The planet in which we live is an epitome of how small we as human beings are capable of doing great things. The remarkable history that belongs to this world is something to adore. No matter how small we appear to this universe the earth is home to incredible experiences.
However there are many things yet to be discovered, but what we have now is a gift of the universe. Earth is filled with man-made historical sites and wonders. This pretty amazing stuff that we have collected over the thousands of years is satisfying to see. With so many things to seek around, it’s difficult to pen down a few.
In this article, we will take you on a virtual world tour and bring out some of the most stunning places that are going to blow your mind away. And if you are a traveler try to visit all of these at some point in your life
1. The Pyramids of Giza
It’s been 3000 years now and we still are not sure how precisely Egyptians built such gigantic pyramids. What technology was involved? Were there any supernatural things taking part? All these questions will cross your mind when you see these stunning huge pyramids. To your surprise three of such pyramids align with the stars and the solstices.
These 3D structures contain tons of chambers that haven’t been opened yet with a few of them small enough that you can’t even crawl to get inside. Pharaoh Khufu built the largest pyramid of all known as “the Great Pyramid”. This pyramid has limited access to it.
Closer to this you can find Sphinx. This place is a place of great interest for researchers.
Situated in Jordan Petra is a beautiful place carved into the canyon in Arabah with a rich heritage. In the year 1812, a Swiss explorer discovered this beautiful place followed by some local tribesmen there. Though the founding of Petra is still unknown, archaeologists state it dates back to the 6th century BC.
The site rapidly declined under Roman rule. Around the late 4th century the site was abandoned due to some reasons. Petra is a 3-hour drive from Amman. You can spend a whole day doing various activities including horse riding. UNESCO listed Petra as a world heritage site in the year 1985.
Over 3000 years old this megalithic structure is located in Salisbury. The stones you see here come from Wales. Researchers are still in dilemma about how these giant pieces of rocks were brought here. It is astonishing how builders have tried to replicate the feat, with dismal results.
4. The Colosseum and Forum
Right next to each other the colosseum and the forum are situated in Rome. These places are the remnants of a civilization that once ruled the world. The importance of these places lies not only in how beautiful they are but because in their rich cultural and historical importance. The Colosseum is a marvelous example of ancient architecture.
5. The Parthenon
With astounding and breathtaking views Parthenon is currently getting a facelift. Situated in Athens Greece, this incredible structure is an ancient temple that stands as a symbol of power and a testament to Greek civilization. Parthenon gives a clear insight into the nearby ruins, temples, and buildings that are equally wondrous and stunning.
Most of the structures have been destroyed by wars and thieves. But at least for now, the structure stands still. However, there has been scaffolding along the right side of the structures for over five years now.
6. Easter Island
Easter Island is a special territory of Chile. Located out in the Pacific Ocean, this place is home to Moai statues. These statues are the only thing left of a culture that once prevailed over here. I wonder if primitive is the right term to be used for people back then because these structures are not primitive at all.
The gigantic and beautifully carved heads attract a large number of tourists here. Stones used to make these structures are made up of volcanic ash; many remain in the quarry. You can visit this small island by regular commercial air service from Santiago.
7. Taj Mahal
The epitome of love Taj Mahal is situated in Agra a few kilometer’s drive from New Delhi. Built-in the 1600s by Shah Jahan for his deceased wife, this tomb is made up of white marble and is a must-visit place. Two to four million tourists visit this place annually to see this stunning piece of architecture.