When we think of traveling, we definitely look forward to be able to make our trip a memorable one. We think and search about places which are worth visiting and would prove to be a life time experience for us. There are some very beautiful historical travel destinations which would exactly serve this purpose.
1. The Great Wall of China
The first thing which comes to mind about the Great Wall of China is its enlistment in the seven wonder of world. This wall was basically built to protect China from invasions. The work on this wall continued for centuries after its construction commenced in the Ming Dynasty. This wall was built in sections which would later be joint.
2. Taj Mahal
This is definitely one of the most beautiful structures in the world, with its marble and precious and semi-precious laid structure. This building was built as a monument of love by the Mogul Emperor to his late wife Mumtaz Mahal. It was built by twenty thousand workers and in the period between 1632—1653
This is a monument of the ancient Greece construction and grandeur, many of the sculptures which are also referred to as the marbles have been removed from the building. These were subsequently shifted to the British Museums and despite of constant efforts by the Greek Government to have them back and placed in the building are still in the museums.
The city of Rome has seen the various periods of evolution from Medieval to Renaissance. The city is regarded as one of the most beautiful and ancient cities of the world. The city hosts various sites like the arch of Constantine, the pantheon and the circus maximus.
The things which come to mind as we speak of Egypt are the great pyramids of Egypt and the sphinx at Giza.
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Once upon a time in the China in Spring and Autumn periods there existed seven most powerful states. To protect themselves from each other, they all built walls. The time passed on and on and in 221 BC The emperor Qin Shihuangdi (221-206 B.C.), 1st emperor of Qin’s dynasty, conquered the six other states and in the first time of Chinese’s history set up a unified kingdom. To strengthen his territory Qin ordered his peasants to connect all the walls as well as adding some more walls on his behalf. Moreover, to defend the northern boundaries against the Huns, he garrisoned armies at the wall. Thus Qin’s great wall was formed.
Length of The Wall
In the Qin dynasty, it was a tradition to add to the height, breadth, length of the wall which lasted for centuries. The wall was called “Wan-Li Chang Cheng” meaning 10,000-Li Long Wall (10,000 Li = about 5,000 km) stretching from LOP NUR in the west to Shanhaiguan in the east. The Wall was mainly built from rammed earth, stones, and wood.
The peak of wall building in the Chinese history reached in MING dynasty. At the time of Ming’s dynasty there were many ups and downs and revolts from the minority tribes as the Dadan, Tufan and Nuzhen. The Ming court in order to protect its territory made the construction of wall priority specially in the northern border. The masterpiece in the form of Great Wall of China seen today was built in the same Ming dynasty. In the Ming dynasty enlargement was made to double line or multilinear walls. Moreover, lime tiles and stone were used for the first time to build the wall. Stones were cut in the rectangular shape. The countless walls, fortresses, watch towers and canons were mounted making the country strongly fortified against intruders. The engineering and designing work lasted until QING Dynasty. As Mongolia was annexed into the empire so construction and repairing was stopped.
The Long Graveyard
The wall was built to ensure that Huns and semi-nomadic intruders couldn’t cross with their horses and loot the citizens or destroy the peace.
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Some people find pleasure in walking. But you will be surprised after reviewing this article. There are some unique paths for walking and I think after reading this article you will find yourself curious to walk on these paths. So lets have a look on them.
1. Plitvice Lakes National Park of Croatia
With a placid and sprinkling waterfalls, this park was once a battle field in Croatian Independence war. You can find trails that are made up of wooden boards and are made over water. It takes approximately 5 hours to walk on these wooden pathways. In the lower lake section you can see caves that are made up in lime stone and water falling from about 230 feet.
2. Cappadocia of Turkey
A land of fantasies, which have its path ways up above in the mountains. You will be much delighted to see this path way passing through a beautiful valley. Mushrooms growing on the sides of this path look like wearing hats that adds to the beauty of this land. You can find churches and houses built into caves and hives of bees. So this is the land of Love and Honey.
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