is set in the wall below the battlements, and to kiss it one has to lean backwards (grasping an iron railing) from the parapet walk.
Address: Blarney Castle, Monacnapa, Blarney, County Cork, Ireland
The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin
Ireland and its world famous beer, they shine together! To prove it, visit the Ireland’s No. 1 attraction, The Guinness Storehouse. It's a seven-storey tourist experience dedicated to Ireland’s best-known drink, housed inside a former fermentation plant. Your journey begins standing at the bottom of the world's largest pint glass, and ends up in Gravity Bar, with a complimentary pint of GUINNESS for you to fully enjoy spectacular views over Dublin.
Address: St James’s Gate, Ushers, Dublin, Ireland
Attending dance performances is an excellent way to experience Indonesia's culture literally. Dances have a special meaning in Bali, for example, every village, which strives for its reputation, owns a dance group consisting of men and women. There are about 200 different dances in the religious land, divided into three categories: cult dances, ceremonial dances and show dances. However, to not only see tourist dance performances such as the Kecak or Kebyar dance, contact tourist information in Bali for traditional performances.
Address: Kawasan parkir Pura Uluwatu, Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Desa Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Selatan, Pecatu, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia
A wonderful opportunity for a cultural excursion in the east of Bali, more precisely in Amlapura, offers the water palace of Karangasem. In addition to four palaces, so-called Puris, the oldest water palace of Karangasem, about two kilometers from Amlapura, is one of the most famous sights in this region. Swimsuits should be brought along, as the springs located there are suitable for a small cooling and also for the physical well-being is provided with good restaurants in the area.
The opportunity to visit Goa Gajah, the Elephant Cave or Temple of Elephants, should not be missed during your trip to Bali. Above all, the artful and somewhat frightening cave entrance amazes many visitors. Only a few kilometers east of Ubud, Goa Gajah is located in the center of Bali and is therefore easily to reach. The visit is also an excellent way to connect it with other places of interest such as the Purbakala Gedung Arca Archaeological Museum and the Yeh Pulu rock relief.
Address: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
National Museum Manila
The National Museum in Manila is made up of four distinct museums, namely the National Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, and National Planetarium. Experience insights in the history of the Philippines through permanent archaeological, ethnographic and artistic collections. A visit is also a great opportunity to talk a walk through the wonderful green space of Rizal Park, enjoy the oasis!
Address: Rizal Park at Padre Burgos St., Manila, Luzon 2004
The Manila Cathedral for sure is a must-do for everyone who truly wants to experience culture in Manila. The famous European-style basilica was originally a small, 16th-century parish church before rising from the ashes. Do not miss to notice the stone statues of saints and art and artistic bronze carvings embellishing the main facade. When stepping inside, you will have a look at rose-glass windows, eight chapels dedicated to saints, the principal altar bearing the image of the Blessed Mother, and the episcopal throne made of Italian marble.
Address: Cabildo cor Beaterio | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002
Art in Island, Quezon City
The Art in Island is a museum, that contains more 3D paintings than any other museum in Asia. The aim is to provide a fully interactive experience for the visitor, where taking pictures is not only allowed, but encouraged. We are sure, that you will have a lot fun when posing for freaky photos in front of astonishing 3D paintings. Fun for the whole family is guaranteed and the hilarious photos are great memories to take home with you. Be aware that shoes aren’t permitted in the museum, so bring along slippers (or socks with grip) to avoid going barefoot!
Address: 175 15th Ave. | Cubao, Quezon City, Luzon 1109