Our world is full of wondrous destinations. Some places are popular for their scenic beauty while others are popular because of their historical background. Then there are places which are visited by millions of people every year because of their astounding spiritual influence. These places offer a serene and soothing environment, so even if you aren’t a religious person, you’ll feel a deep sense of peace and positivity surrounding your soul. Some of these destinations are not sacred in a conventional manner, but visitors of these attractions have experienced strong spiritual connect while being there. Let’s discover the 7 most sacred destinations of the world –
Canterbury Cathedral – Seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the mother church of the Anglican Communion, Canterbury Cathedral has always been an important part of the British history. In 1170, the Archbishop (Thomas Becket) was murdered in this very cathedral. Post his death, the church became an extremely popular tourist destination.
Baalbek – Located in the hills of Lebanon, Baalbek Temple Complex is one of the most charming tourist attractions of the country. The ancient temple complex was built with blocks of stone, some of which weighed around 1200 tons. These structures are considered to be the largest pieces of stonework, ever build by humans.
Stonehenge – British Isles is the home to more than 900 stone circles and it is believed that originally, more than 1800 of these circles were built in the country. Ideally these megalithic structures should be called stone rings, instead of stone circles, since many of these form non-circular shapes. Stonehenge however is a circle.
Machu Picchu – Located in Peru, the ruins of Machu Picchu were rediscovered in the year 1911 by Hiram Bingham, an archaeologist from Yale. The site is often regarded as the most beautiful ancient destination in the world. It is believed that Machu Picchu is one of the oldest religious sites in the world, where some of the most important spiritual ceremonies used to take place.
The Great Pyramid – Easily the most mysterious historical structure built on this planet, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest as well as the largest pyramid in the world. It is built from approx 2.5 million building blocks made up of limestone, each weighing over 2.5 tons. This majestic structure amazes its visitors, so much so that many people describe the experience to be a little overwhelming.
The Parthenon – Located in the ancient city of Athens, the Parthenon is an imposing Greek architecture which was named after Athena Parthenos, daughter of Zeus. In the last 200 years, this establishment has inspired innumerable enchanted poets and painters. Its spiritual energy amazes its visitors like no other religious destination of the country.
Bagan Temples – Bagan Temples of Burma and Angkor Temples of Cambodia are the two temple complexes of Southeast Asia which are popular all over the world because of their massive sizes. Originally, the Bagan Complex had more than 13,000 temples, out of which 2,200 are still standing. The views you get to enjoy from this temple will simply mesmerize you and stay with you for the rest of your life.