Among the abysmal surrounding of the cosmos and the breathtaking enchantment of Earth, stand some quintessential historical monuments that are a landmark for different geographical masses bounded by borders. Some of these man-made wonders are still a mystery that needs to be demystified while some are simply a visual delight that you can’t stop gazing it. Every year in different seasons and times, millions and millions of people flock from one part of the globe to another to get just a glance of these astounding man-made marvels.
Who doesn’t want to excavate their fascination to explore these historical monuments? Well everyone at one point of their lives or the other would have idealized Nicolas Cage or Indian Jones and would have dreamt to travel across tons of amazing historical sites. Well, there are some historical places that you can add to your travel bucket list, here are these:
1 The Pyramids at Giza:
Situated outside Cairo Egypt, these pyramids are over 3,000 years old and are one of the most immediately-recognizable historical structures in the world. The architecture of the monument is still a mystery, and they are so precisely built aligned to the stars and the solstices that some scientists also believe them to be a part of the alien conspiracy theory. The three pyramids along with the Sphinx contain tons of chambers with limited access to only some of them.
Carved into a canyon in Abrah, Jordan, Petra has a somewhat uncertain history. Allegedly known for the resting place of the Holy Grail in Indiana Jones, Petra remains remarkably well-preserved centuries after its initial construction. Also called as the Rose city, a Swiss explorer discovered the site in the year 1812 and experts say that the place has settlers as early as the 6th century BC that declined rapidly under the Roman rule. So history geeks, this is your true destination!
Located in Salisbury, England, the Stonehenge is one of the other megalithic structures that have sat at the center of human imagination for centuries. The Stonehenge has hundreds of burial mounds and is located in the midst of a large prehistoric earthwork and so the exact origin, as well as the function of the structure, remains to be hotly debated to this day.
4 Machu Picchu:
Located in Southern Peru, the ruined Incan city is made famous by the countless beautiful photographs. Located in a quite inhospitable location at the top of a mountain, the place is accessible only by train or a four-day hike. Despite this, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations across the world, and there are certain limitations as well.
5 Angkor Wat:
Located in Cambodia, Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world, sprawling for over more than 400 acres. This ancient city was the center of the Khmer Empire that ruled most of Southeast Asia. Though the dynasty fell into decline, the amazing temples continue to glorify the rulers for their significant contribution towards art and architecture.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and discover some of the most mysterious structures over the world!