One of the reasons why travel bloggers such as yours truly will never run out of content to write about is indeed because travel is one of those great pleasures of life which can never truly be completed by way of the enjoyment one can extract out of them. I could very well have blogged about New York by itself and nothing else, and I would have ideas for more than one post to publish, for the rest of my natural life.
Speaking of New York, the Statue of Liberty kicks-off this particular list of some ideas for historical landmarks to visit around the world. Instagram influencers and vloggers will particularly delight in these making for some inspiring travel photos as these recognizable historical landmarks make for the ultimate in visual evidence that you’ve been to a specific place.
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
For some reason the eeriness that complements the time-refined beauty of this amazing temple induces the same excitement horror movie lovers have when they’re watching some of the best of their horror releases. There’s plenty to learn about the architecture of times gone by along with the history to go with, so it’s about more than just snapping some Insta-perfect shots.
Plaza de Espana, Seville, Spain
Most people who visit Spain and Europe as a whole overlook places such as Seville, where Plaza de Espana makes for a historical landmark that’s worth checking out. Star wars was in part filmed here, with this screenplay feature attesting to its magnificence. Beautiful architecture built to complement some natural features lies in wait for those who make the effort to go, with some sounds of some busking guitarists adding to the ambience.
Vatican City, Italy
A whole city makes the list of historical landmarks from around the world to check out, does it? Well, if you at least know a little something about this religious, traditional, economic and political stronghold, you’ll be fully aware of the minute size of what is actually even an entire sovereign country. Of course it depends who you ask if it can truly be considered to be an independent country, but you’ll find one of the most impressive cathedrals in the whole world – St. Peter’s.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Whoever said that the United Arab Emirates is a country that lacks history perhaps only really heard about it recently as it shot into prominence with its oil-money fueled drive to establish itself as a global tourism destination! What you need to do is travel more and perhaps make the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque a targeted historical landmark to visit. There’s plenty of history to bask in here.
Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar
About 2,500 years of history is contained in what is this particular city’s biggest attraction for tourists traveling from far and wide, looking for some culture to bask in. It is indeed a HUGE Buddhist shrine that admittedly doesn’t readily show up in the regular tour guides of bloggers and official travel services providers. All the more reason to check it out if you head to Southeast Asia, likely visiting the likes of Thailand, Malaysia and even Singapore as well.
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru
Make a comprehensive trip out of a visit to the Inka ruins for some views of breathtaking natural beauty which make Machu Picchu one of the highest-ranking historical landmarks to cross off of the quintessential cultural traveler’s bucket list! It’s best to go with a tour guide with this one for some hidden gems to explore, both in terms of some nooks and crannies that aren’t obviously accessible as well as the history behind the landmark.
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, California
I had to throw in a prison somewhere in this list, didn’t I? It might as well be Alcatraz and I suppose I don’t need to mention the biggest name associated with this historical landmark…Al Capone…
There are many more historical landmarks to visit around the world, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, and Christ the Redeemer in Rio, Brazil. The ones I discussed in a little more detail are perhaps a little more obscure and aren’t readily explored by the typical tourist…