History is the taste of old wine for many enthusiasts. They save their time and money to roam around the globe through hard work and effort. Apart from the seven wonders of the world, many places of historical significance depict the versatility of man to create architectural wonders. Machu Picchu, Giza Pyramids, Taj Mahal, and Petra are a few of such historical places.
It is a white marble monument of love built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the 1600s on the banks of river Jamuna. He built this monument as a tomb of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. This eternal symbol of love got recognition as one of the world’s man-made wonders a decade ago. In 1983 it got the rare honor of heritage site by UNESCO. Around two to four million tourists visit the Taj every year. However, air pollution is the biggest hazard of this wonderful monument. Watching the Taj Mahal during a full moon is one of the magnificent sights one wishes to see in a lifetime. The visitors are allowed throughout the year, except on Fridays.
This is one of the top human-made wonders in the world. It is a ruined city recognized in 1911 in Peru. It takes a four-day trek to reach this monument from Southern Peru. This is famously called as the Lost City of Incas. This lost city got the recognition of World Heritage by UNESCO in 1983. This city gained another feather in its cap as one of the new seven wonders of the modern age in 2007—the government-imposed restrictions on the number of visitors to preserve this monument from the pressure of tourists. Therefore, you can visit this place throughout the year according to the slot allotted by the government.
The Pyramid Of Giza
It is one of the ancient man-made wonders around 3,000 years ago. It is one of the finest examples of excellent engineering during those times. The Sphinx near these pyramids is an awesome replica of ancient architecture. Hence, it is believed that these are the tombs of the Pharoah dynasty. However, many experts built controversial theories about these pyramids, but undoubtedly, it is one of the mind-blowing man-made wonders.
A Swiss explorer discovered this historical place in 1812. Petra was built in the 6th century BC by Roman rulers. It was a forgotten place in the World before the release of the famous Hollywood movie Indiana Jones. Hence, it was recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO and was honored as one among the new seven wonders of the world. This is open throughout the year from 6 am to 6 pm.
This is one of the lost cities of Mayan culture. It was constructed during the classic period, say 200-900 AD. It is known for its serenity and reminds you of Indiana Jones when you visit it late at night. Most of the tourists feel that it is one of the best historical spots to watch out for when classical age monuments are taken into account.
There are many historical monuments that allure the enthusiasts but in this article, we discussed a few world heritage sites identified by UNESCO in the recent past.