Historical places have always interested people as it speaks to them about certain specific civilization and an era. In a way, these places are the source of an indirect way of communication between the generations of the past and the present. The places demonstrate the interests, likes and dislikes of our predecessors and hence, hold a very special place in our heads and hearts. Even in today’s day and age, when huge Sky-scrappers and buildings have covered the enormous space of the world, and many new industrial cities have emerged on the global map, these places have not lost their significance. People visit them off and on and experience a peculiar sense of comfort within such places. Today, we have formulated a list of 10 Most Amazing Historical Places In The World to give you the relevant information related to them. The list will not only further your general knowledge, but will also guide and help you when you are going to plan out your next vacations.
10. Great Pyramids of Giza
The Great Pyramids in Egypt have been the source of fascination for everyone around the globe since forever. These Pyramids are kinds of global pride as they are included in one of the seven wonders of the world. To see seven wonders in the world is included in almost everyone’s’ bucket list. The above mentioned Pyramid, is located in Giza Necropolis, which is also known by several other names like “Pyramid of Cheops” and “Pyramid of Khufu” holds the most significant position in the historical books, as it is also the oldest of the lot. According to historians, the construction of the pyramid took almost twenty years, was built around 2580-2560 BC, and was basically built as a tomb for Pharaoh “Khufu”. Due to such historical importance, its significance in the list of historical places can never be denied. The pyramid speaks aloud about the manpower and strength as the mighty pyramid was built by men all by on their own. While visiting the place, one cannot help but feel intimidated by the strength of man power. So, if you are planning your next vacation, we highly recommend you to give this place a chance and see with your own eyes the glory of human beings at its best.
9. The Colosseum, Italy
For anyone who is interested in Art in general and Drama in particular, the name of The Colosseum in Italy is as familiar as anything. It is one of the most visited places of Roman Heritage. It is famous among the architecture and art loving students as it is an oval shaped largest amphitheater in the world with the capacity for eighty thousand people at large. The amphitheater was built within the 70-80 AD with sand, and was thought to be built by the emperor of Flavian dynasty who is also known in the history by the name of “Vespasian“. The amphitheater has been used for wide purposes since its construction: From watching gladiatorial contests to holding workshops and plays, from hosting some of the best dramas to mock sea battles, from having religious ceremonies inside it to being used for the purpose of executions, the amphitheater has covered it all. For having such an important impact in history, it has surely made it into the list of our top ten and we assure you, that if you will visit this place, you will consider yourself nothing but fortunate.
8. Machu Picchu, Peru
The other historical place to visit in one’s life time, at least for once is surely Machu Picchu. It is one of the most historical temples of the world and is situated approximately at the height of 2,430 meters above the sea level and offers the most beautiful and splendid views of the underneath valley. It speaks volumes about the Inca civilization’s architecture which is something to look forward to. Though with time, the temple’s building did get deteriorated but the government of Peru has been doing its best when it comes down to the renovation and restoration. With such remarkable efforts by the government, the temple has not lost its tourist attraction. People come and visit this place from every corner of the world and get impressed by this amazing soothing historical place.
7. Hagia Sophia, Turkey
Since ages, Turkey has been famous for its holy places. The Hagia Sophia, is once such historical place. It is a beautiful cathedral built by Justinian I, an emperor from the Byzantine dynasty. The Holy Church is situated in Turkey and is estimated to be built in the sixth century. It is a domed style monument building and by general consensus is about 1400 years old. Initially, it was built as the church, then for sometime it took the status of a mosque and today, it has been converted into a museum. If you are a religious person or an atheist, we assure you that Haga Sophia is a treat for everyone. Not only the place provides a divine comfort, but also soothes one’s soul. Thus, if you are looking for a place in next vacations that can heal your body and soul, then do give this place a try. It will help you experience the comfort like never before and will inculcate the sense of satisfaction beyond any measure .
6. Taj Mahal, India
Taj Mahal, is a physical manifestation of love and affection. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of the love of his life Mamtaz Mahal. The astonishing building which also comes in the list of seven wonders of the world, is one of the brilliant masterpieces of human hands. The Mahal is located in Agra, the city of India, and covers almost 42 acre area of land. The building’s construction was estimated to be completed in the year 1643 and since then it has been attracting the attention of everyone around the globe. People across the world, come especially to India to visit this glorious historical place so much so that it attracts around 8 million tourists every year hence proving a source of great revenue generation for an Indian economy.
5. Petra, Jordan
Situated on the southern side of Jordan, Petra is one of the highly visited and loved historical and archaeological places of the world. The stunning city which was built in the fifth century, with beautiful red stones is also known as “The Rose City”. Not only it is an iconic place to visit in Jordan and can be clearly declared as its symbol, but has also been declared by the UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites since the year 1985. Many historians have declared it among the list of must visit places before one’s death and has also been stated by many organizations as the most precious asset of human beings culture. Its significance as one of the highly regarded places can also be manifested by the fact that in the year 2007 it has been included in the Seven New Wonders Of The World. Hence, if you have a sketch of historical place in your head we assure you that Petra, Jordan fits to every bit of it.
4. Chichen Itza, Mexico
Famous for its amazing multiple historical architectural designs that represent the ancient civilization of Maya People, Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen Itza in Eastern Side of Mexico, is the next site to visit in our list. One of the sources of the attractions of this place is that all the rivers there are underground. The diverse designs of architecture provide a deep sense of amazement for its tourists. It has been estimated that the city used to house people of diverse backgrounds which ultimately resulted in the various architectural designs. Mexico, the Proud country of this beautiful historic city has been collecting huge bulk of revenue every year due to its courtesy. By one estimate, it was concluded that every year more than one million tourists visit this stunning place.
3. Moai, Easter Island
Moai, is an another source of great interest for the tourists in general and the students of history and architecture in particular. Rapu Nui People crafted “monolithic” statues of human beings around 1250 to 155 centuries. All the figures of human beings are based on the faces of real life people of that time, hence the statues hold the important place among historians. The statues are huge and are the masterpieces at their own place. The Moai, in average are 4 m tall by an estimation and has an average width of about 1.6 meters. Not only were the mighty statues being man made, but were also being transported by them as well, which is the source of wonder for everyone who visits this place. People who visit cannot help but think that how the people of such an old civilization managed to do all that with such limited resources, all on their own.
2. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angor Kot is the pride of South East Asia and is known as the largest historical symbol of religion in the world. It was originally crafted as the temple for Hindu Community by the Khmer Empire. The site of the monument is spread around 162.6 hectares and was built in the twelfth century. Over the years, it was gradually changed as the religious centre for the Buddhist community. Its significance lies in the fact that even after so many years the temple has remained intact and still has been used for the religious ceremonies. The temple has the mesmerizing architecture with beautiful rectangular galleries and the most beautiful walls. The building is so astonishing that people find it hard to believe that it is man made.
1. Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Thailand
Most Amazing Historical Places
Wat Phra Si Sanphet is another holy site located in the district of Pratu Chai. It is a one of the most glorious and oldest temples in Thailand and thus attracts millions of tourists toward it every year. Initially the temple was crafted in the thirteenth century for the Royal family and hence no monks were allowed to reside in it due to that. Though time has left an indelible mark of its cruelness on it, the temple still has managed to stand tall against the time. This temple plays a crucial role in the history of architecture. It clearly reflects the beauty and greatness of its time. Thus, we suggest you to visit this place once in your lifetime and experience the amazing history of the world with your own eyes.