Get inspired for a lifetime together with monuments that have stood the test of time. Eloise Wales unearths alternative ways to see six romantic ruins
Ruins represent history and life that has stayed resilient for thousands of years. For your trip of a lifetime, explore the ruins in a unique way together and create memories you can cherish forever.
Dive in and explore the underwater Yonaguni ruins in Japan. Off the Ryukyu Islands, among the coast's rich coral reefs, lies an ancient underwater pyramid structure, 25m below the waters' surface. Discovered in 1987, it has been speculated that the site could be the fabled city of Atlantis... Check out a video of the dive and see what you think!
To the north of Cambodia's most well known temple complex, Angkor, are the temples of Angkor Thom; Bayon Temple stands tall at the centre of this complex. Treat yourselves to a journey in regal style from the South Gate of Angkor Thom City. Be whisked off your feet and taken to the Bayon Temple, courtesy of an elephant and your own personal guide.
Even today, almost 2,000 years after the wall was first built, there are sections of Hadrian's Wall that are still resiliently standing, a testimony to the Romans' determination and ingenuity. To try something different together, hop on a bike and pedal your way alongside, admiring its rock-solid foundation as you explore the English countryside.
Let you heart soar as you glide silently over the ruins of Ancient City of Thebes in a hot-air balloon. Taking in what has been known as the world's greatest open air museum. The views are magical at sunrise, a time the Egyptians believed to be the start of new life.
Saddle up for the ride of your life. Embark on a journey beginning in Cuzco the ancient capital of the Incas and ending in the spectacular ruins of Machu Picchu. Travelling through remote trails to this marvel of architecture will leave your hearts racing. Stay in the Mountain Lodges of Peru for a touch of luxe as you hike.
Explore the Roman Forum, once the heart of Rome. Hop on a Segway and cruise the Eternal City in your own personal chariot, or go at dawn for a magical experience before the crowds descend. When in Rome, do as the Romans do and wander over the Ponte Milvio at sunset to see where padlocks of love have been attached.
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