Top holiday destinations for history buffs

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20 Aug 2019

Love learning about world history? Visit these five places

The world has witnessed countless dynasties come and go, innumerable wars, and many rulers.

This has resulted in a plethora of historically and culturally significant townships and cities, featuring historic ruins, monuments, temples, and more.

So, if you've been on a lookout for historic places to explore, start here.

The list of five places around the world, for history lovers (in no particular order).

#1

Angkor Wat, Cambodia: The largest religious monument in the world

Angkor Wat, Cambodia: The largest religious monument in the world

Built by King Suryavarman the Second, way back in the 12th Century, Angkor Wat, a classic example of the Khmer school of architecture, is the largest religious monument in the world.

Sprawling over a massive 400 acres, the temple complex, one of the most popular and heavily visited temples across the globe today, is a jaw-dropping sight, to say the least.

#2

Stonehenge, United Kingdom: Witness history, raw and untouched

For lovers of history, the UK is a must-visit.

The Neolithic monuments present at Stonehenge have innumerable legends associated with them, and a tinge of mystery about themselves.

Although we cannot confirm any of these legends, one thing we can assure you is that it is one of the best places to see, if you want to witness history, raw and untouched.

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#3

Cairo, Egypt: Think amazing cultural diversity and grand historical sites

Cairo, Egypt: Think amazing cultural diversity and grand historical sites

The land of the Nile, Egypt is known for its amazing cultural diversity and many grand historical sites.

Do check out the Pyramid at Gaza, the Great Phoenix, Valley of the Kings, Karnak and the Egyptian museum.

The hieroglyphics and the spellbinding Egyptian architecture will leave you mesmerized, and the feels of the place will transport you hundreds of years back in history.

#4

Petra, Jordan: The city's pink sandstone architecture will amaze you

Declared a World Heritage Site in 1985, Petra in Jordan, also famously known as the 'Rose City' has been impressing visitors with its stunning pink sandstone architecture, since ages.

Believed to have been established back in 312 BC, Petra is home to over 800 ancient structures including buildings, tombs, baths, and temples.

What's more? The water conduit systems of this city will amaze you.

#5

Machu Picchu, Peru: 'Lost city' that was rediscovered in 1911

Machu Picchu, Peru: 'Lost city' that was rediscovered in 1911

Dating back to 1462 AD, the famous 'lost city' of Machu Picchu, is what today remains of the once-prosperous Incan Empire.

Rediscovered in the year 1911, the city has various must-see sites including Temple of the Sun, Room of the Three Windows and Intihuatana Stone.

What's even more enticing is its relatively inhospitable location, accessible only via train or a four-day hike.

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