The world is full of incredible man-made historical sites and wonders as we have seen throughout the millennia of years. It's also difficult to select just a few from these incredible historical locations. They not only capture the beauty of history but also give us an opportunity to learn about the culture. Here are picks of the top five most historical places in the world. So, pack your bags and get ready for this historic journey.
1. Lost City of the Incas, Machu picchu
Machu Picchu is one of the new seven wonders of the world, it is also referred to as a “Lost city of the Incas” The majority of archaeologists think that Machu Picchu was created as a retreat for Inca emperor Pachacuti. With walls made of polished dry stone, Machu Picchu was constructed in the traditional Inca manner. The Temple of the Sun, the Inti Watana, and the Room of the Three Windows are its three main buildings, To give visitors a better idea of how they originally looked, the majority of the outlying buildings have been rebuilt.
2. The Siem Reap Temples, Angkor Wat
Cambodia's most iconic temple, this temple is a source of fierce national pride and the heart and soul of Cambodia. It was built by King Suryavarman II, of southeast Asia’s former Khmer empire in the 12th century. The temple was designed in an anti-clockwise direction and is the center of attraction for tourists. To truly experience the temples, you should really spend at least three- or five-day. The monument, which was built in the 12th century to honor the Hindu god Vishnu, was later converted into a Buddhist temple, but people visit from all over the world regardless of their religion.
3. The rose city, Petra
Petra is one of the most famous archaeological sites, it is situated between the red sea and the dead sea. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and surrounded by beautiful mountains. Petra is also known as Rose City due to the color of the stone from which it is carved. It was strategically located on an important trade route in the region, despite being located in a mountainous area with limited access. Petra is now Jordan's most popular tourist destination.
4. The jewel of Muslim, the Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal is one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage site. It was built between 1632 and 1648. White marble and precious stone were the main tourist attractions of more than two and four million people annually. Everyone should see the white marble tomb built for Emperor Shah Jahan's deceased wife.
5. The oldest structure, Stonehedge
Stonehenge is a prehistoric stone circle monument, cemetery, and archaeological site on Salisbury Plain. This monument is still hidden in mystery and controversy today due to the creation of rings. Some archaeologists believe the structures were built for religious ceremonies, whilst others believe they were used to study the movements of the sun and moon. However, Stonehenge is one of the most mysterious, with people still trying to figure out what its original purpose was.