The following are some of the Top 100 most exciting destinations in the world. From the most fascinating places of the ancient world such as the Pyramids of Egypt and Chichen Itza to the most amazing structure of the recent years such as the Burj Khalifa, it has all of the places a traveller should visit at least once in their lifetime. Please let us know your favorite in the comments section.
Pyramids of Egypt
Pyramids of Egypt: world’s most iconic wonder of the ancient world
The Egyptian pyramids are by far one of the most recognised wonders of the ancient world. It includes some 138 pyramids discovered in Egypt, of which the majority were built as tombs for the Pharaohs and their consorts during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods. The most famous Egyptian pyramids are those found at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo. One such example is the Pyramid of Khufu, considered the largest and the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence. It is estimated that around 100,000 workers were needed to build the pyramids.
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Chichen Itza: world’s largest pre-Columbian city
Chichen Itza is perhaps the best know site in Mexico, attracting an estimated 1.2 million tourists every year. Located in Tinum within the Mexican state of Yucatán it was one part of a huge pre-Columbian city built by the Maya civilization. It was considered one of the most important places from the Late Classic (c.600–900 AD) way up to the Early Postclassic period (c.900–1200). It is believed that the city had the most diverse population in the Maya world, a factor that could have contributed to the variety of architectural styles within the site.
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Pompeii: world’s best known remain of a classical Roman city
Pompeii is one of the world’s best known remains of the classical Roman area. It is located near Naples and is considered one of Italy’s most sought after tourist destinations attracting no less than 2,500,000 visitors each year. Originally built during the roman area, it was lost for nearly 1700 years after buried under numerous meters of ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Since its excavation in 1749, the site has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city during the Pax Romana.
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