One of the best ways to learn about the history of a place is to visit an old city center, which exist all over the world, from old European towns to Asian settlements. These city centers are often a rich source of history and are usually located in a convenient place that is easy to reach. Depending on how these places have survived throughout history, you can gaze and explore the many streets and old houses, churches, cathedrals, and other buildings while soaking up the historical atmosphere. Various styles exist and are a sight to behold.
Various extinct civilizations and kingdoms that ruled over parts of our world throughout history have left us with incredible historical treasures. You can find these on almost any continent. From the elevated kingdom of Machu Picchu where the Incas once ruled to the Buddhist temples in the jungles of Indonesia and the Great Pyramids in Egypt, the world is rich in historical treasures and there is a lot to explore. These sites are often UNESCO protected world heritage sites and are landmarks for humankind and offer a deep sense of history.
A visit to a museum can inform you about the rich history of the country you’re visiting. You’ll learn of cultures and peoples, artifacts and treasures and so much more. Museums exists in all shapes and sizes. From huge national collections to small specific and unusual local places. These latter museums are also often worth a visit and you’d be surprised how much you can learn from a local museum. Museums also offer special exhibitions and activities for children and the whole family.