Some places in the world are filed with legends and myths, about great loves, warriors, gods etc. For some we know who built them, when and how, but for some we don’t have a clue. We collected some of those mythical destinations to get them closer to you, maybe one day you’ll be the one who will uncover their secrets.
- 1. Chichen Itza
The temple of the god Kecelkoatl in Chichen Itza is actually is the world’s largest calendar. Each of the four sides have 365 steps.
– By Wikipedia: Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya civilization. The archaeological site is located in the municipality of Tinum, in the Mexican state of Yucatán.
- 2. Easter Island
For the scientists it is not known how the large Easter Island statues, called Moai, were deployed on the islands. Legend has it that the former king of the islands had magical powers, so when he would tell the sculptures to go where he wanted, they immediately acted on his desire.
– By Wikipedia: Easter Island is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people.
- 3. Angkor Wat – Cambodia
This Buddhist temple is the largest religious building in the world. It was built in honor of the god Vishnu, and was the center of the Khmer Empire, only later to be completely abandoned. Wetlands around it is did not allow the temple to be lost in the jungle, so when it was rediscovered in the sixteenth century was still in good condition.
– By Wikipedia: Angkor Wat is the largest Hindu at first, then Buddhist temple complex and the largest religious monument in the world.
- 4. Jesus Christ monument in Rio – Brazil
Although the first thought of Rio is hedonism, the huge statue of Jesus on one of the nearby mountains makes the city attractive for believers seeking spiritual peace.
- 5. Giza, Egypt
The Pyramids in Giza, Egypt, will be enveloped in mystery until the scientists find a proper explanation of how the people in ancient times were able to build such massive temples. It is known that the ancient Egyptians were great mathematicians, but there are still various of theories that attempt to demystify these imposing buildings.
– By Wikipedia: The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.
- 6. Machu Picchu
The Lost City of the Incas was found in the early twentieth century, before that year its existence was only a legend. It is not known when exactly the city was abandoned.
– By Wikipedia: Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres above sea level. Machu Picchu is located in the Cusco Region of Peru, South America.
- 7. Petra, Jordan
Petra is a beautiful magical city built in the rocks. Looks like a fabulous fairy tail locatio. It was built in the sixth century BC by a local tribe called Nabateans””.
– By Wikipedia: Petra is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma’an, that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system.
- 8. Stonehenge
And Stonehenge is wrapted in many myths and legends because the science is still struggling to find an explanation of how these huge stones were brought here and by who’s order.
– By Wikipedia: Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, about 2 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks.