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10 Most Popular Historical Places In the World

The world is full of amazing man-made and natural places. There are many great Historical places in the world but it is difficult to decide the most fabulous place. Most of them are made by the ancient civilizations. Everyone has its own list but here at 3Rank we always provide you the best content after careful analysis and manipulation of each data. All of the given places attract millions of visitors every year. Where do you wanna visit this vacation? Just have a look at Top 10 Most Popular Historical Places in the World and decide…

10. Christ the Redeemer

Cristo RedentorPhoto credit: Wikipedia

Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio, Brazil. This statue was constructed between 1922 and 1931. It is the largest Art Deco statue in the world with 39.6 metres height including 9.5 metres pedestal. It is located at the peak of the 700 metre corcovado mountain in the Tijuca forest national park and weighs 635 tones. It is made of concrete and soapstone and become an icon of Rio and Brazil.

9. Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat Photo credit: Wikipedia

Angkor Wat is an ancient city in Cambodia and in ancient time it was the center of Khmer empire. This empire went extinct after building amazing temples. Angkor Wat is an amazing place to visit. Also, it is packed all the time with tourists. The most popular temples are Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Phrom and Angkor Thom.

8. Colosseum

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The Colosseum is the most famous place in Rome that is built in the 1st century AD. It is the largest amphitheater in the world. It is used for gladiatorial combats, spectacles with wild beasts and the execution of early Christianity. Most of the area of the Colosseum is restricted now, especially the floor and the basement where everything is well organized.

7. Stonehenge

StonehengePhoto credit: Wikipedia

Stonehenge is located in Salisbury, England and built 3000 years ago. It is composed of a circular setting of large standing stones. It was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. The stones come all the way from wales but no one knows how the builder got the stone walls. Stonehenge is now fenced off and you can no longer go into the circle. It was added to the UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites in 1986.

6. Machu Picchu

Machu PicchuPhoto credit: Wikipedia

Machu Picchu is located in southern Peru. It lies on top of the mountain and you can reach there within four days by traveling in train. It is referred as the ‘Lost city of the Incas’. The location was made a UNESCO world heritage in 1983. It was also named as one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.

5. The Parthenon

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The Parthenon is located in Greece and it was created in 5th century BC. Now it is broken but one of the most famous historical place for visitors. The temple is used as a house of treasury and stands as a symbol of the power of Athens. Large part of it has been destroyed in wars but luckily the structure still stands.

4. The Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China at JinshanlingPhoto credit: Wikipedia

The Great Wall of China is located in china and was made of stone, bricks, wood and other materials. Several walls were being built as early as 7th century BC by Chinese Emperor. It is built on east to west line across the northern border of china to protect the Chinese empire. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the only thing that we can see with naked eye from the moon.

3. Petra

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Petra is located in Arabah, Jordan and was built in 6th century BC. It was discovered in 1812 by some Swiss Explorers. In 1985 Petra became a UNESCO world heritage site. Now it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and one of the biggest attractions in the world for visitors.

2. The Pyramid of Giza

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The Pyramid of Giza is located in Egypt and was built 3000 years ago. But no one knows how they were built. The largest Pyramid was built by the Pharaoh Khufu. In 2011 due to the Egyptian revolution the tourism is down till the revolution is over. Many fascinating theories have been offered to explain the mystery of the Pyramid. Moreover, the Pyramid of Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

1. Taj Mahal

Most Popular Historical Places- Taj MahalPhoto credit: Wikipedia

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Taj Mahal was built in Agra, India by Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his wife. The Taj Mahal’s construction started in 1632 and completed by 1653. The whole structure is built with pure white marble and it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was named a UNESCO world heritage site in 1983. Every year millions of people come here but now government has put the limitation in tourist visit because the air pollution is destroying the white marbles of the Taj Mahal.

  • Hitt

    I love your writing style and enjoy a number of memorable tours through your blog. I am interested in tourism and the Taje Mehal of India, The Great Wall of China and the Angkor Wat in Cambodia I visited many times in my past life. All are shown the beauty of Nature and define the creation of God. Well now I am planning Washington DC washington DC cherry blossom tours to celebrate the summer vacations but after this tour I must use to visit all attractions that you mention in your blog.