Every one of us wants to enjoy New Year and ensure that it’s more exciting than the previous one. We are now literally just a little more than 100 days away from witnessing the new dawn of 2016. Let the upcoming New Year be exhilarating and enlightening one. Kick-start the new year in style and visit the historical places that you haven’t seen before. It would be absolutely fantastic to delve deep into the pages of ancient era and learn a lot of new things. At the same time it also offers you an opportunity to see new places.
Here are some of the best historical places to celebrate new year:
1) Stonehenge, England: This historical structure is believed to be more than 3000 years old. Located near Salisbury in England, the stones of the structure belong to Wales. Historians and scientists are still clueless to reveal more about the Stonehenge mystery.
2) Taj Mahal, India: One of the finest works of the Mughal Period, Taj Mahal is the perfect historical destination when you are on your trip to India. Located in Agra on the banks of river Yamuna, this historical monument was built in the 1600s by Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his deceased wife. This UNESCO world heritage site is a must see historical spot for everyone.
3) Machu Picchu, Peru: Probably, the last remnant of Inca civilization, Machu Picchu is certainly a historical structure that takes your mind to a few thousand years back. This UNESCO world heritage site is located in Peru and attracts several tourists round the year. Visiting the site on a New Year day is amazing in itself. It is declared as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
4) The Great Wall of China: This world famous historical monument was built for the protection of Chinese empire against the invaders. Most of the walls surrounding the structure is believed to have been built around 7th century BC. The structure of the monument is made up of brick, stone. Wood and other materials.
5) The Potala Palace, Lhasa: If you have decided to spend the New Year near in China, then don’t forget Potala Palace located in Lhasa at the Tibet Autonomous Region of the country. Lozang Gyatso – the fifth Dalai Lama, was the founder of Potala Palace as he erected the monument in 1645. It has continued to remain as the chief abode of Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama, who went to Dharamsala (India) during the Tibet uprising of 1959. Now, it is a famous museum.
6) Acropolis, Athens: It is often said that Greeks were the most articulated architect during the ancient times when the world was entirely unaware of town planning. The Acropolis Hill is the most important cultural monuments in Athens, the capital of Greece. It is believed that the historical monument was built around 5th century BC when Greek art and creativity was at peak.
7) Statue of Liberty, US: The statue has almost become synonymous with the concept of freedom and democracy. In 1886, France gifted it to the United States to strengthening the message of democracy and liberty all across the world. Sometimes it feels strange that how a simple statue speaks so many things and inspired so many nations worldwide.
8) Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy: If you are on your voyage to Italy during New Year weekdays then don’t forget to see this historical monument. The Leaning Tower, located in Pisa (Italy) is nothing short of an architectural marvel. Strangely enough it is leaned at one side – beyond the theory of gravitational pull of earth. The construction of the building took around two hundred years for its completion. The construction of Leaning Tower was started in 1173 and completed in 1372.
9) Colosseum, Italy: This landmark monument is located in Rome and was built in the 1st century AD. As of now it is more than 2000 years old. It was once considered as the largest Roman auditorium in the whole world. It hosted several fights among the gladiators during the Middle Ages.
10) Arc de Triumph, France: This New Year day visit this historical monument and celebrate a silent new year in loving memory of French soldiers – brave souls who lost their lives for France during French revolution and Napoleonic Wars. The names of all French generals are engraved on this iconic French historical structure.