Friday, June 17, 2011

Top 5 lost Cities

Lost cities are historical cities but it does not mean we have to forget them. There are a lot of lost cities that has their own history like being attacked by the outsiders and still the place is there for us to appreciate their architectural design and history. Here are some of the top five amazing lost cities around the world. 

SANCHI (India): the best-preserved group of Buddhist monuments


In Hindi, Sanchi means "Moulds of Stones." Sanchi is a small village in India located 46 kilometers from Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. This actually reminds me of the movie and the animated series "Avatar: the Last Airbender" I just don't know why.

PETRA(Saudi Arabia): stone structures carved into rocks


In Greek, petra means "rock." This is located in Ma'an, south of Amman which is Jordan's capital. It was built around the 6th century and this was unkown to the Western world until 1812. This is a historic and archaeological place known for its rock cut architecture and water conduits system. I would want to explore the inside of this place.

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MEMPHIS (Egypt): ancient capital of Egypt


Memphis was an ancient capital of Aneb-Hetch. Its ruins are located near the town of Helwan, 20 kilometers or 12 miles south of Cairo, the capital of Egypt. This was founded around 3000 B.C. By pharaoh Menes. You can see them when your in Cairo since the pyramids are so big! Has anyone seen "Despicable me?" Just a few minutes from the start where that kid jumped on the pyramid and was discovered that the pyramid was fake? LOL!

ANGKOR (Cambodia): Contains the world's largest religious monument


Angkor is a region of Cambodia that served as the seat of the Khmer Empire, which florished around 9th to 13th century. This was bulit during the year 1113 and 1150 by King Suryavarman II. The ruins of Angkor is located to the north of Great Lake, known as Tonle Sap, and south of the Kulen Hills. Who has seen the movie "Lara Craft: Tomb Raider"? Because they filed action scenes inside Angkor or was it a look a like location.

MACHU PICCHU (Peru): The Lost City of the Incas


Machu Picchu was built around 1450, at the height of the Inca Empire. It was abandoned just over 100 years later, in 1572, as a belated result of the Spanish Conquest. It is 80 kilometers or 50 miles away from Cusco, the Inca capital. Machu Picchu sits between two mountains namely Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu.


It is even featured in an American animated series, the Simpsons. 

I would love to travel and explore a lot of places like this. Getting lost would help you know that you are independent and adventurous just like the movie in the "The Descent." Places like this have now become a tourist attraction and has limitation in exploring the place. Ask some of your friends who share common interest in your adventure hobby to explore some places liek caves or mountains. Make sure that it is a safe place to explore and someone has already been to that place. Hope you'd appreciate the lost cities and not only that but also the history of everything that made most of the things turned out to be what they are now, positive or negative effect. Hope you enjoyed, till next time.

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