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Top historical sites for tourists to visit

Posted on 18 April 2018 by admin (0)

Planet earth has a lot of beautiful places and things to see more than enough to keep a tourism enthusiast occupied for a lifetime. This includes beautiful natural sceneries, landscape, natural and artificial structures. While present-day architectural wonders continue to draw tourists from all over the world, the sites and structures from the ancient past have remained a significant point of call for tourists. Here are some of the top world-renowned historical sites:

Machu Picchu

In the heart of southern Peru, lies a ruined city discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. The site which was initially an Inca civilization which was abandoned as a result of Spanish invasion has been named as both a UNESCO world heritage center and one of the Seven Wonders of the world. The site continues to host a large number of tourists who visit the site undeterred by the 4-day hike that is required to access the hill on which the site is located.

Tikal

This is one of the largest and most preserved ruins of the Mayan civilization. It was a bustling city that dominated the Mayan world between 200-900 AD (the classic period). Located deep in the Guatemala jungles in a serene natural environment it continues to draw tourists from far and near.

The Egyptian Pyramids of Gaza

The 3000 years old Egyptian pyramids have fascinated not just tourists but archeologists, architects and even mathematicians who have marveled for so long about how buildings of such great accuracy and architectural finesse could have existed that far back in history. The mystery behind the construction of the Egyptian pyramids is so profound that some have even suggested that aliens could have been involved in its building. The site which hosts the engineering wonders is also home to the Sphinx which is equally an impressive and controversial structure.

 

Angkor Wat

Cambodia is home to this ancient city which was the center of the Khmer Empire which once dominated Southeast Asia. Angkor Wat is the site of various breathtaking temples most notable of which are the Bayon temple, Ta Phrom temple, and the Angkor Wat temple. These fantastic buildings bear record to the majesty and beauty of this ancient empire. Tourists can purchase passes to walk through this old ruins for up to 3-4 days for a real tourism experience.

Stonehenge

This another structure that has continued to baffle scholars. Although a sketchy idea of the purpose the 3000-year-old structures serves, what has remained quite a mystery is how the megalithic structure was constructed. The stones for its construction undoubtedly came all the way from wales to their location in Salisbury, England. Thus scholars have wondered how the stones were transported. Access to the site has now become more restricted, but tourists are still allowed to walk around and take an audio tour of the profoundly bizarre site.

The Colosseum and Forum

There is nothing like standing in the same arena where Julius Ceaser addressed council and where Gladiators battled to the death. The twin structures a relic of one of the most influential civilizations of all time, the Roman empire although today now has part of it now restricted from tourists, a trip around the Colosseum and Forum will leave you with an indelible memory.