The history of some cities began several millennia ago.
Despite his advanced age, they beckon their riddles.
The experts identified the top ten most interesting old cities on the planet.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
It was a big city with lots of roads, canals and temples. Today, an abandoned complex of churches is considered one of the most important UNESCO heritage sites.
This is one of the most famous cities in the world. About its beauty and grandeur were not written one novel. Today about the incredible history of Rome to tourists reminiscent of the Coliseum, which is almost two thousand years.
Istanbul is located on two continents – Europe and Asia. It is in the center of the city is the Hagia Sophia – the main Palace of the Ottoman Empire.
However, since Istanbul has changed a lot. Now he is considered one of the most important cultural centers in the world.
Two thousand Buddhist temples along the Irrawaddy river makes this city so unique.
Despite the obvious cultural and historical significance, UNESCO failed to declare pagan world heritage site for political reasons.
It is the largest of the ruined cities of the ancient Mayan. It’s hidden in the jungles of Guatemala and famous for its palaces, temples and squares. Called one of the highest achievements of mankind.
This is one of the largest cities in the world. Tourists are advised to see the tombs, which are over 4,500 years, and the collection of the Egyptian Museum. Rumor has it that it is unbelievable.
This city was founded in 518 BC, Darius the king. Already two centuries later it was captured by Alexander the great. And after some time, the town destroyed by the great fire.
Despite this fate, the city is the incredible architecture of those times, because there are the ruins of many buildings.
Kyoto is definitely the city for meditation and reflection. In the past the city was the capital of Imperial Japan, has preserved the old traditions and happy to learn something new.
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That is why there are thousands of Buddhist temples paparella live with the incredible pace of modern people.
The city has preserved ancient buildings that demonstrate the rich history and culture of Beijing. After all, the city three thousand years.
UNESCO protects six incredible buildings of Beijing: Forbidden city, Temple of heaven, Summer Palace and Imperial garden, the Imperial tombs of the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Central axis of Beijing and the Great wall of China.
Machu Picchu, Peru
The city is located on top of the ridge of the Andes at an altitude of 2450 meters. This ancient settlement of America often called the “city in heaven” and “lost city of the Incas”.
The city towers above the tropical jungle and captures its stone temples and terraces.
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