People have been documenting history for thousands of years and this has helped us to understand how life has changed over the years. Visiting places that have stood for that long is another great way to learn more about our history. Here are 6 amazing historic destinations.
Cambodia is located between Thailand and Vietnam and is rich in historical monuments. Be sure to take a trip to the city of Phenom Penh to visit Silver Pagoda, the Royal Palace, and the National Museum. Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world and archaeologists and historical buffs travel from all over the world to view this piece of history.
Rome is an ancient city that historical figures like Julius Caesar and Mark Antony fought to defend over 2000 years ago. The Colosseum where the gladiators of Julius Caesar fought still stands and you can wander through this ancient structure and imagine the events that once went on here. Next to the Colosseum, you’ll also find Domus Aurea, otherwise known as Nero’s Palace. Taking a tour of the Colosseum and Domus Aurea will provide you with a great insight into the history of Ancient Rome.
The Trevi fountain was built in the 18th century and this architectural masterpiece should not be missed. The Vatican City holds the history of the Catholic Church and it is filled with historical treasures like St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s magnificent ceiling that was painted during the Renaissance era.
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
Journey deep into the jungles of Guatemala and you will find the wonders of Tikal National Park. The park is more than 500 square km and there are accommodations so you can stay in the park as long as you wish. The park is built around an ancient Mayan Village that flourished from the 6th century B.C. to the 10th century A.D.
The buildings are remarkably preserved and you can explore the remains of temples, palaces, ceremonial areas, and even simple homes. You can wander through the park on your own, join guided tours or hire guides. There is a shuttle service to help you get around this massive historical gem.
Stonehenge, The UK
Stonehenge is located in Wiltshire, England and it is a huge rock formation that was built over 5000 years ago. Scientists are still puzzled to this day about why the formation was built and what the significance of the structure is. There are plenty of accommodations nearby or you can visit it in a day trip from London.
On a visit to Israel you’ll have a whole variety of amazing historical places to visit. One of the most well-known being Jerusalem, a stunning city that has thousands of years of history and religious monuments for people to visit. People have been making spiritual journeys to the city for thousands of years. The Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and this walled city is the home of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians, Temple Mount and Western Wall for Jews, and the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims.
Marrakech is a stunning walled city that has been in existence since medieval times. Head to the bustling marketplace that is an exciting network of ancient alleys and you can pick up exotic spices, jewellery, richly coloured material and stunning carpets.
Keep your eyes peeled for strolling musicians, fortune tellers, and snake charmers that will entertain you as you browse. Explore the rest of the city and you will find palaces, mosques, and stunning gardens that you can walk through. Here are some great tips for visiting Marrakech.