History buffs make it a point to list down cities and places that have changed the way people live. Some remarkable eras in history include the glory of the Roman Empire, the excitement of the Silk Trade, the discovery of the mysterious Pyramids of Egypt, and the World Wars.
Given a chance to tour any location filled with historical importance can be the trip of a lifetime for travellers who love to explore culture, people and their part in history. Some notable places to visit are the following.
The city of Bath is located about a hundred miles from the busy streets of London. It is a great day trip for those who are interested to see the glorious past of the Roman Empire. The city is home to the “Roman Baths,” which is an archaeological site erected in the 43 A.D.
The Romans loved to bathe in the natural hot springs in the area and built temples and public baths then. Presently, there are various modern constructions here, including hotels, resorts and bed and breakfasts that cater to those who are travelling for a short break in the historic city of Bath.
Malacca or the Melaka is one of the smallest states of Malaysia, yet it is one of the richest in history. Melaka was once a formidable kingdom in Southeast Asia and used to have the busiest port of trade in the 15th century. Its location made it a strategic point for trade ships to dock because it was protected from extreme weather and there was less pirate activity in its seas.
The city was also occupied by Portuguese and then captured by the Dutch Governor and later became a British colony. Their influences are still present in the buildings around the city. Presently, Malacca draws tourists from all over the world, showcasing its rich culture and history through well-maintained 16th-century structures, roads and bridges.
Alexander the Great established this city in 332 B.C., and history buffs will have a blast just by being here. The city was home to famous historical faces like Julius Caesar, Mark Anthony, Euclid and Cleopatra.
The City of Alexandria now bustles with modernity while keeping its rich history and distinct Mediterranean atmosphere. You can explore fascinating structures and museums that hold much of the city’s ancient relics. This city is a favourite destination for those taking a cruise of the Mediterranean Sea.
The Forbidden City, Beijing
Located in the heart of Beijing, China, this graceful yet intriguing city is a world-renowned heritage site. China proudly opened the city to display its majestic Gu Gong Palace. This palace, built during the Ming and Qing dynasties, has 980 buildings and 8,707 bays of rooms symbolising the traditional Chinese architecture. The Forbidden City is considered as one of the largest surviving palace complexes in the world today and has inspired various cultural and architectural developments in the region.
There are dozens of other cities history buffs will surely love to visit, but these should be at the top of your bucket list.