Top 10 Historical Places in the World
The whole scenario of the world is filled with the incredible amazing historical places built by the Great Ancient Era. It’s sometimes very hard to know which are leading first.
The ancient buildings captivate not only because of their significant beauty but among such wonderful things. There are great historical places built by ancient civilizations in which many are breathtaking and incredible Landmarks.
Here are my favorite Top 10 Historical Places in the world. I think everyone should visit once there. let’s take a short look at these marvelous architectural monuments.
1. The Tajmahal
The first world’s heritage Historical place come to mind is The Taj Mahal – The Crown of Palaces. Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum architectural located in Agra, in Uttar Pradesh State, India.
Taj Mahal is seen from the banks of Yamuna river with assembly hall in left and the mosque in right, the two almost identical buildings on either side. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as “the jewel of Muslim art” in India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife Mumtaz.
In 1983, Taj Mahal has named a UNESCO World Heritage site and also named as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The Taj Mahal attracts 7-8 million visitors per annum.
2. Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat (Capital Temple) is a temple complex in Cambodia (also known as the Kingdom of Cambodia). This is the largest religious historic landmark in the world. It was mainly constructed as a Hindu religious temple of God Vishnu Deva for the Khmer kingdom and gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple around the end of the 12th century.
The most popular temples among Angkor Wat are Bayon, Ta Phrom, and Angkor Thom, and they are always full of crowd. The temple has become a symbol of Cambodia’s national flag, and also the country’s prime attraction for visitors.
3. Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu Located in southern Peru, this ruined city lies on a mountain ridge 2.430 km above sea level. Most of the archaeologists told Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in between 1438 –1472. It was an important cultural center for the Inca civilization but was abandoned when the Spanish invaded the region when Rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911.
The location was made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983, and it was also named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. It was built in the form of classical Inca style, with unique polished dry-stone walls and its three primary structures are the Temple of the Sun, Inti Watana, and the Room of the Three Windows.
4. Great Pyramid of Giza
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering El Giza, Egypt. It is oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World over 3000 years old.
The Great Pyramid was built by the Pharaoh Khufu and the Pyramids are truly a marvel of human engineering that was fit for kings. It was originally covered by casing stones that formed a smooth outer surface. The main part of the Giza complex is a setting of buildings that included two mortuary temples in honour of Pharaoh Khufu.
5. The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials. It is generally built along east-west across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids.
It actually consisted of numerous walls and fortifications and was originally conceived by Emperor Qin Shi Huang the first Emperor of China in the third century BC. The best majority of the existing wall of the Great Wall was built in the 14th through 17th centuries, during the Ming dynasty in between 1368 to 1644.
The Petra is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan, originally known to the Nabataeans as Raqmu. Due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved known as the Rose City. the city is also famous for its rock cut architecture and water conduit system. Petra also famous by the third Indiana Jones film when he went to find the Holy Grail.
Petra became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 1985 but also UNESCO has described it as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”.
7. Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is a colossal sculpture on Liberty Island in the New York City, in the United States. The statue was a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States. French sculptor Frederic Bartholdi designed and Gustave Eiffel builds the statue of Liberty.
The Statue of Liberty designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986. The US Lighthouse Board administered the statue of liberty until 1901 and then the Department of War and then the National Park Service maintained since 1933.
Tikal is the ruin of an ancient city, was likely to have been called Yax Mutal. It was found in a rainforest in Guatemala. By report Guatemalan newspaper, named the site Tikal. After the magazine report in 1853, archeologists and treasure hunters began visiting the forest. Nowadays, tourism to the site may help protect the rainforest.
It is one of the largest archaeological sites and centers of the urban pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It was located in the archaeological region of the Peten Basin in what is now northern Guatemala. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.
Tikal is the best understood of any of the large lowland Maya cities. The discovery of the tombs of many of the rulers on this list and the investigation of their monuments, temples, and palaces.
9. Chichen Itza
The Maya people build a large pre-Columbian city in the Classic period known as Chichen Itza. The archaeological site is located in Tinum Municipality of Yucatan State in Mexico. Itza was the second most visited archeological site in Mexico.
An estimated 1.4 million tourists visit per annum and also one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The city may have had the most diverse population in Maya. The most known factor that could have contributed to the variety of architectural styles at the site.
Sukhothai also one of the great Historical Landmarks. It was the capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom Thailand. It is about 427 km north of Bangkok and Sukhothai is 12 km west of the modern city of Sukhothai. Its central area contains overall 21 temples enclosed by a moat.
Many temples showcase the unique Sukhothai style of decoration which incorporates Khmer and Sri Lankan influences. The old Sukhothai is a quiet town with almost no hotels accommodation. So most visitors stay in New Sukhothai and some stay in the nearby city of Phitsanulok. Phitsanulok has many hotels and restaurants and is on the rail line between Bangkok and Chiang Mai city.
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