10 oldest cities in the world, which will impress with their originality

10 oldest cities in the world, which will impress with their originality

10 tourist destinations, for lovers of culture and history

CNN talked about 23 the ancient cities that are worth seeing with your own eyes. We picked the most amazing of them.
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Angkor Wat, Cambodia – a huge temple complex. In ancient times, together countless roads, buildings, canals, lakes and temples across the Cambodian countryside.

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Istanbul, Turkey – the historic core of Istanbul Hagia Sophia is located a short walk from Topkapi Palace of the Ottoman Empire in which there are various ancient artifacts, some of them belonged to the prophet Moses.

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Bagan, Myanmar – on the banks of the Irrawaddy river is a complex with 2,000 Buddhist temples. It has been preserved since the 11th century. The military government of Myanmar hide it from international eyes.

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Tikal, Guatemala – hidden in the jungles of Guatemala Tikel, was a stronghold of the Maya. It reflects more than a thousand years of cultural development, starting from 600 years B. C. E. the image shows one of the most important temples – the Temple I or Temple of the Jaguar.

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Kyoto, Japan’s Imperial capital for 1000 years, keeps its ancient traditions. Despite the fact that from all sides comes the world of innovation. It survived more than 1000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.

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Timbuktu, Mali – was an important educational center. It was before Sugar was nearly consumed, and then it swept the French colonists. Guards today to keep the manuscript, adhering to the ancient traditions of care for the paper.

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Machu Picchu, Peru – the ancient mysterious city sits at an altitude of 2450 meters above sea level. Located on the Andean mountain range. It was built by the Incas more than 500 years ago and its originality attracts thousands of visitors a day.

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Ellora, India – the temple cave complex, hewn out of the rock and to this day remains not fully investigated. There are temples dedicated to three religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. The construction of the complex lasted from the 6th to the 9th century, i.e. about 400 years.

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Petra, Jordan – since 300 years BC the city is famous for its magnificent buildings carved into the cliffs of red Sandstone. Gorges and canyons surround the city, creating a maze of passages. Thanks to them, the buildings were hidden from the Europeans for many centuries.

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Cairo, Egypt – in addition to pyramids of Giza, located on the outskirts, the city itself also has a thousand-year history. The muizz street is one of the most important historical streets, located in the Islamic quarter. There are important Islamic shrines.

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