The world is full of incredible and beautiful historical sites. And if you are someone you have an interest in ancient and historical structure and want to explore these sites. Listed below are the best vacation spots for people who love history and heritage all across the world.
The Pyramids of Giza
This historical site has made it to the list of Seven Wonders of the World. This ancient structure is 3000 years old and made by Egyptians. There are three pyramids which align with each other and the largest one is known as the great pyramid. It t is the finest piece of engineering which still baffles the scientist till date.
This historical structure from Rome is the largest amphitheater ever built. Although it is partially damaged it is still the most visited historical site in the world. This structure was partially ruined by the earthquakes and stone-robbers and much of its structure is closed for viewing but that does not stop history lovers from visiting this beautiful structure. This site also has been used for Catholic ceremonies too.
Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan in 1631 in memory of his loving wife Mumtaz. It is also known as the symbol of love. The structure is an ivory-white marble mausoleum situated on the bank of river Yamuna in the city of Agra. It is built on 17 hectares with the tombstone in the center surrounded by mosque and beautiful gardens. Taj Mahal is the finest example of architecture from the Mughal heritage and India’s greatest pride. This place is definite must-see places from the world for history enthusiasts.
Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China consists of 21,196 km. It was constructed by Emperor Qin Shi Huang in 3rd Century for keeping away the Mongols from invading the country. It’s magnificent engineering and construction of human development. The Great Wall of China was further increased during the 14th to the 17th Century. Different dynasties have further increased the wall to protect the country.
Angkor Wat is a Hindu temple in Cambodia. It is one of the largest and religious monuments in the world. It is located in Southeast Asia. Angkor Wat in Khmer means “City of Temple”. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and gradually it was transformed into a Buddhist Temple. Angkor Wat was built to represent Mountain Meru, home of Devas in Hindu mythology. The Temple was built by the Tamil King Suryavarman II in the 12th Century.
Parthenon is considered as the former temple on Athenian Acropolis dedicated to the goddess Athena. It was constructed in 447 BC. It is considered as a Greek art due to its decorative sculptors. The name Parthenon in Greek word means unmarried women’s apartments in the house and in this case, it means a room of the temple.
Thus to conclude the world is full of ancient and historical structure built by mankind which is work of pure craftsmanship. One can never cease to wonder how these ancient structures were built and the art which was the reflection of people associated with that era. So do not wait to visit these sites but start packing to travel to this wonderful work of art.