Dear readers, as you know we at BB work round the clock to bring you the best of what’s trending the world over. This time though we’re bringing you what’s big on the vacation front! For those of you, who are big on history and knowing about ancient cities here are five spots you must strike off your list.

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Athens, Greece

Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities, which means it has history galore! As the prime site for Greek mythology, every page in the book of Athens is a story about the Greek immortals like Zeus. Not to forget the Acropolis of Athens, the Parthenon, the Old Olympic Stadium and the distinct architecture.

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Rome, Italy

Rome is the world’s most ancient civilization and also one of the world’s most authentic historic places. The ruins of ancient Rome like the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum, the early Christian Catacombs of San Callisto, the Baths of Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, and the remains of Port of Ostia Antica. Phew, the list is endless. Rome’s historic glory is certainly not the one to miss.

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Beijing, China

Yes, the Great wall of China is Beijing's prime attraction but that goes for everyone, a true blue history lover will visit Beijing for its culture that is a reminiscence of the emperors that ruled centuries ago. The emperor's homes like the Forbidden City, the Ming Tombs and vast defensive structures which date back to the glorious Ming Dynasty are a must visit!

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Luxor, Egypt

Who can deny the mystic Egypt of its exquisite landscape? Famed for the pyramids of Giza and Saqqara and Museum of Antiquities, Egypt is a perfect holiday for those looking to delve deeper into its archaeological gems.  Some of the UNESCO-listed sites include the Karnak Temple, the Luxor Temple and the Valley of the Kings et al. Egypt is laden with plenty of ancient grandeur to explore and won’t burn a hole in your pocket!

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Paris, France

Paris qualifies as multiple kinds of vacations - literary, historic even artsy! If it wasn’t good enough that Paris is known for its writers and painters, it is also a place of historic relevance. Paris boasts of its repute as the world’s most ostentatious site. Its historic attractions, its medieval splendor of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Pantheon of Paris, the tunnels of the Catacombs and the museum of Musee du Louvre, Paris is an incredible experience for history lovers.