Top Historical Travel Destinations Worldwide

History is best appreciated when you can be where it actually happened. It is indeed fun to travel around the world while learning about the past. Below is a list of top historical travel destinations, and how much it will cost you to fly from New York.

  1. The Great Wall of China. The wall was built during the Ming dynasty about 2000 years ago as a defensive fortification by the states of Yan, Zaho, and Qin. It is 5500 miles long, and extends from the Jiayuguan Pass in the west to Qinghai. Flights to Beijing cost around $740.Great Wall of China
  2. The Acropolis. It is a cluster of ruins in Athens. The most famous is Parthenon which was built by Pericles in the fifth century BC. The best time to visit is during late winter or spring. A round-trip ticket to Athens, Greece is at $800.Acropolis Hill
  3. The Colosseum. It is deemed as the most magnificent building of the Roman Empire. It was used by emperors to entertain the public with free games. It can accommodate around 55,000 spectators. A round-trip airline ticket to Rome costs $613.Colosseum in Rome
  4. Tower of London. This is the royal palace and fortress of the queen of England. It is located on the north bank of the River Thames. The cheapest round-trip flight to London costs $647.Tower of London
  5. Pyramids of Giza. These are the largest pyramids ever built in ancient Egypt. A round-trip airfare to Cairo is $709.Pyramids of Giza
  6. Teotihuacan. An archaeological site in the highlands of central Mexico. It contains some of the largest pyramidal structures built during the second century BC. A round-trip ticket to Mexico cost around $330.Teotihuacan Pyramid of the Sun
  7. La Sagrada Familia. It is one of Antonio Gaudi’s most famous works in Barcelona, Spain. It is a large Roman Catholic Church that is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Airfare to Barcelona is around $620.La Sagrada Familia
  8. Taj Mahal. It is a marble mausoleum built by the emperor Sha Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world. Cheapest flights to Agra, India are at $940.Taj Mahal
  9. Grand Palace. It is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. It has been the official residence of the kings of Thailand since 1782. Flights to Bangkok cost around $1,050.Grand Palace
  10. Sultanahmet. The Old City of Istanbul is where most historical sites of Istanbul can be found. It houses the Blue Mosque, the Byzantine Hippodrome, the Istanbul Archaeological Museums, and the Great Palace. Fights to Istanbul, Turkey cost around $600.Sultanahmet

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