Top 5 Destinations in the World for History Buffs

Posted: June 6, 2012 in Places to Go
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The world is full of many exciting destinations that you will enjoy if you are a history buff. If you love visiting ancient and historical sites, here are 5 destinations you must add onto your travel itinerary:


Pantheon and Fontana del Pantheon

Pantheon and Fontana del Pantheon, Italy

Italy is rich with history, as the country is home to numerous historical monuments. It is the place of the Roman Empire and Renaissance and therefore features a variety of historical sites. Julius Caesar, Constantine and Mark Antony are all famous historical people from Rome. You can visit the Colosseum, the Vatican Museum or the Pantheon while in Rome. Venice, Milan and the Isle of Sicily are also historical cities. One of the most famous monuments in the world, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, is in Rome and is definitely worth a visit.



Bodhgaya, India

India is the second most populous country in the world, and the country is full of historical sites. Located in New Delhi, India Gate ( or The Indian War Memorial) is a monument that is dedicated to the memory of war heroes who have died in battle. In addition, Bodhgaya is one of the holiest pilgrimages for Buddhists because it’s home to The Bodhi Tree, which is believed to be the site where Prince Gautama Siddhartha gained enlightenment and insight in 500BC. While visiting India, you must visit Khimsar Fort, which will combine love for history (the fort was built in 1523 AD), sightseeing and luxury all in one go.


Sphinx of Giza

Sphinx of Giza, Egypt

Egypt contains an abundance of ancient relics and monuments that have been around for centuries. The pyramids are some of the most fascinating structures in the world. You can also visit the Great Sphinx of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, The Temple of Karnak, The Luxor Temple and The Valley of the Kings.


St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral

Roman baths, knights, towers and castles are all part of the history of England. While in London, you can visit Buckingham Palace, which was built in 1702. You could also go to Westminster Abbey which oozes of history, is home to many treasured relics and is the burial ground for many prominent figures. The Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Big Ben are some of the other historical places you can visit while in England.


Angkor Archaeological Park

Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia

Cambodia is a fascinating place to visit, and history buffs are guaranteed to find many exciting sites to see and explore. Angkor Archaeological Park is the location of the Khmer civilization. Bokor National Park is rich with history, but will also offer amazing opportunities to see rare forms of wildlife during your visit. The third largest city in Cambodia is Kampong Cham, and the largest city is Phnom Penh. These cities contain a Royal Palace and numerous museums that will no doubt satisfy your craving for history and knowledge.


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