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Bali and Thailand museums explore cultural identity

Bali and Thailand museums explore cultural identity
29 Jan 2014

Museums are almost always dedicated to displaying culture, but visitors to museums in Bali and Thailand will find themselves in the centre of venues that are specifically exploring the cultural identity of these countries.

The newly-opened Josephine 'Obin' Komara Museum and Bangkok's new Museum of Siam are at the centre of a new initiative that will see them explore the cultural identities of their respective nations through a number of exciting events.

For example, visitors to the Bali venue will be able to understand the secret language of Batik by the time they leave - at least to some extent - while those at the Thai offering will receive a comprehensive history from the dawn of time to the present day.

Both locations employ high-tech interactive displays that unveil cultural identity through the use of exercises that allow tourists to experience a completely unique education during the time spent at the attractions.

Gleaning an insight into the differences and similarities of the local customs is a common item for the to-do list of any traveller, and whether visiting the Pyramids of Egypt or the markets of Bodrum, it is important to respect a culture's history and traditions.

Going to the museums such as those listed above can be an excellent way of understanding the place where you are staying, but it's equally important to go where the locals go, eat out and watch life unfolding around you.

Those looking to experience a completely different culture should do so as there are many flight options available and it's often a great experience to fly off and discover the hidden customs and nuances of a completely different location.ADNFCR-408-ID-801687977-ADNFCR

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