20 Awe-Inspiring Ruins from the World’s Greatest Civilizations

12 May
Photo Credit: agap/Shutterstock

Photo Credit: agap/Shutterstock

“All over the globe, from Italy to Zimbabwe, civilizations have left behind impressive monuments and structures that attest to their former glory. Appearing in literature, songs, and films, these mystical sculptures, sacred religious sites, royal palaces, fortifications, ancient centers of commerce, ports, and tombs are all we have left of some of history’s most illustrious societies. While some sites were lost for centuries, engulfed by overgrown jungles, others never fell out of use. Either way, these 20 awe-inspiring places are sure to inspire travelers looking for adventure and a connection to the past.” – by Laura Itzkowtiz
Click on the link and check out this slide show. It’s hard to pick 20 places, and I am sure some should be added or are missing from this list. Have you been to any of these places? 

4 Responses to “20 Awe-Inspiring Ruins from the World’s Greatest Civilizations”

  1. Mr. Martin May 12, 2014 at 2:24 am #

    I have been to nine of these places. My favorites of the places I have visited are Petra, Angkor Wat, and the Ellora Caves which are right here in India. You should not leave India without visiting the Ellora and Ajanta Caves, two of the cooleste places I have ever visited. I would like to visit Rome, the Great Wall of China (only if wearing a oxygen mask for the pollution – ha!) and Tikal. The list should feature Baalbek in Lebanon, Palenque in Mexico, and Ayutthaya in Thailand:

    http://www.oddee.com/item_96671.aspx

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baalbek

    The UNESCO World Heritage sites many more things to visit: http://whc.unesco.org/en/about/

  2. Advika May 12, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    I only went to 2 of these places (Borobudur and Angkor Wat). I really want to visit the Ellora Caves, the Great Wall of China, and Easter Island.

    • Mr. Martin May 13, 2014 at 4:27 am #

      Ellora and Ajanta are easy to get to. I would love to go to Easter Island, but it’s so far away and probably not easy or cheap to get to. Thanks for your comment.

  3. oloren May 13, 2014 at 4:53 am #

    I have been to 8 of these places and found all of them breathtaking. I really want to visit France.

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