List of Top Historical Sites and Places in the World

Machu Picchu

This is the lost city of incas, Situated in the remote place on the top of the mountain which is stands 2430 meters above sea level in Cusco Region of Peru. This was one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. Inca Civilization built this city with absolute masterpiece of architecture for Inca Emperor Pachacuti in around 1438 – 1472. In 1983 this place considered as world Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Machu Picchu

The Pyramids at Giza, Egypt

Great Man made structure of all time and famous all over the world with deep history of over 3000 years. Pyramid stands over 146.5 metres (481 ft), base is 230.4 metres (756 ft) and weighing over 6 million tones. This is voted continuously for Seven Wonders of the World and still standing in the List. Pyramids constructed in 2540-2560 BC.

The Great Pyramids of Giza

Great Wall of China

This is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The construction started in 5th century and maintained and rebuilt through 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

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 Mexican state. This is one of the most visited sites in Mexico.

Chichen Itza in Mexico State

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 World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1985. The Total Elevation is 810 metres.

Petra in Jordan


The Stonehenge is over 3000 year 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 site and listed in the UNESCO since 1986. It is situated just 13 km of Salisbury.



This is amphitheater in the center 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. This has seating capacity of 50,000 spectators.

Colosseum in the city of Rome in Italy


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 is situated 70 km of the modern city of Shiraz in Iran.

Persepolis, Built around 515 BC.


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 city of Athens in Greece, it covers the surface about 3 hectares. Acropolis construction time is various that between 490 – 415 BC. There are many the major archaeological in this place.


Potala Palace

This Palace located in Lhasa in Tibet 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 center of Lhasa Valley. This is called as New Wonder of the World by some News papers and televisions.

Potala Palace located in Lhasa in Tibet Autonomous region in China


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

Alhambra bui

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 in Combodia

Eastern Island

This is most remote inhabited island in the World. Ahu, Stone work, Moai (statues), myths, Stone walls, Stone houses, Petro glyphs are the attractions which is created around 300 – 1200 CE, most of the works in this Island created using Stones.

Ahu in Eastern Island


Tajmahal is one of the seven wonder 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 covers more than 3 million visitors yearly.

Taj Mahal in Agra, India

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