Philosophy and travel – these are two topics that are rarely put together, but once you do, the result is quite impressive. Most of the philosophers talk about nature and people, but the knowledge of a philosopher should not be bounded.
As the famous saying goes, traveling broadens mind and it is the best source of knowledge which we would never get otherwise.
History as well as future is written all over the world and one can pursue this knowledge only by traveling to these wonderful and sometimes mysterious places. There are numerous stories of history hidden in artifacts that are yet to be revealed and there are so many thoughts that are yet to be pondered.
Listed below are a handful from the long list of places you can visit to broaden your mind.
The famous Taj Mahal of India is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh and was constructed by Shah Jahan, the emperor of the Mugal Empire in the 17th century in honor of his wife.
With a robust pink sandstone base and an enormous white marble dome that reaches 171 meters in height, Taj Mahal represents unique Indian culture which draws many art lovers and historians to this wonderful monument. What draws the attention of the philosophers is how this mausoleum has been able to depict the religious diversity of the country.
The finial of the Taj Mahal is a crescent moon, the ultimate symbol of Islam and its horns are pointing upwards which gives the illusion of a triton, the symbol of God Shiva, a powerful Hindu God.
Built in 1190 as Philippe Auguste’s fortress, Louvre Museum has its own history to cover in addition to 35,000 pieces of important Art of the world that it holds today.
It started displaying royal collections in the 17th century and after the famous French Revolution, the fortress was converted to a formal museum. Currently, it takes care of world famous arts and sculptures including Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, the raft of the medusa, psyche, liberty leading the people, Cy Twombly’s ceiling, Oedipus and the sphinx, Milon de croton and many more.
Princess Diana’s grave
Another popular place of visit for philosophers is the grave of Princess Diana, which is situated in the Spencer family estate in North Hampshire. Some people tend to call her the lady of the lake as her remains are buried in the Round Oval island where four black swans are currently living.
The path to the island is decorated with 36 birch trees, her age when she died.
Stirling Scotland battlegrounds
Stirling battlegrounds of Scotland are another good place to visit for philosophers, which holds monuments from the battle wars of independence. The battlegrounds are located near the River Forth which is said to be chosen by the famous hero, William Wallace in 1297 to attack the English forces and drive them off.
The National Wallace monument is situated nearby in Abbey Craig and from the top of the tower, the battlefields, as well as the surrounding countryside can be viewed. Another famous hero of Scotland is Robert Bruce, who led the Battle of Bannockburn, and whose battlegrounds are also located in Stirling.