Some people want sun and sand, others want adventure, and some people just want great food and drink. But you might not be bothered about any of that. Maybe it’s a rich historical heritage that you’re looking for. Your family might roll their eyes when they find out that you’re taking them around yet another museum, but exploring the history of a country doesn’t have to be dull. There are all sorts of places that you can see history up close and personal, rather than behind a glass case in a museum. If you want to plan a historical trip that the whole family can get behind, try one of these countries.
Cambodia has had a very rich, but troublesome history and you can see some of the remnants of it today. The temples at Angkor Wat are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country and for good reason. It’s the largest religious monument in the world. The stunning temple complex, boasting some of the most impressive architectural features in the world, was originally built as a Hindu temple in the 12th century and has since been adapted into a Buddhist temple. These days, it draws tourists from all over the world who are keen to marvel at its grandeur. Interestingly, it’s the only temple in the country that faces west.
If you want to visit the site of one of the most iconic ancient empires in the history of the world, look no further than Peru. The remnants of the ancient Inca civilization have been perfectly preserved. G Adventure Peru Treks are the best way to see the amazing temples and cities, set in the heart of the deep jungles. The people that live in Peru are still very traditional so you can get a glimpse of what life might have been like in these ancient civilizations and find a truly unique vacation experience.
If there’s one place in the world that’s famous for its impressive historical monuments, it’s Egypt. The pyramids are an iconic feature, recognized by everybody in the world. The main sites to see are the pyramids in Gaza, the Great Phoenix, and the Valley of the Kings. The atmosphere that you find there is something that you can’t find anywhere else. Visitors to the area always report that one of the best things about it is the way that it transports you back to that ancient civilization.
Once the centre of the most powerful empire in the world, that shaped modern society in numerous ways, Rome is littered with so many amazing sites of historical interest. The big tourist attractions like the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine and the Circus Maximus are all incredible sights to see, but they’re just the well known ones. The entire city is full of amazing renaissance and Baroque buildings so every street is a historical wonderland.
It’s always a struggle to get your family on board with educational outings, especially if you’ve got young kids. But if you take them to one of these countries you can be sure that you won’t get any complaints.