Best Destinations for History Buffs

Hey, history buff! If you’ve exhausted your list of local museums, traveled abroad to see castles and battle sites, and planned vacations around ancient ruins, then you probably already know about the places the below. But have you visited them yet?

Icheri Sheher, Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku: Explore the sandstone buildings, the winding streets, and the carpet shops of Icheri Sheher in Azerbaijan.

Photo: FSG777 via stock.xchng
Photo: FSG777 via stock.xchng

Doha: See wooden dhows, souqs, mosques, and the largest Islamic art collection in the world along Qatar’s waterfront.

Photo: I, Ruud Zwart [CC-BY-SA-2.5-nl (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/nl/deed.en), GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or FAL], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: I, Ruud Zwart [CC-BY-SA-2.5-nl (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/nl/deed.en), GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or FAL], via Wikimedia Commons
Djenné: Travel deep into the desert to visit one of Africa’s oldest communities—and one of the largest mudbrick buildings in the world—in Mali.

Photo: Stomac (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.0-fr (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/fr/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Stomac (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.0-fr (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/fr/deed.en)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Bukhara: Find the “city of museums”—plus minarets, mosques, and madrasahs—along the Silk Road in Uzbekistan.

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