There are many monuments in this world which tells us about their ancient history, but some turned to be the most famous historical places in the world which is considered as the center of attraction for all the tourist coming from all around the globe. Today, in this article we are compiling a list of top 10 famous monuments in the world. So, just have a glance at the top 10 most popular historical places in the world.
10. Christ the Redeemer
The tenth position on our list of top ten most popular historical places is acquired by “Christ the Redeemer”. This statue of Jesus Christ in Rio, Brazil was built between 1922 to 1931 and it is located at the peak of the 700 meter Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca forest national park. It is regarded as the most popular icon of Brazil.
9. Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat is situated in the ancient city of Cambodia and it was the center of Khmer empire. The most popular temples of this empire was Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Phrom and Angkor Thom.
It is one of the most famous places in Rome, which is built in 1st Century AD. This amphitheater was used for gladiatorial combats, spectacles with wild beasts and the execution of ear;y Christianity.
Stonehenge is considered as the top tourist attraction in England. Evidence indicates that the large stones were erected around 2500 B.C. The main purpose of Stonehenge was not known yet but some says that it was used for religious and ceremonial purposes.
6. Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is located in the Southern Peru and lies in the top of the mountain. It is also known as the Lost city of the Incas. It is also named one of the 7 wonders of the World in 2007.
5. The Parthenon
Fifth position on our list of top 10 most popular historical places is acquired by “The Parthenon”. This beautiful sculpture is located in Greece and was built in 5th Century B.C. However ,maximum part of this building was destroyed because of wars, but still it is regarded as one of the most famous historical places in the world.
4. The Great Wall of China
This wall is made of bricks, stone, woods and other materials and was built by the Chinese emperor during early 7th century B.C. This wall was built across the northern border of China in order to protect the Chinese Empire. This structure can also be seen with the naked eyes from the moon.
Petra is located in Arabah, Jordan and was built in 6th century B.C. It was discovered in 1812 by some Swiss explorers. Now it is one of the seven wonders of the world and one the biggest attractions in the world.
2. The Pyramid of Giza
The Pyramid of Giza is located in Egypt and was built around 3000 years ago. This largest pyramid was built by the Pharoah Khufu. The pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the world.
1. Taj Mahal
First position on our list of top 10 most popular historical places in the world is occupied by one of the finest creation by mankind the Taj Mahal. It is located in the Agra, India and was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife “Mumtaz”. The construction of this building was started in the year 1632 and completed in the year 1653. The whole structure was built with a use of pure white marbles and is also listed in the top 7 wonders of the World.