5 Beautiful Religious Sites From Around The World You Should Visit

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A lot of people enjoy absorbing the culture while they're abroad, so I've talked about some amazing religious sites they should visit.

If you're looking for a different kind of adventure you might want to explore some of the most religious sites in the world. Even if you're not religious it's still nice to tick them off your list. Because they are so popular they're all magical places to visit, but we're going to take a look at a small selection of the most exciting ones from around the world.
5 Beautiful Religious Sites From Around The World You Should Visit
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Kashi Vishwanath Temple
This magnificent temple has two big domes and it sits along the bank of the River Ganges, one of the most famous and holiest rivers in the world. This is the most holy Hindu site in the world and millions of people visit it every year where they cleanse themselves in the water. Hindus believe bathing in the river will eliminate or reduce their chances of being reincarnated. Varanasi is also a bustling city and there are plenty of other things you can see and do.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple
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St. Peter's Basilica
Even if you're not Catholic you will enjoy looking up at the ceiling of St. Peter's Basilica because the paintings are some of the most beautiful in the world. It's also home to iconic statues and marble columns that will take your breathe away. You'll find the sacred building in the Vatican City, which also happens to be the home of the Pope. Rome is a marvelous place to visit with hundreds of attractions and the Vatican City is a short taxi ride away from the city center.
St. Peter's Basilica
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Western Wall
The Western Wall has been around for centuries and is situated inside the lovely city of Jerusalem. It's one of the holiest Judaism sites in the world and millions of people go to worship there every year. The wall surrounds the Temple Mount and there is only a small section left after being destroyed by the Romans 70 years after the birth of Christ. The wall is actually the closest Jews are allowed to get to the holiest site in Jerusalem which means it's going to be packed no matter when you visit.
Western Wall
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Westminster Abbey
London has many religious sites and Westminster Abbey is one of the most beautiful you will witness. Throughout history it has been the burial site of many great people including Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Charles Dickens. The Medieval cathedral is a thousand years old yet it still plays an important part in the lives of the British people. You've probably seen it on the TV if you've watched any of the royal weddings over the last few years.
Westminster Abbey
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Jokhang Temple
Even though Tibet has been through tremendous suffering over the last few years you'll still be able to visit the Jokhang Temple, the holiest site for Tibetan Buddhists. It was built in the 7th century by King Songtsen Gampo, the man responsible for unifying Tibet. It's also home to Jowo Rinpoche, a massive statue of the Buddha covered in jewels. Lhasa is a lovely place to visit although access these days isn't as simple as it used to be because of the Chinese.
Jokhang Temple
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Nancy Baker, the author of this article, is a freelance blogger who is currently writing for, Israel Bar Mitzvah Tours, a company that caters to the needs of tourist and takes their experience to a whole new level. She enjoys participating in art and graffiti competitions. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.

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