In order to discover a few different historical destinations to visit, which you may not have added to your travel list, simply continue reading!
The Top Historical Destinations
1. Tikal, Guatemala
If you’re ready to veer off the well-beaten tourist track, it’s well worth venturing out on a trip to Tikal, which is located in the Guatemalan jungle. Tikal was once an ancient Mayan city which flourished between 200 and 900 AD and is worth visiting as it offers some of the best preserved Mayan ruins in Central America.
If you’re a Star Wars fan you may recognize the city of Tikal from the final scenes of “Star Wars: A New Hope”.
2. Stonehenge, England
Stonehenge is a megalithic stone structure that is thought to be over 3,000 years old. The stones which make up Stonehenge are Welsh and historians are still puzzled as to how the creators of Stonehenge moved all the stones needed to create Stonehenge from Wales to England, without modern day tools or equipment. As each stone which comprises Stonehenge are around 30 feet tall and weigh around 25 tons.
Furthermore, historians are puzzled as to how the ancient architects behind Stonehenge managed to place the top stones on top of the bottom stones without making any cuts into any of the stones.
You may be interested to discover that historians have tried to replicate Stonehenge and achieved dismal results.
While tourists are no longer permitted to walk through the stones themselves, you’ll still be able to walk around Stonehenge. If you’re interested it’s well worth booking a guided tour as your tour guide will be able to share many of the mysteries surrounding Stonehenge with you.
3. Easter Island
Easter Island is a mysterious, remote island that is listed as a special territory of Chile. Easter Island is home to numerous stone statues that boast large heads and were carved by Easter Island’s natives between 1250 and 1500. These statues have been named Moai by the island’s inhabitants and are made out of stone which has been formed by a build-up of volcanic ash.
If you’re curious there are around 1,000 Moai scattered around Easter Island. Although the majority are located within the perimeters of the island’s quarry.
What happened to the ancient people who built the Maoi almost 1000 years ago? The Moai’s creators are thought to have been killed off by other tribes during a brutal, bloody war.
4. The Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal is one of the most opulent, historic buildings in the world and draws 2 to 4 million international tourists each year. The Taj Mahal is a marble structure which was built in the 1600s by the Emperor Shah Jahan who built The Taj Mahal to commemorate the life of his deceased wife.
Some examples of some of the famous faces who have visited the Taj Mahal include the late Princess Diana, Prince William and his wife Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge, Bill Clinton, Julia Roberts, and Tom Cruise.
Hopefully, you’re now inspired to book flights to visit all four of the awe-inspiring historical destinations listed above.