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

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National Geographic Books, 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  - Keri West - Goodreads

Beautiful photos but you've probably already heard of most of these places. The locations may be peaceful and powerful but this book doesn't bring you on an emotional journey. I was hoping to be moved ... 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  - Goodreads

Beautiful photos but you've probably already heard of most of these places. The locations may be peaceful and powerful but this book doesn't bring you on an emotional journey. I was hoping to be moved ... Read full review

Contents

Contents
9
Cradles of Faith
85
O Majestic Ruins
113
Daily Devotion
139
The Pilgrims Way
235
Ceremonies Festivals
267
Retreats 354
329
Glossary
388
Index
394
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