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14 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 one. Most of them are made by the ancient civilizations. Everyone has its own list, but here at RankRed, we provide you the best after careful analysis and manipulation of each datum. All of the given places attract millions of visitors every year. Where do you wanna visit this vacation? Just have a look at these 14 Most Popular Historical Places worldwide and decide.

14. Christ the Redeemer

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‘Christ the Redeemer’ is an art Deco statue of Jesus Christ situated in Rio, Brazil. This statue was erected between 1922 and 1931. It is the largest visual art statue in the world with 39.6 meters height including 9.5 meter pedestal. It is located at the peak of the 700 meter mount Corcovado  in the Tijuca forest national park. Weighing around 635 tonnes, made of concrete and soapstone which become a stellar icon in that part of South America.

13. Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat is a Capital temple or prime temple situated in present day Angkor, Cambodia. It was built by one of the powerful kings of Hindu- Buddhist origin,‘Suryavarman 2’ of the Khmer Empire, in the early 12th century. This empire fell in the 15th century after building amazing temples. Angkor Wat possesses a good fusion of Hindu and Buddhist culture and bears a testimony of Khmer’s wealth, art and culture till date, which makes it an amazing place to visit. There are many other popular temples like Bayon, Ta Phrom and Angkor Thom.

12. The Kremlin

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The name Kremlin means “fortress inside a city”, it was built in 1482-1495 and since then it’s been the residence for ruler of the country from the tsars to current President Vladimir Putin. In a sense, Kremlin resembles more like the White House of United States of America. There are numerous historical buildings like Spasskaya Tower and Ivan Great Bell Tower which can be admired.

11. Colosseum

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Rome has always been a pride of Italy and always will be. Over the centuries, Rome is not only home of tools, pottery and weapons, but also holds architectural masterpieces from the Classical and Imperial Roman Styles to modern Fascist architecture. The Colosseum is the surly one of them, and most famous of them. Built around the first century AD, it is the largest amphitheater in the whole world. It is used for gladiatorial combats, spectacles with wild beasts and for the execution of Christians in the early Roman Empire. Most of the area of the Colosseum is restricted now, especially the floor and the basement where everything is well organized.

10. Statue of Liberty

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La Liberte eclairant le monde or statue of liberty is neoclassical sculpture situated in New York city. The designer Frederic Auguste Bartholdi  and Gustave Eiffel the builder presented it to the Americans as a gift from the people of France. Every year, millions of tourists visit this place to capitalize the statue of Libertas, the Roman goddess, who bears a torch and tabula ansata (a tablet) and broken chains near her feet.  The statue is an icon of freedom, and like a welcoming sight to tourist and immigrants.

9. Stonehenge

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Stonehenge is located in Wiltshire, England which was built 4000 years ago, in the Neolithic era. It is basically a circular setting of large standing stones. Archaeologists believe that it was constructed between  3000BC to 2000 BC. Several research shows that the construction of  Stonehenge was completed in several phases.  There are many areas of debate around the prehistoric site, about its creation and its possible uses. Many suggest that there was some kind of supernatural force involve in construction, while many believes that it was used as a cremation ground or some kind of ritual performing ground. The site was added to the UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites in 1986. It also provided by with the status of scheduled monument in Great Britain.

8. Tikal

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Tikal is the ruins of the ancient city of Maya Civilization found in rainforests of Guatemala. The site is also best preserved of any Mayan structure. Once, it was also a popular treasure hunter ground. There are many evidences that during the classical period Tikal was a dominant force controlling the most of Mayan politics, economy and military operations. Well, that’s history, but the place offers a lot more than that in term of adventure and excitement.

7. Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu is a Spanish term which refers to an old peak. It lies on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley, in the Cusco region, Urubamba province in Peru. It is by far the most iconic structure of Inca Civilization. Many archaeologists believe that it was built as an estate for Inca Emperor’ Pachacuti’ during 1438-1472. Alongside Machu Picchu, there are numerous other structures associated with the Incas, one of them is the Temple of Three Windows, a fascinating place for anyone. To reach there you have to travel to Cusco and then 4 hour train ride to Aguas Calientes a town nearby Machu Picchu. 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.

6. The Temple of Kukulkan    

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The temple of Kukulkan, also known as El Castillo, situated in modern day Mexico, is another glory of Pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Dated back in the 9th-12th century. The temple, as the name suggests, is dedicated to a Mayan god Kukulkan, a Feathered Serpent deity.  During the spring and autumn equinoxes, the weak sun strikes the northeast corner of the pyramid and cast a series of triangular shadows to northwest pillar, creating the illusion of a feathered serpent crawling down the edges of the pyramid.

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 in whole Europe. The Parthenon is a former temple dedicated to Greek Goddess Athena, constructed during  the height of  the Athenian Empire around 447 BC. Large part of it has been destroyed in the Persian invasion of 480 BC. At the end of sixth century AD, it was converted into a Christian church dedicated to the Mary the Mother of God. At much later stage, under Ottoman regime, it was changed to a mosque in the early 1460s. Again in 1657, the building was under siege from Venetian bombardment. It was almost a miracle that a major part consisting its basic structure still remain intact, added the beauty of the structure.

4. The Great Wall of China

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The Great Wall of China is a series of fortification made of stone and other earth materials. Although it was constructed in several phases, and later joined which was eventually known as the Great Wall, but the most famous one is the wall, built by Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China in 220-206 BC. It is built on east to west line across the northern border of china to protect the Chinese empire from nomadic groups from the far northern steppe. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and can be seen from the moon.

3. Petra

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Petra, originally known as Raqmu or Rose city, is an ancient city located in Jordan. Established possibly in 312 BC and served as the capital of Arab Nabeteans. Petra city is known as Rose city because of the color of stone used in its structures, as an award winning writer once describe it as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”. In 2007, Smithsonian Magazine placed this city in one the “28 places to see Before you die”. 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. We guess that many  of you must be intrigued by now to see what lies in there, that attracts the attention of people from worldwide. So now, it’s your turn.

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2. The Pyramid of Giza

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The Great Pyramid of Giza also known by the name of Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops is the largest and oldest of all three pyramids located in Giza pyramid complex, Egypt. It was built around 2560 BC. According to Egyptologists, the pyramid seemed to be dedicated to Fourth dynasty Pharaoh Khufu. But no one knows how they were built. Many fascinating theories have been offered to explain the mystery of the Pyramid construction.The Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the World,which survived over 4500 years.

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1. Taj Mahal

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Taj Mahal was built in Agra, India by Emperor Shah Jahan in his living memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. 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 the government has put the limitation in tourist visits because the air pollution is destroying the white marbles of the Taj Mahal. Still, people from almost every corner of the world come here to admire the beauty of love and the art.

  • 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.