Dec
27
2011

Top 10 Famous Historical Places/Cities In the World

There are many historical cities in which people use to live but with time they vanished or destroyed with time. The people of that time created many historical points, buildings and cities at their time with great effort as there were limited resources at that time. You can visit these historical cities/places and see those grand, amazing historical places.

10. Athens (Greece)


This is famous about Athens that this is the wealthiest and largest state in the history of Greece in the classical history of the establishment of the ancient city. At that time it was the capital city with 3.7 million people that shows that it has grown a lot. Famous places of this city are Temple of Olympian Zeus, Acropolis, and Parthenon.

9. Jerusalem (Israel)


This is known as holy city, its name is mentioned in New Testament of the Bible. This is the center of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism that has been known since the 10th century. It was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 and it has been called the old city. This is the largest city of Israel.

8. Beirut (Lebanon)


This is the biggest city found in Lebanon and known as Berut, which is the favorite place of the wealthiest people from Europe and Saudi Arabia. It is acclaimed to be the cosmopolitan city, the center of financial and commercial transactions and trade.  It is also called as Paris of the Middle East.

7. Jericho (Israel)


It is famous as the city of Palms that is near the Dead Sea and Jerusalem by approximately 55 kilometers. It is located with Jerusalem, Jericho is one of the cities mentioned in the Old Testament that was conquered by Joshua as noted in the book of Judges.

6. Aleppo (Syria)


This is a Muslim place with so many mosques in it. This is located in Syria, which is also the second largest city in the country. The well preserved way of living and behavior of the people makes it the friendliest place in the world.

5. Sidon (Lebanon)


Sidon is located near the city of Beirut by about 25 miles or equivalent to 43 kilometers. It is one of the strongest phonetician cities, which is still in its original and historical form in its very essence.

4. Plovdiv (Bulgaria)


It has been in existence for about 5000 years where you could find the tallest hills in the world. The oldest and one of the largest mosques in the world located in this city. It found in between Balkan Range or Old Mountains and the plains of Rhodope Mountains.

3.Varanasi (India)


This is the sacred place of Hindus in India, which is one of the oldest cities in the world. It was also known previously as Kashi and Benares or Banaras in the northern part of India.

2. Byblos (Lebanon)


Byblos is another historical place and city, which is located in Lebanon. It is also also famous as Jbell in its Arabic name and was included or recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of the oldest places that you can visit in Byblos are the Northeastern Gate, The Crusader Castle, Tower Temple, and Kings Tomb.

1. Damascus (Syria)


This is the capital city of Syria and the largest city in Syria too. It was established around 10,000 to 8,000 B.C. Tourists and visitors from other countries have well applauded the well-preserved place in Syria that continuously attracts people to learn their old life and past.


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