Some people think of vacations as a chance to escape and want it to be a haven of relaxation. Others want their vacation to offer more excitement and adventure than daily life can provide. If you want to learn about ancient history as you explore a new place, plan a vacation to one of these destinations. You can learn several things from books, but you can immerse yourself in a new culture when you travel to these destinations. Some of these historic attractions have modern amenities, and all of them have an ancient beauty that has withstood the test of time for thousands of years.


The Great Wall of China protects different territories of mountainous terrain and is more than 2,000 years old. The Great Wall is the longest defensive wall in the world. The Forbidden City was completed in 1420 and is a historic attraction in Beijing. It is also home to the largest collection of ancient wooden artifacts.


Marrakesh Medina is a bustling Moroccan city and has several alleyways and sightseeing trails perfect for the adventurous traveler. Fes is another historic Arabian city and the streets are complex mazes, and cars are not allowed in some parts of the city. The locals are friendly, and they will give you directions if you get lost here.


The Colosseum is one of the oldest standing structures in the world. When the Romans ruled the world, gladiators battled in the Colosseum and more than 50,000 spectators would attend the events hosted here. The Pantheon was completed in the first century, and the building is now a church. Visiting these are a great opportunity for any amateur historian.


The Taj Mahal is a beautiful white marble structure and was first built in 1632. It took 22 years to complete the marvelous tomb. Agra Fort is an ancient Indian city and was built in 1565. The city has several mosques and palaces. Amir Fort is a historic attraction in Amir. The fort has four levels, and each level has a courtyard.

The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah

Dhayah Fort was built for military purposes in the 16th century. It has two towers, and it does not have a water tank. Soldiers stayed at the fort for short periods of time. The fort is a historic attraction in the United Arab Emirate still today and is governed by His Highness Sheikh Saqr al Qasimi. Al Jazeera Al Hamra is one of the oldest coastal villages in the United Arab Emirates. The village has towers, mosques and forts and is great for any historian to explore.


The Pyramids of Giza are prehistoric memorials and were built for the royal families. The tombs were heavily guarded back in the day. Islamic Cairo has several mosques and historic monuments as well. Aswan is a tranquil town in Egypt, and the town has several historic temples.


Brittany has remote islands, beaches, and castles. The region has several seaside villages. Quimper and Nantes are two picturesque towns in Brittany. Notre Dame de Paris the historic catholic cathedral is famous for its French gothic architecture and is one of the largest churches in the world. The Palace of Versailles was built in the seventeenth century, and the French royal family lived in the palace in the 17th and the 18th century.


Canterbury is one of the oldest cathedrals in England and has an amazing medieval atmosphere. St. Albans is one of the oldest towns in the United Kingdom. It was established in the first century and is a great place to explore for history. Stonehenge is one of the most famous landmarks in the United Kingdom and is said to have been constructed in 3000 BC.

Regardless of where you are in the world, you are only a few thousand miles away from a historic attraction. When you leave these historic destinations, you will have a better understanding of the ancient world and will also have a new appreciation of ancient architecture.