TOP TEN HISTORICAL SITES IN THE WORLD
The world is filled with amazing things to see – both natural and man-made. There
are so many great historical sites built by ancient civilizations it is sometimes
hard to just narrow it down to a few. Think of all the historical wonders lists out
there and how different they are sometimes. Everyone has their own list, including
me. Below are the sites I find best, think give a great look at human history and
civilization, and think every traveler should try to visit at some point. These are
places so great that flocks of people fly from all corners of the world to see them
each year. Yes you might have to put up with crowds but the story these ruins tell
is part of our humanities story and that is why I love them the best:
Located in southern Peru, this fascinating city lies on top of a mountain that’s
only accessible by train or 4-day trek. It was an important cultural center for the
Inca civilization, but was abandoned when the Spanish came. It is famously referred
to as the “Lost City of the Incas.” The location was made a UNESCO World Heritage
site in 1983. It was also named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
Concerns over growing numbers of tourists have led to limitations on how many
people can enter the site, though only by a fraction of what is necessary.
Hopefully they will limit it even more so this site lasts for hundreds of years
Read more about hiking the Inca trail.
This Mayan city-state is one of the largest and best-preserved ruins of the
civilization, and was a dominant force in the Mayan world. Located in Guatemala,
this place lets you experience your inner-Indy early in the morning or late at
night when the tourists go home and it’s just you and the jungle. It was very
serene and one of the best travel memories I have. I particularly enjoyed seeing
the sunrise from atop the temples. It’s a wonderful place...