Long holidays are a great time to catch up with family and friends, and for this year's Qing Ming Jie festival, why not consider a trip to a new place?
Here are five travel destinations that we think will give you a peek into a new culture and way of life, that's very different from yours.
Athens is one of the oldest cities in the Western world, as it had been the center of Greek civilization some 4,000 years ago. There are many remnants of its rich history even today, such as the Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Hephaestus, Temple of Olympian Zeus and Ancient Agora. This city also abounds with museums, making it a top destination for history-buffs as well as for anyone who wants to get a peek into its rich past. No wonder, almost every airline has flights to Athens.
Source: Massimo Malvestio
If you want to explore a new culture, and yet not travel too far, then Abu Dhabi is the place for you. Its Sheik Zayed Mosque, Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi Mall and Al Ain National Museum offer a diverse and interesting experience for travellers. Availability of abundant flights to Abu Dhabi and its friendly culture make it a great destination.
Source: Mohamed Haykal
Another destination that is sure to intrigue you is Johannesburg. Its Apartheid Museum shows you a different world while its Monte Casino Park is a great place for young kids. Eco-tours, nature tours, Constitution Hill and safaris add to the charm of this city. Due to its immense popularity as a tourist destination, there is no dearth of flights to Johannesburg.
Source: Paul Saad
Nairobi is the perfect blend of east and west, and is close to home as well. It offers an up-close experience with nature as you can hike through the Ngong Hills, interact with animals at the Nairobi National Park or go for a relaxed boat ride on its pristine shores. This city is growing as a tourist destination, so there are many flights to Nairobi.
Source: Jens Vinsrygg
Munich is a typical German city that offers Bavarian food, local cheeses and spectacular modern art. It is a financial hub too, so it's well-connected by flights. Plenty of nightlife options and a well-structured architecture make it a great choice for a fun vacation.
Source: Michael Gross