14 Top Historical Sites and Places in the World

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Machu Picchu

A lost Inca city located on the crest of a mountain in a remote location in Peru’s Cusco region. It is at a height of 2430 meters above sea level. In 2007, it was named one of the Seven Wonders of the World. In the period between 1438 and 1472, the Inca civilization created this metropolis with an architectural marvel for Inca Emperor Pachacuti. UNESCO designated this location as a world-historic site in 1983.

Machu Picchu
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The Pyramids at Giza, Egypt

With a profound history of almost 3000 years, Great Man created the most renowned building of all time. The pyramid is over 146.5 meters tall (481 feet), with a base length of 230.4 meters (756 feet) on each side and a weight of over 6 million tons. It has been voted as one of the seven wonders of the world on an ongoing basis and remains on the list. The Giza Pyramids were built between 2540 and 2560 BC.

Pyramid of Giza
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Great Wall of China

This is one of the world’s seven wonders. The building began in the fifth century and was maintained and renovated until the sixteenth century. This wall is 5,500 miles long, including 359 kilometers of trenches and 1,387 kilometers of natural obstacles.

The Great Wall of China
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Chichen Itza

This was considered one of the World’s New Seven Wonders. The Maya Civilization erected Chichen Itza approximately 900 AD, and the archaeological site is located in the Mexican state of Tinum. This is one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations.

Chichen Itza
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Petra, Jordan

This is the coolest sight carved in Jordan’s Arabah, and it was found by a Swiss adventurer in 1812. Petra is well-known for its rock-cut architecture and system of water conduits. It was constructed as the Nabataean capital probably around 1200 BC. Since 1985, UNESCO has designated it as a World Heritage Site. 810 meters is the total elevation.

Petra, Jordan
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Stonehenge

Stonehenge is almost 3000 years old, although other experts think it’s closer to 500. The large solitary stone contains dozens of Myths. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been designated since 1986. It is about 13 kilometers from Salisbury.

Stonehenge
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Colosseum

This is an amphitheater in the heart of Rome, Italy, and it is an example of Roman architecture. Under the emperors Vespasian and Titus, building on this monument began in 72 AD and was finished in 80 AD. The Colosseum can accommodate 50,000 spectators.

Colosseum
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Persepolis

Perspolis was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire and was built in 515 BC. Persepolis is located 70 kilometers from Shiraz, Iran’s contemporary capital.

Persepolis
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Acropolis

The UNESCO World Heritage Site is located here. The Acropolis is a 490-foot-high capped rock in Athens, Greece. This location is in the city of Athens, Greece, and it is around 3 hectares in size. The building of the Acropolis took place between 490 and 415 BC.

Acropolis
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Potala Palace

This palace may be found in Lhasa, Tibet, a Chinese autonomous province. In 1645, the Fifth Dalai Lama began work on the Potala Palace. It is situated at a height of 3,700 meters in the heart of the Lhasa Valley. Local media and television stations refer to it as the “New Wonder of the World.”

Potala Palace
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Alhambra

The Alhambra is a fortress complex and magnificent palace in Granada, Andalusia, Spain, that was constructed in 1492. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a lot of interesting things to see within.

Alhambra, Spain
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Angkor Wat

This is a temple in Cambodia’s Angkor Wat complex. Around the 12th century, it was erected for King Suryavarman II. The temple’s exterior wall stretches for around 3.6 kilometers. It is the biggest religious structure in the world.

Angkor Wat
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Eastern Island

This is the world’s most distant inhabited island. Around 300 – 1200 CE, most of the works on this island were made with stones, including Ahu, Stonework, Moai (statues), myths, Stone walls, Stone homes, and Petroglyphs.

Tajmahal

Tajmahal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s seven wonders. It is located in the Indian city of Agra. Construction of the Tajmahal began in 1632 and was finished in 1653. This structure was constructed in the Moghal architectural style and receives over 3 million tourists each year.

Taj mahal in India
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