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When I was young I harbored dreams of being an archaeologist.

Although I didn’t make it my profession, I have never lost my love of ancient history.

That means I’ve visited some of the world’s best ancient sites (still got loads on my bucket list though!) There are so many magnificent destinations so I’ve narrowed down the list for you.

1. Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu is definitely one of the top destinations for history buffs.

Hidden in the midst of a jungle on the eastern slopes of the Andes mountain range, the location is home to an amazing array of ancient remains that date back to the extinct Inca civilization.

Know as the Lost City, Machu Picchu was built in 1462 and was abandoned a century later.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and it takes a four-day hike to arrive at the remains!2

2. Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan

Known as the Red Rose City and filled with awe inspiring structures carved out of sandstone, Petra was once a busy hub of trade including spices and silk that has connections with India, China, Egypt and Greece.

Today it is regarded as an historical treasure and receives up to thousands of visitors every day.

The city’s monastery, treasury and theatre are among its most popular sites.

3. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

This ancient city in the heart of Cambodia was once the centre of the mighty Khmer Empire that ruled South East Asia.2

As the empire began to fade, they left behind this array of magnificent buildings and temples, and Angkor Wat was eventually reclaimed by the jungle and remained undiscovered all the way up until the 1860s.

Travelers can visit the stunning temples and wind their way through the incredibly maze of Preah Kan.

4. Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza, Mexico

This amazing destination is hidden deep in the jungle of the Yucatan Peninsula, and the preserved ruins give you an insight in to one of the largest cities of the Mayan civilization.

The site is filled with amazing ceremonial structures like pyramids, palaces and temples, with the Temple Of The Warriors being one of the most amazing ancient ruins you are ever likely to see.3

Khajuraho, India
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