World Historical Sites To Add To Your Bucket List Today
There is absolutely no surprise for anyone when one says that life is short, because it is and sometimes we have to take a break from our everyday life and indulge in a once in a lifetime adventure.
Even if you don’t feel like you need a break, believe me when I am telling you that this world has many beautiful places to show you, that it would be all in vain if you wouldn’t take your time off and book a flight directly there.
The most famous holiday destinations are somewhere up in the mountains for skiing, or next to the sea, for swimming. However, the mind needs stimulants as well, thus, here are the best world historical sites you have to add to your bucket list right away.
Machu Picchu (Peru)
The wonder of Peru, a place that has an entire history behind, is still making scientists curious to find its origins and purpose. The history of this place is parted between old and new theories, however, none is absolutely certain.
One theory believed that here were the Inca women brought to be trained to serve the leader of this place. Another theory, more modern and more plausible, would be that this site was built in such a way that the elites of this mankind could flight from the exhausting effects of a crowded city and find their peace on the top of the mountains.
Either way, it is a mysterious historical site that enchantes everybody who is curious enough to go all the way and discover its boundaries and magic.
Cappadocia is located within Anatolian land, in Turkey. It is a place that has been used for such a long time by people who looked for shelter and for the feeling of belonging to a community. There are houses and religious temples sculpted within the soft rock of this region.
The religion that used the most geological properties of this land along with its location was Christianity.
The landscapes are fascinating and will absolutely leave you breathless whenever you will get to the top of the site. There is nothing less than beautiful here.
Turkey was born from the Ottoman Empire, which was the one empire where cultural and historical existence of today was created. Pergamon is an ancient city which was for a period of time the first capital of the Asian region of the Roman Empire.
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The one who will visit it will instantly be mesmerized by the greatness of the history behind this city that is still standing strong in time and space.
Silk roads (China)
During the Han Dynasty of China, the silk roads were destined to aid the commerce between regions. However, it was discovered that the main road was constructed far earlier than these roads were. The network went through China, India, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Africa, Greece, Rome and Britain.
These were the roads that helped the globalization of commerce (trading goods), making Chinese silk popular in the royal families.
A really popular historical site is Stonehenge. The Stonehenge was constructed in various intervals of time with long periods between them, due to time degradation and other external factors.
In 2500 BC, the enclosure was built for the crimated dead of the prehistoric people. However, its other roles were not determined. It was also discovered to be in close contact with astrology, but in which way it is not known.
A mystery that awed so many scientists, will make you wonder as well, how do the stones stand so tall still?
Tulum was originally built back in the 13th century, and nowadays it stands as a walled city with many unknowns in its equation. It is believed that Tulum’s principal role was to serve as a seaport, but the question is what was the wall built for?
A trip to this city will spark your imagination in such a way that you will try to decipher how a civilization lived between these walls and with the sea nearby.
Another mesmerizing historical site has to be Petra, an archeological site which is located in the desert. It is a site full of temples and tombs, but the most impressive one is the Temple of Al Khazneh.
Petra is not only impressive in its timeframe, but also in complexity. You should be curious enough to discover more than what meets the eye, and you will for sure not be disappointed in doing so.
The Forbidden city (China)
The forbidden city is a complex palace located in Beijing, which served from 1420 to 1912 for a total of 24 emperors. The name comes from the fact that it was most certainly forbidden for the common people.
The greatness of such a place couldn’t be completely put out in words, thus a trip to this now to be a museum would be highly recommended.
A bucket list will never be enough to count all the world’s best historical sites in. Therefore, discover what interests you more and pay attention to the history behind it, as it is never as it seems at a first glance.