5 Places to Visit if you Love History
We all love history, more or less, but for some passionate travelers, experiencing and commemorating the past is the main motivation behind their trips. A number of countries around the world are particularly rich in heritage and well-preserved historical architecture, and any history lover would love to get around to all of them.
So, if you are an ancient history buff, where would you like to spend your vacations? Here are some suggestions.
When it comes to ancient history, no other civilization in the world can surpass the grandeur of the Egyptian Civilization. A culture older than 5,000 years, Egypt is the home to the famous pyramids of Gaza, the Sphinx and many other such architectural wonders. People interested in history and mythology flock here more than any other country of the world to visit the ancient structures, try the authentic cuisine and look at the antiquities displayed in the Cairo Museum.
What to See in Egypt:
  • The Great Pyramids of Giza
  • The Sphinx
  • The temple at Luxor
  • The Pyramids at Saqqara
  • Cairo Museum
  • Valley of the Kings and Queens
Another country competing with Egypt in terms of ancient history is Greece. From 7 Millenium BC, Greece and its city states had been an important influence on the whole of history. In fact, the history of Greece and Rome is closely entangled with ancient Egyptian history.

In the ancient times, Greece was divided into a number of city states: Thebes, Athens and Sparta being the most important ones. All city states were famous for their unique society and daily livelihood, and there are hundreds of ancient architectural wonders around Greece that bears their memories.
What to See in Greece:
  • The Parthenon
  • The Syntagma Square
  • The Temple of Poseidon
  • The Agora
  • The Plaka
  • The Acropolis
  • Ancient Temple of Delphi
  • The Sanctuary of Dion
Rome, the capital of Italy, is one of the oldest cities of the world and home to many architectures from the ancient Roman Civilization. The Roman Civilization is associated with names like Pompeii, Julius Ceaser, Octavian Ceaser, and Mark Anthony and of course, Queen Cleopatra of Egypt.
What to See in Italy
  • The Colosseum
  • The Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • The Baths at Caracalla
  • The Ostia Antica
  • The Catacombs of San Callisto
Chinese civilization grew to be very different from the rest of the world mainly because of the distance and the remoteness of this country. For centuries, many dynasties has ruled China and kept her independent from the Mongolian invaders. Definitely the most impressive structure of China is the Great Wall, but there are a number of other historical sites in this country as well.
What to See in China:
  • The Great Wall of China
  • The Terracotta Army
  • The Forbidden City, Beijing
  • The Watery Wonder of Li River
  • The Yellow Mountains National Park
  • The Potala Palace
  • The Tiananmen Palace
  • The Summer Palace
The Stonehenge near Salisbury, England are more than 3000 years old whose purpose is still unknown to the researchers. It is said that the massive stones used in these structures had been carried from Wales in the ancient times, which is miles away. There has been no clue yet of how these rocks were carried such a long distance and how they were placed one top of each other.

The Stonehenge remain one of the most perplexing mysteries of England.
What to See in Salisbury, England:
  • The Stonehenge
  • The Salisbury Cathedral
  • The Mompesson House
  • The Salisbury Museum
  • The Wilton House
  • The High Street Gate
History buffs see the world in quite a different manner than the rest of the world. While we visit a place to just see it, people who love history try to know the real reasons and stories behind them, which makes their trips even more exciting.

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