Hampi was once the imperial capital of the 14th century empire, Vijayanagar. Today, one can find its ruins spread over an area of 26km². However, the place is so stunning that it takes one back to the rich and vibrant history of those times. Hampi gives a chance to get a glimpse of those times with its captivating historical places. These historical places in Hampi make it a must- visit for history buffs and avid photographers. Temples and palace structures, ruins of medieval bazaars and towns and other important enclosures are some of the top historical places and undoubtably some of the top things to do in Hampi.