Top Ten Countries With the Most Fascinating Cultures and Histories


The Top Ten

1 China 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. Its capital is Beijing. The other major cities are Hong Kong and Shanghai. Chinese (Mandarin) is the only more.

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

Absolutely agree. In spite of Chinese food, Chinese culture is rooted from its far-reaching history, it is truly fascinating it you tap into it. It is also influencing the world

China has an amazing culture as well as great history. I really enjoy learning about the Chinese calender. I am a rooster according to the Chinese calender.

I have never seen any country like China, to have this beautiful, profound and rich culture, history and aesthetics. It is just fascinating.

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2 Greece 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.

Love ittt!

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3 India 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.

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!

I strongly believe India has the world's best culture in the whole universe. It has more than 25 languages, more than 30 different traditions, it has 6 classical dances and it has 30 unique tastes.

India is a very developed culture (just look at Bollywood! ), and it has a truly rich history! - keycha1n

India is blessed with the Mughal architecture, places like the Taj Mahal, a lot of Muslim influence that contributes to India however it is not very looked after and India is not a clean country

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4 Japan 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.

The Island Nation has remained aloof from the world through centuries of separation and isolationist policies. With the rise of the modern technology and international commerce, this has create a unique mix of tradition you won't find anywhere else with the cutting edge of the modern. No country is as unique, or has a history so steeped in legend that at certain points of history, they become inseparable.

Even out of Japan, Japanese culture is one of the most amazing and intriguing out there. The history, language, food, and people make it incredibly interesting.

Visited Japan over 15 times in my life (so far), the culture does not seize to fascinate and surprise me. The traditions are so rooted deep inside the society as if the people were born with the knowledge.

Nice place good food

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5 Italy 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

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.

Italy is very fascinating and has a great culture!

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6 Egypt 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.

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!

All I love about Egypt is the pyramids pharaohs tutankhamen


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7 Russia 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.

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

8 France 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.

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.

France is a very cool place. I've always wanted to go, my best est friend named Emma got to go there when make a wish foundation helped. I'm not going to give you her whole life story but it was pretty cool, and helps me remember her.

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9 Iran Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia.

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.

I sensed no racism when I went to Iran, and I am from Canada.
Every city is so different with different culture and beauty, from desert to mountains, to ski resort to caspian sea.
Religious freedom as well, and women have more rights than any other muslim countries.

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10 Scotland Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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! - drdevil

Not a country.

I like da accent mate

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The Contenders

11 Israel Israel Israel, officially the State of Israel is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.

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

This should be number 1

This should be 1 Iran is before Israel how crazy is that I'm a jew I Am a jew and Iran is crazy how is it that its number 9 Israel should be first

Isreal is the land of the holy people nobody else has this privilege other thans us

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12 England England

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

England may be small it is full of culture. For example, the many stunning buildings from the tutor period, Victoria era

Ten? Come on! We all know about dear old England's fabulous history and culture... She is amazing! - Britgirl

England has such rich history, it’s an amazing place! It’s the best because of the people - their senses of humour are the best in the world.

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13 Mexico Mexico

The coke is great, so fresh

Friendly people and great traditions

I love Mexican culture and history!


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14 Spain 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.

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



15 Australia 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.

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

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

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!

You got this

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16 Germany 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.

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

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

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

I live in wales there's not much to say but we deserve it people here are rough as but we're really nice


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18 Netherlands Netherlands

Very happy people.

We are the best

Shake everyones hand at a birthday.

Beauty fascination. truly wow

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

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

The beauty and splendor of this nation is sensational. From its flora and fauna to its majestic features!

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20 Portugal Portugal Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, in Southwestern Europe.

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.

Portuguese Discoveries are fascinating.

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