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I am considering a backpacking trip in April for about a month. I am looking for a destination that:

  • Is "exotic" for an European (so I rule out the whole of Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zeland)
  • April is a reasonable month to visit (I am thinking mainly about climate)
  • Is malaria-free
  • Is reasonably safe (e.g. I wouldn't consider Syria at the moment)
  • Has either rich cultural heritage or natural beauty. I am after "world class", breath-taking monuments (so for instance I wouldn't consider Armenia - ignoring the fact that its in Europe - even though it has a couple of really nice monasteries)

I am flying from London with my family. Budget is a secondary issue.

I would be grateful for all recommendations.

merged by Ankur Banerjee Dec 20 '11 at 14:27

This question was merged with “World class” monuments to visit in April because it is an exact duplicate of that question.