I like to travel and I am sure you guys do too. Travel is a means to educate you with different cultures and societies. Travelling serves as a very important learning tool. This particular list talks about ten of the most amazing historical places for you to visit. Being at these places will definitely take you back in time and you will get to learn a lot. If you ever get a chance to travel to one of the cities, please take time out to visit the historical attractions that particular city has to offer. It will be worth your time, I can vouch for that. I have recently had the pleasure to travel to Europe and it was fantastic. Enjoy the read.
10. EUROPEAN CASTLES
We recently posted an article about castles and here we are again. If you happen to visit Europe or live there, please visit countries with famous castles. The castles in Europe are truly a marvel with a beautiful architecture. They were not only built to serve as fortresses, many of the castles were purpose built for feudal lords to live in and they make such lovely homes. Some of the best castles to visit would be Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, Palace of Versailles in France, Prague Castle in Czech Republic and Leeds Castle in England. Hope you have fun.
There is uncertainty about the usage of these ancient runes. They remain quite a mystery to date and I am sure you are familiar with that. No one has been able to figure out their purpose to the dot. The most famous theory is that it was built as an astronomical observatory and others state that it had some religious purpose. But too bad, I guess we will never know. Nevertheless, the construction began around 3000BC. How do you think it was constructed? Do you have any idea what it was used for?
8. ANGKOR WAT
It is the most famous temple in Cambodia and also one of the most beautiful ones. It was built in the twelfth century under King Suryavarman II. It was to serve as the state temple. This structure is the best possible example of the Khmer architecture. The uniqueness of this particular temple lies in the fact that it is the only temple of its sort that is oriented towards the west.
7. THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA
This happens to be one of the Wonders of the world and I am sure it does not need any introduction. It is such a remarkable piece by the engineers. The wall that stands today is a product of 21 centuries of building and building. It began in the 5th century BC and was built to protect the Empire of China from Xiongnu attacks. There are sections of the wall that are in real bad shape and they age back to the times of the Ming Dynasty. Overall, however, the wall has been well preserved and is a popular tourism spot; something definitely worth seeing if you are in the country.
6. MACHU PICCHU
Many of you might know this place as ‘The Lost City of the Incas’. This is the most amazing piece of legacy left by the Incas Empire and was built around 1462 AD. It was abandoned around 1562 and therefore was saved a lot of destruction at the hands of Spaniards. Hiram Bingham rediscovered this place in the year 1911. There are three structures primarily and they are thus named; Temple of the Sun, Room of the Three Windows and the Intihuatana Stone. This is a must-visit on my list, what about yours?
5. THE PARTHENON
The Parthenon does not represent the Ancient Greece only, it is also a symbol of democracy. It was built by Pericles in the 5th Century BC as a temple to the Goddess Athena. It was used as the treasury for the Delian League as well. There were many sculptures in the building referred to as marbles that were removed. They are now resting in the British Museum, the Louvre and many other big museums around the world. The Greek government has tried to restore them to their actual place but that has proven unsuccessful.
4. THE TAJ MAHAL
This place should not be a mystery to anyone. It is most definitely one of the most amazing structures from the ancient times and the story behind it is just as beautiful. It was built between 1632 and 1653. The man behind the structure is Emperor Shah Jahan who built it as a monument to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The construction employed around twenty thousand workers. The structure uses many marbles and precious stones and the beauty of it at a full moon night is a sight to behold. The Taj Mahal is in Agra, India.
The residents of this particular locality are generally very rich because in the ancient times many trade routes converged to this very spot. It was built around 100 BC. If you happen to visit this place, here are some attractions for you to consider; Theatre and the Monastery. The most famous one of them all is Al Khazneh, which is usually referred to as the treasury. The use of the treasury was a mystery until it was discovered that the place is actually a tomb. It possibly belongs to the royal family but we cannot be certain as yet.
Rome is known as the Eternal City and it is home to some of the most beautiful architecture. Buildings from Ancient Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque times can be seen at every corner. If you do happen to go to Rome, please make sure you visit the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus, the Pantheon and the Arch of Constantine because without that the trip will be a waste. Only recently I went to see these places and believe me, it is a sight to behold. The mere architecture literally blows you away. It’s just said that the modern architecture is nothing like that.
This is a country that is rich in culture and one of the most ancient tourist spots around the world. The place has served as a host to many visitors from ancient Greece and Rome especially. I am sure you know what places I have in mind right now; the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx. If you happen to go to Egypt, be sure to visit the Valley of the Kings, Abu Simbel, the Egyptian Museum, Saqqara and Karnak. Those places will to take you to the ancient times and it is a feeling to experience at least once. It is hot as hell though; just a heads up.