The Middle East: a gorgeous and vast territory with ancient wonders that can only be experienced there. Top it with endless bazaars of local goods, spices, and friendly locals and this seems like a dream adventure. It's upsetting that sometimes the news and internet-only focuses on the bad parts of these areas, but that's all about to change. The Middle East is made up of 14 different countries that are settled next to each other but could be thousands of miles apart because of their individuality.

The 10 highlighted countries below are filled with historical value and sites to see that cannot be successfully depicted in history books. These are a must-see for history buffs and people that enjoy everything the Middle East has to offer. Pair it with the appropriate etiquette for this spectacular area of the world and any traveler is ready to go.

10 The Three Pyramids Of Giza In Egypt Loom 450 Feet In The Air & Are The Only Surviving Wonders Of The Ancient World

When a person thinks of Egypt, they probably associated the typical desert-vibe, complete with pyramids on the horizon. While Egypt has much more to offer, the three pyramids of Giza are definitely a must-see. From left to right, the three largest are: the Pyramid of Menkaure, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Great Pyramid of Khufu. Most of these were built as tombs for the country's pharaohs and their consorts during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods.

In the summer months, this area boasts high temperatures, so anytime between October and April is best to visit these magnificent pyramids.

9 Cappadocia, Turkey Is Known For Its Spectacular Air Balloon Shows And Fairy-Like Chimneys

While visiting Turkey, Cappadocia is a definite must-see. This is a place where beauty meshes with historical importance, as well as modern technological advancements. Located in central Anatolia, this unique area is known for its fairy chimneys that were formed millions of years ago due to active volcanoes and erosion. Locals then worked their way through a network of underground chambers and other cities thousands of years ago. It's very evident that Mother Nature took extra time to create this beautiful masterpiece.

A bonus? Hot air balloon tours. Since this area is a sight to see on the ground, it's even better at a bird's eye view. Tourists can pick out their adventure based on their height preference, length of flights, and cost.

8 The Royal Tombs In Petra, Jordan Are A Must-See As It Was Carved Out On The Side Of A Mountain

Although this area is usually swarming with tourists, it's for good reason. The royal tombs in Petra are considered one of the seven wonders, as well as one of the best places to visit in the Middle East. The city of Petra was founded in 6th century B.C. by the Edomites, but it didn't really prosper until a group of nomadic Arabs took over and expanded the city by carving into rock.

From then on, it became an important trading hub. The architecture of this city is beautiful and while there are popular stops to make, it's also beneficial to find trails to hike and enjoy the beauty in privacy. The best time to visit is between March and May or between September to mid-November.

7 The Souq In Nizwa, Oman Is A Scene Straight Out Of Aladdin As It Has Stayed True To Its Historical Roots

Located in the heart of Oman, Nizwa has been able to skip over modernization and preserve its rich culture, architecture, and traditions. Surrounded by vast mountains, this small historical city looks like it jumped right out of the past with its bustling souqs selling handcrafted trinkets and magicians standing by to brighten someone's day.

Other areas to explore include the stunning Nizwa Fort and the Falaj Daris Park. The best time to visit these areas is anywhere from March to May and September through May.

6 In Ali'Ula, Saudi Arabia, Mada'in Saleh Is A Magnificent Tomb That Reflects The Skill Of Ancient Masons

This area is full of mystery, history, and prehistoric landmarks. This area has been a thriving civilization since the 1st century B.C., where it was an important trade and commerce center before a more modern world approached. There are many historical sites to see here, but among them, the most famous is Mada'in Saleh, an archaeological tomb. The craftsman work on the outside of the doors and walls show the skill of the masons of that time. The best time to visit this area is in the spring when the temperatures are mild.

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5 Shah Mosque In Isfahan, Iran Is The Safest Places To Visit In The Middle East

If a traveler wants to be dazzled by mosques, giant domes, and mind-blowing ceilings in all its geometrical glory, Isfahan is the place to be. Some of the buildings in this city are the most impressive in the entire Middle East, as well as being one of the most historical. This area has always been a home to a big community of scholars and throughout history, it often got its influences from Athens and Rome.

Today, you'll find that Isfahan is a modern, clean, and vibrant city. People flock here to learn, to grow, and to be a part of this under the radar city that exudes elegance.

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4 The Ancient City Of Damascus, Syria Is One Of The Oldest Inhabited Cities In The Word

The city of Damascus is one of the oldest cities in the world, being that it was established in the second millennium BC. One of the best sites to visit is the Umayyad Mosque, an outstanding structure that went from being a Jupiter Temple in the Roman Era, to a Christian basilica, dedicated to John the Baptist. From there, it became one of the largest in the world. Today, Damascus is an extremely safe city for tourists to explore and has basically remained untouched since the war.

3 Qasr Naous Temples In Lebanon Are Filled With Ancient Roman Ruins To Explore

Situated around 600 meters above sea level, this historic relic can be seen from miles away. Qasr Naous are Roman temples that have held up fairly well since they were built in 1st century A.D. Tourists can explore the rubble of the once entrance gates, the temple's altar, and the remains of a staircase. This sanctuary has been somewhat preserved by locals from taking stones of ruins and regrouping to restore some of the monuments.

Based on the opinion of Edward Robinson, an American biblical scholar in the 1800's, it's said that worship wasn't conducted inside, but rather outside. The inside domain was reserved for priests and valued statues.

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2 The Burj Khalifa In Dubai, United Arab Emirates Is The Tallest Structure In The World

Bringing it back to the modern world, the production of Burj Khalifa required a combination of science and ideals. At 828 meters and more than 160 stories, this takes the award for the tallest building to date in the world. It also boasts the tallest outdoor observation deck in the world as well as the tallest free-standing structure. It was originally named Burj Dubai, but in 2010, it was changed to its current name in honor of the ruler of Abu Dubai, Khalifa bin Zayad Al Nahyan.

It's a perfect picture from the ground, but if a traveler really wants to experience the building's height, they can take an elevator to "At the Top Sky" observation deck, 555 meters above the ground.

1 The Old City Of Jerusalem, Israel Is The Holiest Place For The Three Main Monotheist Religions

It doesn't matter which religion a person practices, they know that Jerusalem holds an important place in Christian, Muslim, and Jewish values. This city has found a perfect balance of modernism and tradition and history, which means that a traveler can enjoy nights out, but still explore historical sites during the day. Not only is its architecture amazing, but the ambiance is vibrant and the locals are welcoming.

Jerusalem is one of those cities that requires at least a couple of days worth of exploration to really understand all that it has to offer.

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