Top 10 Historical Places to Visit
I like to travel and I am sure you guys do too. Travel is a means to educate you with different cultures and societies. Travelling serves as a very important learning tool. This particular list talks about ten of the most amazing historical places for you to visit. Being at these places will definitely take you back in time and you will get to learn a lot. If you ever get a chance to travel to one of the cities, please take time out to visit the historical attractions that particular city has to offer. It will be worth your time, I can vouch for that. I have recently had the pleasure to travel to Europe and it was fantastic. Enjoy the read.
10. EUROPEAN CASTLES
We recently posted an article about castles and here we are again. If you happen to visit Europe or live there, please visit countries with famous castles. The castles in Europe are truly a marvel with a beautiful architecture. They were not only built to serve as fortresses, many of the castles were purpose built for feudal lords to live in and they make such lovely homes. Some of the best castles to visit would be Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, Palace of Versailles in France, Prague Castle in Czech Republic and Leeds Castle in England. Hope you have fun.
There is uncertainty about the usage of these ancient runes. They remain quite a mystery to date and I am sure you are familiar with that. No one has been able to figure out their purpose to the dot. The most famous theory is that it was built as an astronomical observatory and others state that it had some religious purpose. But too bad, I guess we will never know. Nevertheless, the construction began around 3000BC. How do you think it was constructed? Do you have any idea what it was used for?
8. ANGKOR WAT
It is the most famous temple in Cambodia and also one of the most beautiful ones. It was built in the twelfth century under King Suryavarman II. It was to serve as the state temple. This structure is the best possible example of the Khmer architecture. The uniqueness of this particular temple lies in the fact that it is the only temple of its sort that is oriented towards the west.
7. THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA
This happens to be one of the Wonders of the world and I am sure it does not need any introduction. It is such a remarkable piece by the engineers. The wall that stands today is a product of 21 centuries of building and building. It began in the 5th century BC and was built to protect the Empire of China from Xiongnu attacks. There are sections of the wall that are in real bad shape and they age back to the times of the Ming Dynasty. Overall, however, the wall has been well preserved and is a popular tourism spot; something definitely worth seeing if you are in the country.
6. MACHU PICCHU
Many of you might know this place as ‘The Lost City of the Incas’. This is the most amazing piece of legacy left by the Incas Empire and was built around 1462 AD. It was abandoned around 1562 and therefore was saved a lot of destruction at the hands of Spaniards. Hiram Bingham rediscovered this place in the year 1911. There are three structures primarily and they are thus named; Temple of the Sun, Room of the Three Windows and the Intihuatana Stone. This is a must-visit on my list, what about yours?
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