Archive for the ‘Historical / Heritage’ Category

Explore The Historic Ruins Of Machu Picchu

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Machu Picchu, historic destinationMachu Picchu is an Inca site (15th century) located in South America. This site was discovered by Hiram Bingham (American archaeologist) in 1911 and today it has become the hub for history-lovers. The Incas had built their estate in 1450 and had abandoned it when the Incas were conquered by the Spanish.

This site is a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary (1981) and UNESCO World Heritage Site (1983). Machu Picchu is considered to be a sacred and cultural place. The main historical ruins in Machu Picchu are:

Sun Gate: When you arrive at this site through the trail of Inca, this will be the first ruin you will experience.

Temple of the Sun: The stonework of this temple is mesmerizing.

Intihuatana Stone: This is a ritual stone facing the sun and casting a shadow which acts as a sun dial.

Temple of the Condor, Moon temple, Temple of the Three Window, Great cave are other important historical ruins to explore in this site.

Have a nose for art: Vatican City is the place to be

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

The Vatican City is one of the most sought after tourist destinations if you have an eye for art and its wonderful expressions. The place truly features captivating architectural wonders which is sure to impress any art connoiseur.

Among the wealth of attractions here, one cannot simply miss out on St. Peter’s Basilica. It’s one among the largest churches across the globe and is beautifully crafted with detailed attention to every intricacy of the architecture here. Besides, Vatican is also treasured for its wonderful museums. These Vatican museums are massive in structure and display an excellent collection of artifacts including the works of Raphael, the globally famous artist.

Then, there is Sistine Chapel, another amazing specimen of Vatican art. This is the chapel where the great Pope resides and the building dispays excellent art works on its walls created by some of the greatest artists of the Renaissance period, like Michelangelo.

Top 5 travel spots for history buffs

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Are you a history buff looking for some great historical sites to explore? Well, the article here is all about 5 famous historical destinations of the world. Firstly, you have Machu Picchu, the platform of the ancient Inca civilization. It’s one among the 7 World wonders and the Machu Picchu relics are noted as some very amazing and mysterious specimens of world history.

Then, you have Tikal of northern Guatemala, the biggest urban base of the legendary Maya civilization. It still stands reflecting the glory of Maya kingdom with its monumental architectural expressions. The third one is surely the Giza Pyramids of Egypt, another World Wonder. The Giza Pyramids were built centuries back to preserve the royal personalities after their death and are an excellent example of ancient craftsmanship and architecture.

The Angkor Wat Temples are another spot of historical attraction. They represent Hindu cosmology and were built aligning with stars. Lastly, you have the very astonishing and mysterious Easter Island, surrounded by some monumental statues.