Culture & History
Cairo is world famous for its magnificent tourist attractions, like the proud Sphinx with its spectacular Sound and Light Night Show, the Great Pyramids at Giza, Abu Sir and the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Egypt’s oldest known pyramid. The city’s fascinating streets are strewn with history, impressive palace complexes line its medieval public square and the Citadel has over 700 years of history. Visitors to this vibrant city will also be dazzled and intrigued by its delightful cafés, bars and bustling markets and bazaars.
No matter what people have heard about Petra, nothing quite prepares them for this stunning city with its dazzling colours and rock formations. One of the world’s great wonders, this ancient city is a jewel in Jordan’s crown. This unique settlement was carved out of a sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who came here more than 2,000 years ago, establishing it as an important junction for silk, spice and other trade routes.
Located some 700 kilometres northwest of Bangkok, Chiang Mai is known for its lush countryside, mountains and beautiful scenery. Often called the ‘Culture Capital’ of Thailand, it boasts over 300 temples, distinctive architecture and is known for traditional Thai dancing. Chiang Mai is also famous for its delicious Thai cuisine, lively festivals, handicrafts and northern-style massage. You will find numerous local markets selling handicrafts, silverware and hand-woven textiles here.
London is over 2,000 years old and today is a vibrant multicultural melting pot of more than 300 languages. Although the city is in a constant state of change, it has maintained its own unique character and an enviable heritage with countless attractions from all eras of its history. There is always a never-ending list of things to do and places to see in London.