The world we live in has a range of monuments that humans magnificently build. Specific sites cannot cope quite well, whereas a few of them are intact as they were on day one. Whether you have a curious mind or are an avid traveler, we would highly recommend visiting a few of them. Not only will you get to experience a good amount of adventure, but these places will also allow you to gain a tremendous amount of knowledge about the history and different cultures. The sites that we will include here are a few salient ones that register many footfalls. These ancient sites boast of significant historical events, and yes, I believe that everyone measures the importance of each historical site based on different aspects. In this blog, I will share the places that I’ve found marvelous.
The architecture belongs to the Mayan civilization, and if you closely inspect the monuments of that era, i.e., 200-900 AD, you will find Tikal to be the best-preserved one. If you have watched the Indiana Jones series, this place located in Guatemala is the perfect one for you to visit. For those who plan to explore it in the early morning/night, the jungles will indeed greet you, giving total Indiana Jones vibes. To get the best experience, we recommend witnessing the sunrise and sunset from the top of the temples.
The empire that ruled most of the southeastern parts of Asia, Angkor Wat, belonged to the Khmer Empire. The site is located in modern-day Cambodia. Though the empire fell drastically in later years, it has given the world few monuments such as temples and buildings that are known for their artistic features. To get the best experience out of your visit, we would highly recommend getting a pass of 5-6 days.
One of the best megalithic architectures, Stonehenge, dates back to almost 3,000 years. Present in modern-day Salisbury, the stones put here were brought from Wales. Various studies are underway where researchers and experts are trying to gather the info on how the stones were taken to such a far distance. Also, we are yet highly unclear of the purpose behind this architecture. As of now, the architecture is strictly fenced off, and no visitor can reach the inner circle of the compound.
The Colosseum & Forum
Located beside one another, this marvelous Roman architecture boasts quite a rich history. The ruins belong to the empire that ruled almost the whole world at a time. The monument is always packed with tourists, not just because of its beautiful architecture but also because it has a vibrant history. You get to visit where Julius Caesar used to come and witness the gladiators fighting for life. The structure has crumbled from a few places over the past centuries. Also, a majority of the network is restricted now.
Located in Agra, India, the Taj Mahal was built back in the 1600s by the then emperor’s memory of his beloved wife. Emperor Shah Jahan built the monument, and the white beauty is also now on the list of New Seven Wonders of the world. The annual number of visitors here goes up to 4 million. The authorities are trying to put restrictions on the number of daily visitors to protect the structure.