Discover the beauty of Asia with Monograms. Walk on the amazing Great Wall of China; explore the ancient ruins at Angkor, built between the 9th and 13th centuries; visit the Buddhist temples in Bangkok; stand in awe at India's Taj Mahal; and see Japan's most famous temples. With Monograms Asia packages, you'll not only see Asia, but experience it!
Boasting one of the world's earliest civilisations, China's empire grew around its powerful dynasties. It was during the imperial rule that some of the country's greatest achievements occurred, including construction of the imitable Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the impressive legion of Terracotta Warriors. In the early 20th Century, communism gained a foothold as revolution led to abdication of China's last emperor after two millennia of sovereign rule. From the late 1920s to the end of the 1040s, the country was embroiled first in civil war and then World War II. A new party, led by Mao Zedong, gained power in 1949 and is still in power to this day. Under Mao's rule, China was closed to all but selected foreign visitors. Forty years after his death, it is one fo the most visited destinations in the world, where ancient traditions blend with the modern world, and skyscrapers rise above ancient temples. It's a plcae of profound culture and graceful beauty - from Peking Opera and traditional tea ceremonies to colourful festivals and unique cities trying to preserve ancient treasures.
India - a world of vivid colour, drenched in culture and a deeply rich history - is a difficult country to define. Known to be extremely diverse, India is the second most populous country in the world. A convergence of varying beliefs, Western influences, languages, modern economy and timeless traditions make India one of the most stimulating and evocative countries to visit. Perhaps one of the most unique features of India is how often you can encounter these customs at any time of day, on any street and in the midst of everyday life among the locals. It's a lot to take in and you may experience some culture shock at first, but before long the country's fascinating way of life and its distinctive personality will draw you in. Between the fabulously flavourful cuisine, the vibrant people and captivating scenery, visiting India will be a memorable and life changing endeavour.
Singapore is truly a wonder in the world. It's known for its high-powered efficiency, pristine city streets, fashion, business, wealth and comfort. After gaining independence from Malaysia in 1965, Singapore managed to go from a poor trading port with virtually no natural resources, to one of the wealthiest states in the world. There are bustling city streets, impressive architecture, and skyscrapers, but it also offers quaint city streets of colour and culture. It's a humming, well-oiled machine that prides itself on being a beacon of modernization, efficiency, and civilised living. You'll find that you're welcomed warmly here and the locals are happy to show off their marvelous city.
Travel to a world of unprecedented variety and deeply-entrenched culture - Japan's history and people date as far back as the 1st century AD; ots spiritual history, friendly nature, unique cuisine and its ancestrally influenced art are just a few of the qualities that make this country a phenomenal place to visit - to witness a truly time-honoured place unlike any other in the world. With a blend of natural beauty and cosmopolitan cities, Japan has something for everyone. Explore Mount Fuji and peaceful Japanese gardens. Traverse the rugged Japanese Alps and travel on a famed bullet train. Delve into Japan's ancient history in Kyoto and go for a walk in Tokyo to witness the frenetic but pleasant vibe of this city. By the end of your journey you'll begin to realise the power of a culture that is hard-working, fun-loving, but deeply rooted in tradition and influenced by a peace that seems to be channeled by their ancestors. It's a true wonder.
Monograms is independent travel that takes all the hassles out of planning and organising your dream holiday. We’ve done all the work to build just the right all-in-one package for you – your choice of the right hotels in the heart of the action, sightseeing, transportation around cities, a Local Host at your destination and much more. We handle all the details so you can enjoy your destination like a local.