Human history has had its share of ups and downs. There have been colossal wars that have threatened the very ground we walk on. The vast achievements of civilization from the great pyramids of Egypt to the classical architecture and culture of the Renaissance have been an inspiration to the future countless times. World tourism thrives on these sites.
- The Pyramids, Egypt
The largest man made structures in the world and are one of the most lasting symbols of ancient civilization. Numbering approximately 100, the stone monuments located across the Nile valley date back as many as 5,000 years.
- Machu Picchu, Peru
Recently named one of the world’s new seven wonders, this remote Inca citadel has perhaps the most dramatic setting of any ruin in the world. Absolutely breathtaking.
- Jerusalem, Israel
The old walled city of Jerusalem, a holy site of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, is fominated by historic sites such as the Dome of the Rock, Wailing Wall, and church of the Holy Sepulchre.
- Great Wall, China
The only man made structure that can be seen from space spans more than 4,000 miles across mainland China.
- Rome, Italy
There’s not just the Coliseum in Rome’s historic center, but the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel, the Roman Forum, catacombs, arches, obelisks, palaces, squares, bridges, museums, and fountains.
- Taj Mahal, India
The world’s most famous testament of love. This white domed mausoleum made of the finest stones in Agra, India is the finest example of Mughal architecture and Muslim art and recognized for its beauty the world over.
- Angkor, Cambodia
The ancient Khmer civilization dominated Southeast Asia in the 9th to 15th centuries. This vast complex of ruins reveals just how sophisticated the culture actually was.
- Stonehenge, England
This circular collection of stones eight miles north of Salisbury date back to as far as 5,000 years.
- Petra, Jordan
The "rose-red city half as old as time" is a rock carved city of the Nabataean culture tucked away in a narrow gorge.
- Easter Island, Chile
The baffling collection of Moais, stone monoliths spread around this isolated island, has perplexed scientists since the day they were discovered.