One can spend a luxury vacation somewhere on exotic islands, or in the mysterious country of the rising sun.
Travel to the sultanate of OMAN belongs to the realm of luxury travel. The Sultanate is an astonishingly picturesque country with very friendly and hospitable people, with the most modern infrastructure and highest level of hotel
service. One can find here everything he is looking for: mountains, blinding waterfalls, impressive deserts, sand dunes, green oasis, and sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean - which makes Oman different from the other countries of Persian Gulf.
Oman is the most ancient Arabic state in the Middle East. During the last few years, Oman has been very active in the field of tourism - being inspired by the success gained from its neighboring Emirates. The main national feature of Oman is its religion. Taking a luxury travel trip to
Oman, you can become acquainted with Islam - the state religion of this country.
In this country, as with some other Muslim ones, it is important to observe their restrictions in dress and appearance. It is looked at, as a part of showing respect to the national traditions of the country. While they greatly desire tourists to come, yet they are not very tolerant of the casual dress of women of the West. Women need to be very attentive to their appearance, and care must be taken for above normal propriety when visiting public places like offices, market places, shops, etc. Dresses should not be very open, short, or slinky. The shoulders and knees should be covered. Men should be dressed, especially in public places, in trousers and shirts - which can be short-sleeved. Although such restrictions are not applied to beach areas, and hotels, going topless is definitely prohibited. Dressing improperly can cause quite a lot of local stir, and a legal one, too. If the ladies will heed the restrictions, it will be worth their while to enjoy a tour of such a place as Oman.
Another one of the most exotic places to see for luxury travel is Japan. Japan is called the country of the rising sun. Having on its national flag, a sun placed in the center, it means perfection, and, prosperity of the state. It is a symbol of light, wealth and abundance. This country is one of the most ancient empires in the world - and it still remains mysterious and almost inconceivable for us - the common people.
One such place that reflects such ancient tradition is the mysterious Fudziyama, the temples of Kyoto. They appear almost magic and attractive. It calls for our admiration, and delights us, and raises in us a great desire to understand the mysteries of this ancient civilization.
It was in this country in which the ancient Samurai traditions, and the latest modern technologies are deeply intertwined.
Many cultural features can be pointed out as having the greatest attraction for modern tourists. Among them we would certainly include: bonsai trees, sakura, geisha, kimono, the tea ceremony, Japanese tattoos, the Japanese emperor, Japanese theatre, ikebana, the martial arts and others. It is these strange and exotic customs which brings so many people to this modern island nation.
Because it is so modern, Japan is also a very expensive country to visit - possibly being one of the highest-priced countries in the world, making it difficult for many foreigners to visit. Since not everyone will be going to Japan on a luxury travel ticket, here is some advice on how to save some money. Taxis are very expensive, use the train, instead. Food will cost less if you refuse to visit Japanese restaurants where menus are written in English, and where European food is offered. It would help on the wallet to visit restaurants which do not specialize in tourists, but cater primarily to their own.
There is so much to see in this country that brings tourists from all over the world. Many see it again and again - because it is so unique. Someone wants to see the very ancient samples of oriental art, another one is eager to become acquainted with ancient oriental traditions, or to see
the futuristic grand cities of Japan, another comes to refresh their health - there are many health resorts placed along the natural sources of hot water. And above all, all who come will leave with delight at its beauty, peaceful atmosphere, traditions, and kindness.