The 7 Best Countries for History Buffs

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A lot of our clients are famous history buffs, who find delight among Roman colosseums and Egyptian pyramids. Are you a lover of history but stumped on where to go next? Take up your globe and land in one of these top best countries in terms of history: 

1. Italy

A treasure-trove for history enthusiasts, Italy is home to the Colosseum, Pantheon, and countless Catholic architectural masterpieces. Head outside of Rome to check out Pompeii, the Tower of Pisa, Venice’s canals, and Da Vinci’s The Last Supper in Milano.

2. Greece

Greece is as popular as always, and it’s no wonder with the plethora of history here. Greek myths and legends spring to life in the old Acropolis of Athens, Parthenon, Old Olympic Stadium, ruins at Erechtheum, Athena Nike temple and Propylaea. Dive deep into history at world-famous archaeological sites and museums, then take a dip into turquoise Mediterranean waters.

3. Egypt

Home to some of the oldest great civilizations, Egypt is a must for any professed lovers of history. Admire the millennia-old monuments of the ancient world like the Great Sphnix, Great Pyramid, Temple of Karnak, and Luxor Temple.

4. Cambodia

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Cambodia’s ancient city of Angkor Wat served as the center of the Khmer Empire, which ruled most of Southeast Asia from the 9th to the 15th century. Its abandoned, long-forgotten complex would make any enthusiastic Indiana Jones giddy.

5. Poland

Come face to face with Europe’s dark history in Poland, location of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and discover the relatively preserved old towns of Krakow, Warsaw, Torun, and the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

6. Peru

There are fewer places so remarkable as Machu Picchu, perched on a cliff 2,430 meters above sea level. Built in 1462 and abandoned 100 years later during the Spanish conquest, Machu Picchu’s beautiful, untouched ruins make it an unforgettable stop on any bucket list.

7. Mexico

In the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula are the remains of the ancient Mayan civilization. Chichen Itza is a monumental testament to the complex history of Mayan-Toltec nations, with loads of temples, pyramids, and palaces to explore.

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