One of the most underrated parts of a luxury trip, whether local or in another country, is the part where ancient ruins, formations or buildings of a certain destination are explored. For some tourists, this is the segment of their getaway that they least expect, but they still choose because it is part of their all-inclusive trip. What we often overlook is the part that seeing these destinations with the naked eye gives us a glimpse of what life was like. We hope to do justice to some of the most magnificent and historically rich cities in the world.
Machu Picchu in Peru. The ruins of this ancient Incan civilization are often promoted for their mysterious and borderless dark beauty. While it’s true that the ruins are beautiful (Inca is known for its enigmatic walls, after all), it’s the things we don’t see that make it more interesting. Here’s a tip: to better appreciate your trip to this ancient city, schedule a tour of its secret museum: the Manuel Chávez Ballón Site Museum. Make sure you have it as a side trip if it’s not part of your included travel deals.
Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The sacred temples of this city are only part of the package of what is one of the most magnificent destinations in the world. This historic site built hundreds and hundreds of years ago was dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, and must have been truly favored by the gods for its perfect perfection in terms of balance and proportion. With her beauty, Angkor Wat has really served one of her purposes, which is to become a model of the cosmic world on Earth.
Mont Saint Michel in France. Speaking of beautiful places of worship, this stunning building on the French border is also a contender. In the past, monks sought a secluded place, which is preferably elevated, so that they could physically draw closer to God. The abbey above this “mountain” is where it is believed that the archangel Michael took a bishop to build such a tall and powerful church, resulting up to this impressive church.
Teotihuacan in Mexico. In this ancient city, you will find pyramids as wonderful as those of Giza. In fact, one of them, the Pyramid of the Sun, has about the same base as the Great Pyramid of Khufu. Aside from the outstanding architecture, these structures are also proof of the breadth of ancient Mexican people’s knowledge of astronomy. The pyramid of the Sun is at the center of all other structures, interestingly reflecting the Solar System.
If you’re wondering why Rome isn’t on this list, it’s because there’s so much to learn about the city and a snippet wouldn’t do justice to what it offers. Check out this article for a list of places to see when making your luxury trip to Rome.