Top Ten Countries With the Most Fascinating Cultures and Histories


The Top Ten

1 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, more.

The most sophisticated, influential, diverse and unique culture and history to ever exist. Wish I could live amidst the Orient, the Far East, and experience the best of Chinese food, philosophy, poetry and everything else.

I love china

China has an incredible amount of history, there's no way you could remember it all. Being Chinese, I celebrate the holidays and eat Chinese food and grew up on their stories. So maybe I'm a bit biased, but I don't think anyone could argue that its culture and history are extremely interesting. - keycha1n

China is one of the oldest countries, and it shows. - Pmacaroon

2 India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. more.

Indian (or as I prefer, "Hindu", not in the religious but in the cultural sense) is a completely alien and unique culture. In ancient times, the inhabitants of this naturally-rich land had incredibly profound ideas proper of a very sophisticated individuals and their strong intellectual interest. Their attention to ethics made them to have the incredible modern insight that the slaughter of animals is unjust and cruel, forbidding it as early as the 7th century B.C. Wow! Among their astounding contributions to mathematics are early proofs and the positional numerals, and a surprising fascination and understanding of big numbers, along with their contribution to other sciences, all of them fundamental to our modern world. It produced the most perdurable superstitious practices as well, such as meditation and ayurveda. Unfortunately, like all the great ancient cultures, it suffered a crushing decadence in its way to actuality.

A big thanks to the Muslims who shaped Indian culture today. The food, the music (courtyard dances, Adab! ), The language (Urdu) and architecture. India as it's known wouldn't be so without the influence of the Muslims. Whether you accept that or not, I know it's hard as Modi is pushing an anti Muslim rhetoric all over the country. Good luck to the future of India, I hope they learn that prejudice ain't getting them nowhere. Muslims are part and parcel of India's history and present too.

India is the founder of all branches of studies, ranging from mathematics to musical theory. Even more interesting is its millions of cultures. Most of them are developed and sophisticated than entire countries, contrary to popular myth. You won't understand this in words. Just go to India.

India has the world's most beautiful architecture, the Taj Mahal, built out of love by Shah Jahan. A truly mesmerizing place that must be seen! The beautiful sunrise behind the incredible monument and the bright rays of the full moon that fall on it makes it a paradise. It is astonishing to see how clever Indians are to construct such an amazing monument that is symmetrical and adheres to mathematical formulas in every way!

3 Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

Greece is a classic civilization we all still learn from to this day. From their beliefs, government system, and obviously their mathematicians and scientists, who've discovered some of the most important and basic concepts that we still build upon to this day. Their ancient history is absolutely fascinating! - keycha1n

In my opinion Greece is one of the most artistic countries. - SamuiNeko

Vibrant culture, fascinating history. Truly the most wonderful Western civilization.

Greece is amazing

4 Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. more.

My all-time favorite holiday was to Japan. The layout, organization, hospitality, food and peacefulness is just fabulous. The locals are extremely friendly and polite, as well.

Japan has great food

One of my very favorite countries to visit - for their food, hospitality, their efficient public transportation system, bullet train, Japanese culture, lovely people, and their fashion!

I adore this country a lot.Its culture and history is so interesting.

5 Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. more.

Russia in the 1900s was interesting

Great culture

Their history in dance and other forms of art has always captivated my attention! - keycha1n

Soviet history is particularly interesting in my opinion. But the more obscure regions of Russia, like Kaliningrad or Tannu-Tuva, or the most interesting.

6 Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

This culture has been alive for a long time and there is so much interest that can go into the Egyptian culture, plus there are so many ancient relics that have been found, I personal find this culture incredibly interesting.

Ancient Egypt is one of the most interesting subjects I've ever been taught in class. It has such a rich past, that's so full of mystery. - keycha1n

Egypt's history and culture are very rich richer than bill gates

Egypt has a very amazing past!

7 England England, previously the Kingdom of England, is a constituent country of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. more.

Wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Beautiful people,places and a glorious history to be proud of.

England is my Earth

Amazing place many nice people and places to vist!

It is awesome with great cultures and interesting food, it may be small but great to explore with all the great walking places

8 Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. more.

Italy is a beautiful place, with a very unique culture. Not only is it pretty important today, but it was also the center of the Roman Empire and Republic. Florence, Rome, and Venice- Italy has some of the greatest cities in the world! - popsmarts

Italy has most UNESCO world heritage sites than any other country.

I will not pretend to know much about Italy, but it's a place I've always wanted to go to, just to get a peak at Venice! - keycha1n

Italian is one of the most beautiful languages of the world! And Florence is the true City of Love.

9 France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to more.

French culture is very sophisticated and if you really take time to study it, it is very interesting and broad in many areas pertaining to food, music, architcture, etc.

I've actually visited France, and I take French in school. The language is beautiful and it's a very romantic place! - keycha1n

Sure one of the most famous, should be in top 5.

Sure France is well known to be one of the most famous, so famous that lots of jealous like to play French bashing. More you play this game, more France strong is.

10 Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world but arab, african and east asian communities still can be found. more.

After two thousand years of being scattered throughout the world, Israel has still retained their language and identity...

Woah ok there. This ain't right. The fact actually still stands that falafel, the keffiyeh, dabke and basically everythaaang that's falsely listed as "Israeli culture" is Palestinian. You can't wipe their culture from history as well as their land because only Palestinians can rock the culture you egotistically call Israeli. Simples.

The beginning

It is the home of Jerusalem, and even for people who are not religious, it's still amazing to learn about the the birthplace of the three major religions of the world. - keycha1n

The Contenders

11 Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. more.

A country with thousands of years of continuous history, glorious architectural and musical traditions, and much to offer to foreigners. A country that has survived dozens of invaders and continues to exist as a single state today, from the first Elamite empire all the way to the modern Shahdom, then the Republic. It stands as unmatched today as it did in 510 because, 10 AD, 300 AD, 1000 AD, 1750, and many other time periods where it dominated the near east with a highly refined and trained military. It is one of the few countries to never be colonized and it is one of the most authentic and most understudied countries that Asia has to offer.

I think Iranian People are so kind and hospitable.

They have traditional culture.

They have traditional bombs

12 Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

If your Irish your amazing

Jacksepticeye and McGregor

If people knew the history it'd be number one!

I'm part Irish!

13 United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the more.

America has done a lot in the short history it has been through.

Although it is young, USA has lots of history and has a mix of different cultures around the world.

America is great

I suppose it could be interesting. But in America, it's culture/history is nothing compared to other countries. - RandomThings

14 Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Scotland is the most mountainous, and least densely populated country in the United Kingdom.

I will honour my heritage

I'll admit, this is mostly because I am in love with the Scottish accent, but since seeing Brave, I have been super fascinated by the stories and mystical places the movie was based on. - keycha1n

I voted this one. To make history, I hope Scotland becomes independent in the future!

Blah blah blah

15 Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.

the best

The coke is great, so fresh

Mexico holds a lot of culture and tradition. The ancient buildings and towns are preserved with love. The people are super genuine and welcoming. Great food, music, views and energy. Mexico holds one of the seven wonders of the world, the pyramid.

There is no place like my Mexico Lindo y Querido.

16 Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.

Yes Ethiopia is the country of god and religion and everything, and though it may not be the richest we are very nice and welcoming

So true! such a beautiful country with beautiful people! proud to be Ethiopian!

Ethiopia is where it all began! It is the most fascinating and beautiful country in the world! Religion, civilization, farming etc have all their origins in this ancient wonderful country!

Ethiopia is the only African country that never been colonized. It beat Italy in battle of adwa. It has more than 85 languages and cultures. The people of Ethiopia are so warm and welcoming. Ethiopia is a very divers beautiful country.

17 Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

I strongly believe Australia is the most fascinating and interesting country/continent. In the universe

Rich culture in the indigenous community that can rival many other older civilisations with its unique ways, may not be as old or have as much recorded history but is truly a beautiful culture

A country where saying "mate" is hip, and not only that but with a neat aboriginal culture, this place has it all! Not to mention a great art scene!


18 Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

It is an amazing country

When asking about culture, Spain can give you whatever you want

The most interesting and diverse country in Europe. Great food. Beautiful landscapes and people.The North has one of the most magnificent coast lines I have ever seen

Spain is great but I'm surprised Brazil isn't on the list... Would've voted for it

19 Morocco

Happy birthday Jerimiah

20 Wales Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Located on the island of Great Britain, it is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south.

Wales is an amazing place!

Wales is a lovely country when I visited Swansea in Wales and when I went in to town everybody was so caring and helpful.

Wales is beautiful and underrated.

Rich in culture, language, eisteddfod, history and a beautiful place

21 Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, more.

Turkish people are amazing. They are so warm, helpful and welcoming people that I've ever seen. And just to you know, the capital of Turkey is "Ankara" not Istanbul. But you should go and see Istanbul because oh my god this city is a total dream... The history and the view... In my opinion, Turkey is the best.

A wandering from east to west throughout the history, adopting and changing the cultures they travel through and they arrive, a fantastic melting pot, yet a single and stark nation with a very rich culture with all that means. What can be more interested than that?

It's just amazing with too many historical places. Every people must go and see Sultan Ahmed

Too much history, great people, food, and music.

22 Georgia Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region. Located at the crossroads between Eastern Europe and Western Asia it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russian Federation, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The country's capital and a largest city more.

Amazing nature and people

Long history great traditions

Why this country so bad position here? and why Russia and USA in top position?

Amazing nature

23 Kenya Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community.

The 42 tribes, the different cultures, different languages and they still manage to run their country using two national languages English and Kiswahili. Natural resources, the people, everything about Kenya is just fascinating.

Great people, great climate... did you know it was one of the few countries in Africa to have gotten independence from colonialists, and yes using homemade guns, bombs, arrows and so on, and they won! Wonderful history!

African cultures in general are always so awesome to learn about, but Kenya in particular is the country I have the most knowledge on, so it's the one I'm picking. - keycha1n

I call on all anthropologists in the world to come to Kenya...there is much to learn in Kenya...immense knowledge

24 Armenia Armenia is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in Western Asia on the Armenian Highlands, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Republic of Artsakh and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and Azerbaijan's exclave of Nakhchivan to the more.

One of the most ancient countries and cultures. Mystical place with churches and ruins on every corner. A culture that has endured and persevered through toughest of times without losing its identity.

Very ancient history and traditions that have been passed down since ancient times. A unique culture, that has survived the lowest points of human history"

Armenia is a land of mystifying beauty and an aincient history that nobody really fully understands.

25 Peru Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America, bordered by Colombia and Ecuador to north, Brazil to east, Bolivia to south-east, Chile to south and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Peru is mostly known for being where the Inca people originally came from. The capital of more.

Vote us or we will send a stampede of llamas

Huh...I guess Peru must be Carl Wheezer's favorite country. - PerfectImpulseX

Lots of llamas

Llama Kingdom

26 Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately more.

Brilliantly scenic country enjoying different climates in the north and south - excellent for both winter skiing holidays and summer trips.
Difficult but satisfying language to learn and the people are friendly and traditionally hospitable.

Coming from Poland, I noticed so much like the beautiful views.Poland has a huge history on world war ii

They have amaizing history.

27 Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

The interesting wars, the braveless soldiers, the dynasties, food and so on makes this country one of the best!

28 Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

Reminds me of the good people of Canada

I would say that the Philippines has the best culture in the world. From superstitious beliefs to tradition, Fiestas and the people. It also has rich history. People in the Philippines has many ancestors outside the country like Chinese, Spanish, American, Japanese and etc. Philippines has an interesting history and culture.

Filipinos are the most hospitable people I know and their cultural background; a blend of Native Southeast Asian culture, Hispanic and Chinese as well as muslim customs, make this country very unique. This country with over 1107 islands has a big variety of native languages and an impressing scenery. You can find relics of colonial history everywhere and the hard times the country had helped the people to become more accepting to change and gave them the most optimistic mindset I've ever seen. The Philippines are a truely unique country

Philippines is a melting pot of cultures form their own Native Culture & Pagan deities of the Diwatas & Bathala, to Spanish traditions, Chinese beliefs, Japanese, American & even Middle Eastern influences. The mix of cultures across the world has given birth to a unique combination that results to the Philippines & Filipino we know today. A group of happy, foreign welcoming, warm hearted people, hard working people.

29 Cambodia Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. Its busy capital, Phnom Penh, is home to the art deco Central Market, glittering Royal Palace and the National Museum's historical and archaeological exhibits. In more.

Kingdom of wonder, the country with such difference Things to explore.

30 Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million kmĀ²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, more.

I like the bacon


Americas hat

Canada is one of the most unappreciated countries in the world but is beautiful in every way!

I live in Canada its awesome

31 Democratic People's Republic of Korea

I love how they are a communist regime would love to live there lol

Look away from all the lies usa and other evil countries say trying to abuse their natural resources and use their poverty as a source of cheap labour

its not a great country but its good looking at their state

It is the best culture I have ever known it should be in top 10

Is this north or south korea

32 Netherlands

So unique!

Very happy people.

We are the best

Beauty fascination. truly wow

33 Mongolia Mongolia is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia, and that term is sometimes used to refer to the current state.

Really interesting and fun to learn about

Most richest history in human life

34 Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are more.

Very interesting especially learning about women's rights there. If you like this culture you should read "I Am Malala" which is a wonderful book about a young lady's life in Pakistan and her troubles with the Taliban taking over.

Pakistan is naturally the richest country on the face of this earth

There is no match in terms of natural, cultural and architectural beauty if one thinks about this country. Unparalleled in its beauty especially in hospitality indeed.

Pakistan is one of the most exotic countries in the world, filled with over 74 spoken languages, and traditions and beliefs of some of the most ancient civilizations. A perfect example of a mix of Indo-Persian architecture and cuisines, Pakistan and its lingua franca, Urdu, are one of the most adored things ever.

35 Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. more.

It is a great countrey

As a German I usually speak negatively about my country, but when it comes to history I must admit that Germany has one of the most interesting ones. Beginning with the Holy Roman Empire (Of German Nation), over the German Confederation to Weimar Republic and Third Reich.
However in terms of culture Germany isn't that interesting in my opinion. Most things people consider as "German Culture" is actually Bavarian Culture, so there is that. - Flav

36 Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes more.

Very underrated. Always in the shadow of Spain, but Portugal has a completely unique culture of it's own. They also have a very fascinating naval history; the sun never set on the Portuguese empire! Far before the same could be said of the British.

I think that there culture is interesting and I went there a few years ago and got too see how the pottery there was made! It was awesome.

Great country with a lot of history, it has the oldest borders in Europe and the portuguese people are very nice to foreigners.

Portuguese Discoveries are fascinating.

37 Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.

Serbians have a rich history and they are brave people.

Bad sooo bad1! :( ma hangsh karin

38 New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. more.

Maori culture is hands down the BEST

Best countries ever

Amazing sights, beautiful food, lots of different cultures, all very friendly, definitely worth the flight, or drive.

I've lived in new Zealand for 20 years and I love it here

39 Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such more.

Most unique multicultural, multilingual, multi-religious and diverse country in the world!

A bitch of a country

40 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Europe. It has a capital of Helsinki and got independence from the Soviet Union after WWI.

By far the coolest country out there.

41 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

Beautiful nature

Beautiful and unique people


This should me top 10. From the late 8th century to the mid 11th century it was the Viking era. The Vikings were in Norway and all over Scandinavia. Then in the 11th centery Christianization took place. And then the population was growing fast until 1349 when the bubonic plague or also known as the Black Death hit Scandinavia. Then human population regrouped from it and Norway settled by more people.

42 Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.

Bengali peoples are mostly amazing for their hospitality.

Undoubtedly Beautiful culture! coming from the people's hospitality to the way they celebrate events, it's mesmerizing. The sarees and jewelries worn by the women are magnificent. It should not be in 43, it deserves a much higher ranking. Starting from its history to how beautifully they celebrate pohela boishakh, it is indeed mesmerizing!


43 Palestine

Palestine is in our hearts.

I'm so sorry that Palestinian culture is overlooked and wrongly labeled as Israeli. What is Israeli even please?
Everything is Palestinian! Sorry but God actually made Palestinians beautiful and good looking and with resilient hearts. There's no way dabke is Israeli. I've watched Palestinian Dabke and it affirms how handsome the men are. It's so wrong to label another culture as yours when it clearly isn't.

Its Palestine NOT israel.

An underestimated country! it's great and I have visited it!

44 Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.
45 Ukraine Ukraine is a sovereign country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland and Slovakia to the west, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.
46 North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. more.

Beautiful country full of a good system and a working and fair system (send help they're forcing me to say this)

47 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.

Best kingdom in the world

48 Eritrea Eritrea officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in East Africa. With its capital at Asmara, it is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast.

Eritrea is a small country in the horn Africa. It has a unique culture and is known for its best coffee ceremony.

Eritrean one of the country wiz beautiful weather and culture.

49 Somalia

Really I thinks somalia os the first one of culture

I like the pirates here, they are really cute (they told me to write this)

50 Hungary Hungary is a sovereign state in Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast.

Rich culture in the Arts and Cuisine. Go Hungary!

Hungary is better than poland

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