Sacred Places of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Most Peaceful and Powerful Destinations

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National Geographic Society, 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 399 pages
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This inspirational book showcases 500 of the world's most powerful and spiritual places–and guides modern-day travelers who wish to visit them.

With eloquent text, hundreds of gorgeous full-color images, and practical visitor information, Sacred Places of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Most Peaceful and Powerful Destinations highlights fascinating icons of many religions around the world and offers an intriguing window into the cultures that created them. From prehistoric burial chambers to modern monuments and sanctuaries, each site’s history, lore, and appeal is evocatively detailed.

Nearly 300 locator maps point out pilgrimage routes, temples, mountains, churches, and holy places, including Mont St.-Michel Abbey in France, founded after a reported vision of the Archangel Michael; the White Horse Temple in China, site of the country’s first Buddhist temple, dating from the first century A.D.; Machu Picchu in Peru, whose origins lie in obscurity; and Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, said by many to be the holiest city in the world. A follow-up to the bestselling Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips, this beautiful book answers the call of the spiritual traveler while also appealing to the many readers interested in sites of unique cultural heritage.

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Review: Sacred Places of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Most Peaceful and Powerful Destinations (Journeys of a Lifetime)

User Review  - Regina Hunter - Goodreads

Amazing pictures and places, speaking of Ireland, Scotland and England... they are filled with sacred wells! I really do want to see place of 10,000 Buddhas, my teacher said she learned way to count ... Read full review

Review: Sacred Places of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Most Peaceful and Powerful Destinations (Journeys of a Lifetime)

User Review  - Sharon - Goodreads

Lovely book, beautiful pictures. I did wish they would provide more infomation about the site and why it is a spiritial spot. Provides good infomation for those planning to visit the sites. Read full review

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