List of Top Historical Sites and Places in the World

Machu Picchu

This is the lost city of Incas, situated on the top of the mountain in the remote place in Cusco Region of Peru. It is built 2430 meters above sea level. This was one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. Inca civilization built this city with an absolute masterpiece of architecture for Inca Emperor Pachacuti in around 1438 – 1472. In 1983 this place considered as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

Machu Picchu
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The Pyramids at Giza, Egypt

Great Man-made the structure of all time and famous all over the world with a deep history of over 3000 years. The pyramid stands over 146.5 metres high(481 ft), the base length averaging each side 230.4 metres (756 ft) and weighing estimated over 6 million tones. It is voted continuously for seven wonders of the World and still in the list. The Pyramids of Giza constructed between 2540-2560 BC.

Pyramid of Giza
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Great Wall of China

This is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The construction started in the 5th century and maintained and rebuilt through the 16th century. This wall measures length of 5,500 miles, trenches around 359 km and natural barriers about 1,387 miles.

The Great Wall of China
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Chichen Itza

This was named one of the New Seven wonders of the World. Chichen Itza is built by the Maya Civilization in around 900 AD and this archaeological site is located in Tinum of the Mexican state. This is one of the most visited sites in Mexico.

Chichen Itza
Image by Darvin Santos from Pixabay

Petra, Jordan

This is the place of coolest attraction that carved in Arabah of Jordan it was discovered by a Swiss explorer in 1812. Petra is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduits system. It built sometimes around 1200BC as the Capital of Nabataeans. It is identified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1985. The Total Elevation is 810 metres.

Petra, Jordan
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Stonehenge

The Stonehenge is over 3000 years old, but some archaeologists believe that it’s over 500 years old. There are dozens of Myths made in the big single stone. This is one of the Heritage sites and listed in UNESCO since 1986. It is situated just 13 km from Salisbury.

Stonehenge
Image by Sally Wilson from Pixabay

Colosseum

This is an amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome of Italy and this is one of the Roman architecture. This monument started construction in 72 AD and completed in 80AD under Vespasian and Titus the emperors. Colosseum has a seating capacity of 50,000 spectators.

Colosseum
Image by Sung Rae Kim from Pixabay

Persepolis

In 1979 UNESCO declared Perspolis is a World Heritage site. Persepolis constructed in around 515 BC, this was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis has situated 70 km of the modern city of Shiraz in Iran.

Persepolis
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Acropolis

This is the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Acropolis is a topped rock that stands 490 ft above the sea level. This place located in the city of Athens in Greece, it covers the surface about 3 hectares. Acropolis construction time is various that between 490 – 415 BC.

Acropolis
Image by Christo Anestev from Pixabay

Potala Palace

This Palace located in Lhasa in Tibet, an autonomous region in China. Fifth Dalai Lama started the construction of Potala palace in 1645. It is built at the altitude of 3,700 meters in the centre of Lhasa Valley. This is called as New Wonder of the World by local newspapers and tv channels.

Potala Palace
Image by Evelyn Chai from Pixabay

Alhambra

The Alhambra is the Fortress Complex and great palace built during 1492, located in the Granada, Andalusia, Spain. This is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, there is much attraction inside this palace.

Alhambra, Spain
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Angkor Wat

This is the temple situated at Angkor in Cambodia. It is built for the king Suryavarman II in around 12th century. The outer wall of this temple is about 3.6 Kilometers long. It is the world’s largest religious building.

Angkor Wat
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Eastern Island

This is the most remote inhabited island in the World. Ahu, Stonework, Moai (statues), myths, Stone walls, Stone houses, Petroglyphs are built around 300 – 1200 CE, most of the works in this Island built using stones.

Ahu in Eastern Island
Image by María Victoria Alister from Pixabay

Tajmahal

Tajmahal is one of the seven wonders in the world and UNESCO Heritage site. It is situated in Agra in India. Tajmahal construction started around 1632 and completed in 1653. This Building designed in Moghal architectural style. This place attracts more than 3 million visitors annually.

Taj mahal in India
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