Must-see historical sites in the world

The world is full of surprises and mind-blowing things to see, and traveling is one of the best way to explore those surprises that the world has in store for us. There may be a lot breath taking sceneries that you could visit anywhere in the world, but if you are a historically inclined person, nothing would compare to those historical sceneries that were built and was ruined through wars and civilizations, but still continue to exist until now.

So here are some of the numerous historical sites which, I believe, a traveler must visit.

Machu Picchu
This site is found in Andes Mountains in Peru, it can be reached by riding a train or a three to six day walk along the Inca trail. It is one of the greatest artistic and architectural achievements and the most significant legacy of the Inca civilization. It was built in 15th century but the Inca abandoned the place when the Spaniards invaded the region, it was also famously referred as the “Lost City of the Incas”. The massive yet refined architecture of Machu Picchu remains a mystery to everyone.

Great Pyramids of Giza
This site is located in Egypt, and it’s over 3,000 years old already and is oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. There were many theories that came out as to how these pyramids were created and built but no one verified it, and until now, the creation of such also remains a mystery.

This pre-historic monument is found in Wiltshire, England. It’s one of the  beautiful wonders of the world and its known as prehistoric monument in England. Like many other historical sites, these giant stones also show no direct evidence revealing the construction techniques used by its builders, so as its purpose remains debatable and is still studied by many scholars.

Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is consist of numerous walls and fortifications made of stones, bricks and other hard materials; the walls were built from east to west line of the borders of China in order to protect the Chinese Empires from invasion. There has also been a claim that this wall is visible from space, although it has been debunked many times, the claim still remains in popular culture.

The Colosseum
The Colosseum or Coliseum is an amphitheater located in the center of the city of Rome, Italy; it is also known as Flavian Amphitheatre. This breath-taking historical site was built in order to have a battle ring for the gladiators, other contests and dramas were also held in this arena. Although the arena has been destroyed over time, it remains a popular tourist destination, and an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome.

Easter Island
Easter Island is located out in the Pacific Ocean; it is a special territory of Chile. It is another world heritage site which the home of the gigantic statues called moai, these are carved statues of human figures. It’s been said that the moai are chiefly the living faces of the glorified ancestors of the native Polynesian inhabitants of the Easter Island.

The sites are definitely impressive, not only for their beauty, but also for their history and age. These sites are just few of the wonders that the world has to offer, the list of these wonders are actually endless and there might be some that have not yet been discovered.

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