The world is full of beautiful sights, but these are some of the most beautiful places in it.
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is the world’s longest man-made structure. It’s also one of its most impressive sights, with its sheer size and aesthetic beauty making it a popular tourist attraction.
The wall has been built on and off since ancient times, but it reached its peak during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) when construction was at its height. At least 6500 miles long overall, this defensive structure ran through mountains and valleys in northern China as well as deserts in central Asia—a testament both to its strength as well as humans’ ability to build something so large without technology like today’s building materials (like concrete). You can find many different parts of The Great Wall scattered across China: some are remnants from earlier periods; others were built later by different dynasties trying their best not only protect themselves from invaders but also spread their culture throughout those areas where they lived by creating monuments such as temples or tombs for their ancestors’ spirits within them.”
The Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Indian and Muslim architecture have combined to create this stunning monument to love, which is located on the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra, India.
The Taj Mahal was commissioned between 1631 and 1648 by Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his third wife Mumtaz Mahal after their deaths within two years of one another at age 26 and 25 respectively; it took 12 years for him to complete after construction began in 1632 under supervision from a number of architects including Mirza Guleram Efendi (who designed Lahore Fort) who worked alongside Jean Baptiste Desgodets (known as “Thomas”) who later returned home after witnessing how much money went into building this memorial site instead focusing more on preserving historical structures rather than creating new ones like they do today.”
Machu Picchu, Peru
There are many reasons to visit Machu Picchu, but one of the most important ones is that it’s probably one of the most magical places you’ll ever visit. It’s located in Peru and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983.
Machu Picchu was built around 1502 by Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui, who ruled over a vast empire that stretched from Ecuador to Argentina at the time. He was also known as “the great king.” The citadel was built on top of an active volcano with walls made out of stone blocks quarried from nearby mountains—hence its name “Machu Picchu” which means “old mountain peak.”
Versailles Palace, France
- The palace was built by Louis XIV and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- It’s the largest palace in the world and principal residence of the French president.
- The castle was originally built as a hunting lodge, but became a royal residence when it became King Louis XIII’s main residence following his marriage to Anne of Austria in 1615.
Jerusalem Old City Wall, Israel/Palestine
The Jerusalem Old City Wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built by the Ottoman Empire between 1538 and 1541. It’s one of Israel’s most popular tourist attractions, drawing thousands of people every year who want to climb its stones and explore its tunnels.
But during times of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, this wall has also become a flashpoint for violence: In 2002 alone, 27 people were killed in clashes around this monument.
Stonehenge and Avebury sites, England
Stonehenge and Avebury sites are two of the most famous sites in the world. Both of these monuments are prehistoric structures, but they have very different origins and purposes.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England that was built between 3000 BC and 2600 BC by Neolithic settlers. It consists of a circle of sarsen stones (hewn from volcanic tuff), which were placed together without mortar or other binding agent; this gave them their unique shape and appearance today. The stones vary from 5–11 meters tall with an average weight between 6 tons each to more than 50 tons for some large ones!
The Avebury stone circle complex consists of several concentric rings within an area about 1 kilometer southwest from Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain near Amesbury in southern England (Wiltshire). This place features three separate circles: one surrounding a smaller circle that has been called “Avebury I”; another larger circle called Avebury II”, located just outside its neighbor’s boundary line; finally there’s yet another circular feature called “Avebury III”.
The Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
The Acropolis of Athens is the most important ancient site in Greece. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the Parthenon, which was built on top of an older temple dedicated to Athena Polias.
The Acropolis is located at the top of a hill overlooking Athens’ ancient city center, where you can see all its major landmarks from above: the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Athena Parthenos; Agora (Greek marketplace); Propylaea (gateway); Odeon or New Odeon; Museum of Ancient Greek Art and Archaeology; Agora Museum; Erechtheion Temple with Frieze Panel by Auguste Rodin
These are some of the most beautiful places in the world.
These are some of the most beautiful places in the world.
They are all historical sites and they are all amazing places to visit. You should go see them if you get a chance!
We hope you enjoyed learning more about these historical sites, but there are so many more around the world. What are your favorite places to visit? Let us know in the comments below!