The world that we live in is full of pleasant surprises. These beautiful antique structures have been listed as part of the wonders of the world. There are those which have been in existence since time immemorial while others have been created by man. Hereafter are some of the top ten antique places in the world.
Teotihuacan is number one antique place located on the bay of Mexico. There are a set of pyramid design like structures that are known locally as the Teotihuacan. Historically, the structure was built through the pre-columbia age. This amazing place is made up of residential house, murals as well as pyramids.
It is actually believed that the place was a city of over 100, 000 people.
- Karnak Temple
This site is situated in neat Luxor, Egypt. According to historians, the construction took place in the 16th Century. It shows how early generation managed to build such mega structures with perfection without the aid of computer technology. It is a story of how heavily modern architectural design has borrowed from the past.
- Bagan Temples and Pagodas
This temple is found in Burma as the original city of Baga. It is believed to have been the epicenter of early civilization. Presently, a majority of temples and Pagoda are in deplorable condition and are in dire need of urgent repair. This is due to the Burma military which refused to recognize the temples as part of the world heritage site.
- Forbidden City
This city is found in Beijing in China. The history of the Forbidden City begins in the 15th century when it was built as the palace of the Ming emperors of China. It is located in the centre of Beijing, China, and was the Chinese imperial palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1912. It has been a museum since the 1920s.
- Ankor Wat
This site is situated in Cambodia and was for many decades the capital city of Cambodia. Even though the place has been abandoned, it still holds a significant value in terms of religion to Cambodians. Historians believe that it was build around the 12th century by the then King Suranavarman II. Its image constitutes part of the Cambodian National flag.
This is a significant part of Indonesian history and well renowned location worldwide. Most of Hindu population in Indonesia is located in Bali. Some of the things that Bali is known for, is the artwork and cultural events that takes place therein.
- Machu Picchu
This site is situated in Urumbamba Valley in Peru. This antique site is believed to have been constructed by the Inca tribe in the 15th century. The place acted as a sit of power for the Inca rulers for approximately 100 years. When Inca rule fell, the place was abandoned and remained dormant until 1911. This site is renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains unkown.
- Taj Mahal
This is a world known place. It was constructed as a monument of eternal love by the Emperor Shah Jahan Taj Mahal in memory of his departed wife. The architectural design is just but amazing as it makes use of Persian, Indian as well as Islamic architecture in its design.
- The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is the most recognizable symbol of China and its long and vivid history. It consists of numerous walls and fortifications, many running parallel to each other. Originally, it was conceived by Emperor Qin Shi Huang (c. 259-210 B.C.) in the third century B.C., as a means of preventing incursions from barbarian nomads into the Chinese Empire. The wall is one of the most extensive construction projects ever completed. The best-known and best-preserved section of the Great Wall was built in the 14th through 17th centuries A.D., during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Though the Great Wall never effectively prevented invaders from entering China, it came to function more as a psychological barrier between Chinese civilization and the world, and remains a powerful symbol of the country’s enduring strength. It is believed that the wall was approximately 5,000 thousand miles long.
- Giza Pyramid Complex.
This is located in Cairo in Egypt. I forms part of the Wonders of the World and it attracts millions of visitors worldwide each year.