If one of your favorite parts of traveling and exploring the globe is getting to see historical sites that you’ve read about online and in history books in person, keep reading. As listed below are three of the most awe inspiring historical monuments that are still in great conditon and are wlel worth visiting.
3 Historical Monuments to Travel to:
The Parthenon in Athens, Greece:
The Parthenon is the most famous historical monument in Greece and is an ancient temple that stands on a hill overlooking Athens and was built in honor of the Greek goddess Athena for which Athens was named. Construction of the Parthenon which is part of the Acropolis complex began in 447 BC, during the glory days of the Athenian empire. If you visit the Parthenon in person, you’ll be wowed at how it’s still standing thousands of years after it was constructed and will get to imagine what it would have been like to walk around ancient Athens. For this reason, every history buff should aim to visit the Parthenon at least once in their lifetimes.
The Taj Maha in Accra, India:
If you ever have the pleasure of visiting India, the Taj Mahal is a must-visit monument, which is guaranteed to take your breath away. Not only is the structure itself impressive and made out of white marble but the rectangle, man made lake in front of the mausoleum is also The Taj Mahal is located in the inland city of Agra and is a white marble building that served as a grand mausoleum for the wife of the famous Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. One little fact about the Taj Mahal as not only does it house the tomb of the favorite wife of Shah Jahan, Mumtaz Mahal but it also houses the tomb of the Shah himself. If you want to take a photo of yourself in front of the Taj Mahal, you may want to take a photo sitting on the iconic bench which Princess Diana was once photographed on.
The Great Spinx of Giza, Egypt:
The Great Sphinx of Giza is one of the most famous monuments in Egypt and is a limestone statue of a mythical sphinx which is thought to be 4,500 years old. The Great Sphinx was commissioned by the ancient Pharoah Khafre and is the second tallest pyramid in Egypt. The tallest of which the Great Pyramid was commissioned by Khafre’s father the Pharoah Khufu. If you visit Giza, you’ll find both pyramids standing next to each other by the west bank of the famous Nile River. If you make it all the way to Egypt and Giza, it’s also a great idea to book a scenic, leisurely river cruise of the Nile River, which will give you a unique vantage point of Giza.
So if you love being able to gaze up at historic monuments in person and to imagine what they must have been like when they were first built, it’s well worth visiting the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Taj Mahal, and the Parthenon.