Here I will list the less popular ruins that are incredibly beautiful.
1.KALEKÖY , TURKEY
Kaleköy is one of the Mediterranean’s truly delightful spots. It also serves as a home to the ruins of the ancient Simena and a brilliant Crusader fortress standing above the hamlet looking out to sea. Inside the beautiful fortress, the ancient world’s tiniest theater is cut into a rock, and nearby you will find ruins of many amazing temples and public baths. Moreover, from the top, you may look down upon a field of Lycian tombs, and the old city walls are also visible on the edges.
2. CHOQUEQUIRAO, PERU
The hike to Choquequirao is absolutely spectacular! The remote ruins are often defined as a mini- Machu Pichhu. More interestingly, archaeologists have only uncovered about 30% of it from the jungle. Not so surprisingly, these ruins are visited by only about a dozen visitors each day. They are not very popular and this would be the best time to go so as to avoid the crowd.
3. JERASH, JORDAN
Jerash is the largest and most interesting Roman site in Jordan. Jerash’s incredible ceremonial gates, colonnaded avenues, impressive temples and theatres all say a lot about the time when this was an important imperial centre. It is so striking, that even the most casual fan of archaeology will enjoy a half-day at the site. I would suggest you bring a hat and sunscreen in the warmer months, as the exposed ruins can get very hot to explore.
4. DELOS, GREECE
Now, Delos is one of the most important mythological, archaeological and historical sites in Greece. It is the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Athens. In the ancient times, Delos used to be a bustling commercial center and shrine. Delos used to be a major religious center and port during the 1st millennium B.C. The island’s ruins comprise of Doric temples, markets, an amphitheater, houses with mosaics and the iconic Terrace of the Lions statues.
5. KOH KER, CAMBODIA
The Koh Ker is one of Cambodia’s most remote and inaccessible temple complexes. There are about 42 structures in Koh Ker and there are not many archaelogical records of this place, for which it remains an enigma. It was built around the 10th century.
6. PULA, CROATIA
Pula houses the best-preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy. Pula used to be an important provincial centre during the later period of the Roman empire and its legacy of public buildings from that time is among the most impressive buildings in all of Europe. Now, the most interesting part of this place is the Arena, that was constructed between 27 BC-68 AD, and is the only Roman amphitheatre in the world with a full circle wall and one of Croatia’s architectural gems.
7. TONINÁ , MEXICO
Now, Toniná is a less popular pre-Columbian archaeological site and the ruined city of the Maya civilization. It is one of the best in the Mexican state of Chiapas. There are striking temples, statues, impressive stuccos and more in this ancient acropolis.
8. TUNIS, TUNISIA
Now, Tunis has some awesome Roman ruins. The city of Carthage used to be the center or capital city of the ancient Carthaginian civilization. Carthage is the place where once the Zaphouan Aqueduct once filled the Antoine Baths. The Bardo Museum has some impressive mosaics that visitors can check out.
9. AYUTTHAYA, THAILAND
Ayatthuya was once one of the world’s greatest capitals. It used to be the capital of the Kingdom of Siam. There are three striking stupas at Wat Phra Si Sanphet that are absolutely worth checking out. Also, the awesome crypt at Wat Ratchaburana is worth a visit.