You may think that the New York City historical sites, like the Statue of Liberty or Germany historical sites like the remnants of the Berlin Wall are impressive but they pale in comparison to the most famous World monuments which are neither in the US or Germany. There are of course many fantastic and truly amazing historical sites all around the globe but some make a bigger impression than others. This is a list of what are perhaps the most amazing historical places of the world in 2014.
Macho Picchu in Southern Peru is often referred to as the lost city of the Incas and was named, in 2007, as one of the new 7 wonders of the world. This impressive mountain top ruin was once a cultural centre for the Incas yet even today can only be accessed by either train or a full four day hike.
The Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt have impressed people for thousands of years and are still no less impressive to day. The secrets of how they so accurately align with the stars, will give probably give conspiracy theorists fuel for thought for many more years yet.
Petra is a settlement that was carved into a canyon in Jordan around the 6th century BC which was for some reason, later abandoned. Since its rediscovery in 1812, it has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and also one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world today.
Stonehenge in England is a circle of giant stones that have been dated as having been positioned around 3100 BC. Although its real purpose still remains a mystery, it is probably one of the world’s most recognizable sites.
The Coliseum in Rome is still on in awe by thousands of people as they realize an amphitheatre, seating 45,000 people was built as far back as the 1st century AD.
Tikal in Guatemala is probably the best preserved of the many Mayan cities that once existed in pre-Columbian Central America and its beauty is best experienced from the top of one of the temples, at sunrise.
Angkor Wat in Cambodia is the site of many temples built at a time when the ancient Khmer Empire covered much of South East Asia and is such a vast site; it takes at least three to four days to properly explore it all.
Persepolis is the remains of an ancient city in Iran that was built for the Persian ruler Darius in 515BC. Built on an artificial platform, one its main features was a double staircase made for horses.
Alhambra in Spain started as a castle on a hill in the 9th century but then Yusuf 1, Sultan of Granada in 1333, converted it to a palace. It was then and still remains today, one of the World’s most beautiful examples of excellence in architecture.
The Acropolis in Greece actually contains 21 historical sites including the famous Parthenon. This city was built on a rock 150m high and still stands as majestic and impressive as it did when it was built.
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