Global Sacred Sites

AFGHANISTAN

  • Mazari Sharif: Tomb of Hazrat Ali
  • Kabul: Ziyarat-i-Sakhi (Shrine of the Generous One; sacred to Hazrat Ali)
  • Balkh Province: Chishmah-i-Ayyub (Shrine built over hot spring where Job is believed to have rested while journeying through Afghanistan)
  • Ashab al Kahf: Shrine of the Seven Sleepers
  • Samangan Province: Chishma-i-Hayat (sacred to Khwaja Khizr)
  • Herat: Gazur Gah, mausoleum of mystic Abd Allah Ansari

ALGERIA

  • Tlemcen: Shrines of Sidi Abed and Abu Madyan         
  • Cave art sites of Tassili n’ Ajjer
  • Roman ruins of Djemila, Tipasa and Kbor er Roumia

ANDORA

  • Meritxell; Shrine of the Virgin 
  • Canolich; Shrine of the Virgin of Canolich
  • Sant Antoni de la Grella; Church of Sant Antoni de la Grella

ARGENTINA

  • Basilica of Lujan
  • San Nicolas: Basilica of St. Mary of the Rosary
  • Stone monoliths near town of La Rioja
  • Difunta Correa shrine
  • Petroglyph site near Ichigualasto
  • Petroglyph site near Tunduqueral

ARMENIA

  • Echmiadzin: monastery and church
  • Geghard: monastery
  • Garni: pagan temple
  • Armenian Orthodox monastery of St. Arakelots, near Lake Sevan
  • Haghartsin monastery near Dilijan
  • Khor Virap monastery and shrine of St. Gregory
  • Zorat stone ring
  • Stone ring of Khoshun-Dash near Sissian.
  • Dolmen stones at Angelakoth
  • Monastery of Khdzhonk
  • Fertility stone on side of road from Sissian to Goris
  • Pagan monuments of Pordakar
  • Cathedral of Zvartnots
  • Ancient astronomical observatories of Karahundj
  • Metsamor observatory

AUSTRIA

  • Mariazell: church
  • Annaberg: church
  • Frauenberg: church
  • Hallstatt: church
  • Mariastein: church
  • Maria Taferl: church
  • Klagenfurt; sacred peak of Magdelensberg and three other sacred peaks of the Vierbergelauf (Four mountain) pilgrimage
  • Georgenberg; church of St. George on site of Celto-Roman temple
  • Teufelstein (Devil’s rock), 30 km east of Kapfenberg

AUSTRALIA

Aboriginal sites:

  • Uluru - Ayers Rock
  • Kata Tjuta –The Olgas
  • Wollumbin - Mt. Warning
  • Kunkuwarra, Western Australia
  • Warmalana Island, Western Australia
  • Barralumma, Western Australia
  • Noonkanbah, Western Australia
  • Umpampurre (Pea Hill), Western Australia
  • Wullunggnari, Western Australia
  • Pukamani Burial Poles, Northern Territories
  • Melville Island, Northern Territories
  • Balawurri and Ubirr, Northern Territories
  • Nourlangie Rock, Northern Territories
  • Yelangbara Beach, Northern Territories
  • Kulaluk, Northern Territories
  • Oobarr, Northern Territories
  • Ingelaladd, Northern Territories
  • Kulunbar (Katherine Gorge), Northern Territories
  • Devil’s Marbles, Northern Territories
  • Ngama Cave, Northern Territories
  • Winbaraku, Northern Territories
  • Mount Gulaga
  • N’dhala Gorge and Ewaninga, Northern Territories
  • Anthwerrke, Northern Territories
  • Ntaripe, Northern Territories
  • Arta-Wararlpanha, South Australia
  • Franklin River, Tasmania, Australia
  • Oyster Cave, Tasmania, Australia
  • Mumbulla Mountain, New South Wales
  • Kuring-Gai Chase, New South Wales
  • Red Hand Cave, New South Wales
  • Terania Creek Cave, New South Wales
  • Lennox Head, New South Wales
  • Goanna Headland, New South Wales
  • Woolool Wooloolni, New South Wales
  • Bulls’ Head Mountain, New South Wales
  • Mount Bingingerra, New South Wales 
  • Widgee Mountain, Queensland
  • Carnarvon Gorge, Queensland
  • Mount Tabletop, Queensland  (no longer in use)
  • Laura, Queensland
  • Pilbara, Western Australia
  • Depuch Island, Western Australia
  • Bungle Bungles, Western Australia
  • Mootawingee
  • Nullarbor caves
  • Koonalda cave
  • Nyungar; Island of the Dead, Western Australia
  • Bennets Brook, Western Australia
  • Yarnda Thalu, Western Australia

AZERBAIJAN

  • Baku; Zoroastrian fire temple
  • Mt. Besbaramaq Dag (15km/north of Gilazi)
  • Surakhan Zoroastrian site
  • Ardabil; shrine of Safi al-Din (1252-1334), founder of Safawadi Sufi order
  • The Maiden tower (Baku)- a cult structure of Zoroastrism epoch
  • Gobustan - cult structure of Zoroastrism epoch. (Baku Suburb)
  • Besh Barmak  (Siazan area) - sacred place of Zoroastrism epoch and Islam
  • Sacred cave Benovsha, sacred place of Islam epoch
  • Fortress Syhyb- sacred place of Eddilyr  (Cuban area)
  • Mountain Babadag (Cuban area)- sacred place of Islam
  • Khanagy (Ismailli area) – sacred place of Islam
  • Lagich- Fitdag- Javanshirkala (Ismailli area) – sacred place of Islam
  • Shahdag Mountain (Gusari area) - sacred place Shalbus Baba
  • Shemakha City - cult structures of Islam
  • Deri Baba mausoleum - settlement Maraza (Shemakha area) sacred place of Musulman

BANGLADESH

  • Sylhet: shrine of Sufi saint Halal
  • Pahapur: ruins of Buddhist monastery
  • Mahasthan: Buddhist ruins
  • Mainamati: Buddhist ruins
  • Kutila Mura: small hill with three stupas

BELARUS

  • Minsk: Cathedral of the Holy Ghost

BELGIUM

  • Oostacker, Ghent: Shrine of the Virgin 
  • Beauraing: Church of Our Lady with the Golden Heart
  • Brugge: Basilica of the Holy Blood
  • Banneux: Church of the Virgin of the Poor
  • Scherpenheuvel: Basilica of Our Lady of Scherpenheuvel
  • Wéris pagan site

BELIZE

  • Ruins of Altun Ha

BHUTAN

  • Wangdi Phodrang monastery; east of Thimpu
  • Kuje: Temple of Guru Rimpoche
  • Taktsang Lhakhang monastery
  • Paro Dzong monastery
  • Punakha Dzong
  • Trongsa Dzong
  • Gangtey Gompa monastery
  • Tango
  • Tamshing
  • Mt. Masang Khang is one of the many holy mountains in Bhutan

BOLIVIA

  • Copacabana: Basilica of the Virgin of Copacabana
  • Island of the Sun, Lake Titicaca
  • Island of the Moon, Lake Titicaca
  • Ruins of Tiahuanaco and Puma Punku
  • Ruins of Incallajta
  • Samaipata: Ruins of El Fuerte ceremonial site
  • Basilica of Virgen de Cotoca, Santa Cruz
  • Salar de Uyuni
  • Mt. Tunupa
  • Mt. Illampu
  • Mt. Koata

BOSNIA

  • Medjugorje: Shrine of the Queen of Peace at Medjugorje
  • Visoko: Bosnian Pyramids
  • Sarajevo: Tsar's Mosque
  • Blagaj: Bektashi Sufi Tekke monastery at cave cliff source of Buna River

BOTSWANA

  • Tsodilo Hills: rock art site and San holy place

BRAZIL

  • Salvador, Bahia: Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim is the subject of intense religious devotion by the people of Salvador and is the site of a famous celebration held every year in January.
  • Bom Jesus da Lapa: Pilgrimage church and cavern
  • Juazeiro do Norte: Shrine of Padre Cicero
  • Cogonhas: Pilgrimage church of Bom Jesus do Matosinhos.
  • São Paulo: Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of  Muquem

BULGARIA

  • Bachkovo monastery, near Plovdiv
  • Mountain of the Cross, east of Bachkovo monastery
  • Rila mountain; Rila monastery, Seven lakes on Mt. Rila
  • Ruins of Perperikon, Thracian site
  • Mishkova Niva megalithic site
  • Thracian Sanctuary Cromlech, Dolni Glavanak

BURMA

  • Rangoon: Shwedagon pagoda
  • Bago: Shwemawdaw pagoda
  • Kyaiktiyo temple
  • Mandalay: Maha Muni temple
  • Bagan: numerous Bagan temples and Shwezigon pagoda
  • Pyay: Shwesandaw pagoda
  • Monywa: Hpo Win Hill

CAMBODIA

  • Angkor temples

CANADA

  • Basilica of Ste. Anne de-Beau pre’
  • Soldier mountain (sacred to Ajumawi indians), Fall River valley
  • Montreal; St. Joseph’s Oratory
  • Chief mountain, near Ft. Macleod
  • Mt. St. Elias
  • Great Sandhills, south Saskatchewan
  • Wanuskewin, north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Moose mountain medicine wheel, Saskatchewan
  • Walbran valley, west coast of Vancouver Island
  • Writing-on-Stone petroglyph site, southeast of Lethbridge, Alberta
  • Lac Sainte Anne, west of Edmonton, Alberta
  • Medicine Lake, near Hidden Lake, southwest Alberta
  • Majorville medicine wheel, south Alberta
  • Valley of the Ten Peaks, Canadian Rockies near Calgary, Alberta
  • Keremeos Mound, southeast British Columbia
  • Cormorant Island, Alert Bay, eastern shores of North Vancouver Island
  • William’s Lake (Columneetza Lake), Central British Columbia
  • Petroglyph Park, west central coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia
  • Peterborough Petroglyphs, southern Ontario
  • Martyrs’ Shrine and healing spring, Ontario
  • Dreamer’s Rock vision quest site, Manitoulin Island, Ontario
  • Vision quest stone ring, Bannock Point, Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba
  • Shrine of burial of Kateri Tekakwitha, Church of St. Francis-Xavier, Quebec
  • Tipperary Creek medicine wheel, central Saskatchewan
  • Roy Rivers medicine wheel, southwest Saskatchewan
  • Turtle medicine wheel, southeast Saskatchewan
  • Twin peaked Klin-se-za (twin sisters) in Kootenay National Park

CHAD

  • Mt. Emi Koussi, Tibesti Mountains

CHILE

  • Santiago: Basilica of Our Lady of Carmel of the Maipu
  • Easter Island

CHINA

  • Mt. Heng Shan Nan, Hunan; Taoist mountain of the south
  • Mt. Heng Shan Bei, Shanxi; Taoist mountain of the north
  • Mt. Hua Shan, Shaanxi; Taoist mountain of the west
  • Mt. Tai Shan, Shandong; Taoist mountain of the east
  • Mt. Song Shan, Henan; Taoist mountain of the center
  • Mt. Emei Shan, Sichuan; Buddhist mountain of the west
  • Mt. Wu Tai Shan, Shanxi; Buddhist mountain of the north
  • Mt. Jin Hua Shan, Anhui; Buddhist mountain of the south
  • Mt. Pu Tuo Shan, Zhejiang; Buddhist mountain of the east
  • Mt. Huang Shan, Anhui
  • Matsu Temple, Meizhou Island, Fujian
  • Mt. Lu Shan, Jiangxi
  • Mt. Wu Yi Shan, Fujian
  • Mt. Amnyemaqen (Magen Gangri), Qinghai
  • Mt. Luo Fu Shan, Guangdong
  • Mt. Mao Shan, Jiangsu
  • Mt. Tian Tai Shan, Zhejiang
  • Mt. Lao Shan, Shandong
  • Mt. Zhong Nan Shan, Shaanxi
  • Mt. Ge Zao Shan, Jiangxi
  • Mt. Qing Cheng Shan, Sichuan
  • Mt. Shao Shan, Hunan
  • Mt. Wu Dang Shan, Hubei
  • Mt. Gu Shan, Fujian
  • Mt. Ding Hu Shan, Guangdong
  • Mt. Long Hu Shan, Jiangxi
  • Mt. Mai Ji Shan, Gansu
  • Mt. Kawakarpo, Yunnan
  • Mt. Kong Dong Shan, Gansu
  • Mt. Qian Shan, Liaoning (Taoist mountain)
  • Mt. Qi Yun Shan, Anhui (Taoist mountain)
  • Mt. San Qing Shan, Jiangxi (Taoist mountain)
  • Mt. Miao-feng Shan, Hebei
  • Mt. Huang Mei Shan, Hubei
  • Mt. Ji Zu Shan, Yunnan
  • Mt. Tian Long Shan, Shanxi
  • Mt. Jing Gang Shan, Jiangxi
  • Mt. A Yu Wang Shan, Zhejiang
  • Mt. Jizu

COLOMBIA

  • Las Lajas Church, near Ipiales
  • San Augustin archaeological site
  • Tierradentro archaeological site
  • Chruch of Our Lady of Chiquinquira
  • La Ciudad Perdita, in Sierra Nevada de Santa Maria
  • Buga: Basilica of Senor de los Milagros
  • Laguna de Guatavita
  • Bogota: Cerro Monserrate church

COSTA RICA

  • Cartago: Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels
  • Irazu volcano
  • Arenal volcano and hot springs
  • Poas volcano

CRETE

  • Knossos Minoan ruins
  • Lato; Minoan ruins
  • Mt. Ida
  • Amnisos: Cave of Goddess Eileithyia

CROATIA

  • Marija Bistrica: Marian shrine Our Lady of Bistrica
  • Rijeka: Church of Our Lady of Trsat and Franciscan monastery

CUBA

  • El Cobre: Basilica of Our Lady of Charity
  • Rincon: Church of San Lazaro

CZECH REPUBLIC

  • Prague: Shrine of Infant Jesus in Church of Our Lady Victorious in Malá Strana
  • Mt. Hostyn: cathedral and healing spring, near city of Bystrice; hill called Pani Marie Hostynske
  • Pribram: Svatá Hora Holy Mountain and Basilica of Mary

DENMARK

  • Bornholm Island: Templar churches

ECUADOR

  • Pichincha: El Santuario del Quinche
  • Cisne: El Santuario de la Virgen del Cisne
  • Banos: Church of Our Lady of the Holy Water
  • Ruins of Ingapirca
  • Ruins and pyramids of Cochasqui
  • Ruins of Rumicucho
  • Mt. Chimborazo
  • Mt. Cotapaxi
  • Mt. Tungurhua

EGYPT

  • Great Pyramid, Sphynx, Sphynx temple
  • Tell el Amarna
  • Abydos: Temple of Seti I and Osireion
  • Dendera: Temple of Hathor
  • Luxor and Karnak
  • Edfu: Temple of Horus
  • Kom Ombu
  • Philae: Temple of Isis
  • Dashur: Red Pyramid
  • Almuharraq: Coptic monastery
  • Deir el Qaddis Antwan: Monastery of St. Anthony
  • Deir Mari Bolos: Monastery of St. Paul
  • Mt. Sinai and Monastery of St Catherine
  • Siwa oasis: Temple of Amun
  • Cairo; Coptic church of Our Lady of Zeitoun
  • Mt. Serabit-el-Khadem: ruins of temple complex
  • Wadi el Natrun desert: monasteries of Deir el Soriani, Deir Amba Bshoi,
  • Deir Abu Markaryus, Deir Amba Baramus
  • Stone ring and megaliths, Nabta (west of Nile, southern Egypt)

ETHIOPIA

  • Axum: church of St. Mary of Zion
  • Debre Libanos: pilgrimage church of St. Tekla Haimanot
  • Lalibela; rock cut churches
  • Skek Husen: Islamic pilgrimage site
  • Gishen: Monastery of Gishen Maryam
  • Tana Kirkos island: monastery and church
  • Kulubi: pilgrimage church

FINLAND

  • Joensuu: Heinavesi monastery
  • Hameenlinna: Hattula church
  • Mt. Kilpisjarvi

FRANCE

  • Sts. Marie de la Mer; Gypsy pilgrimage church
  • St. Guilhem le De’sert: church
  • Le Puy; pilgrimage cathedral and church of St. Michael
  • Conques; pilgrimage church
  • Lourdes; Holy grotto and pilgrimage church
  • Rocamadour; pilgrimage church
  • Paray le-Monial; pilgrimage church
  • Vezelay; pilgrimage church of Mary Magdalene
  • Pontigny; pilgrimage church
  • Reims; pilgrimage church
  • Amiens; pilgrimage church
  • Paris; Cathedral of Notre Dame, Basilica of Sacre Coeur, Sainte-Chapelle
  • Chartres; pilgrimage church atop pagan sacred site
  • St. Anne d’Auray; cathedral of Mary’s mother on pagan site
  • Carcassonne; Basilica of St. Nazaire
  • Bourges; cathedral of St. E’tienne
  • Mont-Saint-Michele; Abby of St. Michael on pagan site
  • St. Baume; cave of the ascension of Mary Magdalene
  • Boulogne-sur-mer; shrine of the Virgin
  • Rennes le Chateau
  • Mt. Canigou; monastery of St. Martin
  • Carnac; megalithic site and nearby Locmariaquer
  • Gavr’inis Island; megalithic site
  • Arles; La Grotte des Fe’es megalithic site
  • Jersey; La Houque Bie megalithic site
  • Montsegur; Cathar fort
  • Mont Ventoux Celtic holy mountain and spring, Vaucluse; near Carpentras
  • Coat-an-Hay and Coat-an-Noz sacred Celtic forests, near Guingamp
  • Rennes area; Celtic sacred forest of Foret de Paimpont and megalithic site of
  • La Roche aux F’ees
  • Island of Ile de Sein; pagan holy island, accessible by boat from Audierne
  • Douvries-la-Delivrande; Celtic goddess site and Black Madonna shrine
  • Indre-et-Loire; Saint-Maure-de-Touraine church atop Celtic site
  • Montagnes d’ Arre’e; Celtic sacred forest of Foret de Huelgoat
  • Lagadjar megalithic site (143 menhirs), near Camaret, Finistere region
  • Summit of Puy de Dome, Auvergne, temple of Mercury and statue of Hermes (no longer standing)

GAMBIA

  • Stone rings, Kerr Batch, N'jai Kunda, Wassu

GEORGIA

  • Mtskhete: hilltop church of Dzhvari on pagan holy sites
  • Kutaisi: Monasteries of Motsameta, Gelati, Bagrati
  • Vani: Ancient temple city
  • Vardzia: Medieval cave city
  • Gori: Church of Ateni Sioni, Cave city of Uplistsikhe

GERMANY

  • Externstein; megalithic site
  • Owen; Celtic holy mountain of Teck / hill of Boelle and oracular cave of Sybillenloch
  • Baden-Wurttemberg; church of Murrhardt on Celtic/Roman sacred site
  • Speyer; pilgrimage cathedral on pagan sacred site
  • Aachen/ Aix-la-Chapelle; pilgrimage church pagan sacred spring
  • Colonge; pilgrimage cathedral, Shrine of the three Kings
  • Ettal; Benedictine Abbey
  • Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  • Rugen Island (northeast of Rostock); Temple of Arkona
  • Shrine of god Triglaw, Stettin
  • Shrine of Svaricic, Rethra

GHANA

  • Larabanga Mosque

GREECE

  • Athens; Acropolis, Asklepion shrine
  • Ruins of Delphi, Athena Pronaia, Mt. Parnasus (and Corycian cave and shrine of Pan and the Nymphs)
  • Delos Island
  • Ruins of Eleusis and nearby Mt. Kerata
  • Ruins of Dodona
  • Mt. Olympus
  • Ruins of Cape Sounion
  • Aegina Island; Greek temple ruins
  • Patmos Island; Holy Grotto of the Revelation, Monastery of St. John
  • Athos; monasteries and hermitages, Mt. Athos
  • Meteora; Greek Orthodox monasteries
  • Tinos Island; Church of the Megolohari, Mt. Prophet Elias
  • Temple of Hera; Argos
  • Profitis Elias cave (Ayios Ilias)(Haghios Hadrianos), near Tiryns; also Megaron on acropolis of Tiryns
  • Olympia; Temple of Hera and Temple of Zeus
  • Isthmia, shrine of Poseidon; 8k/east of Corinth
  • Island of Kos; Asklepion
  • Mt. Parnasus
  • Epidauros; Asklepion and sanctuary of Apollo Maleatas
  • Perachora-Skaloma shrine; Corinthia area
  • Marathon; cave of Pan
  • Island of Keos (Ceos); Bronze Age sanctuary of Ayia Irini and Lion of Julius
  • Camiros, Rhodes; sanctuary of Apollo
  • Sikinos Island; temple of Pythian Apollo
  • Mt. Euboia, Amarynthos; ancient festival site of Artemis Amarynthia
  • Mycenae ruins
  • Samos; temple of Hera
  • Mt. Hymettos, Attica; sanctuary of Zeus, cave dedicated to Apollo and the Nymphs
  • Mt. Parnes; sanctuary of Zeus and cave of Pan
  • Mt. Lycaeon; sanctuary of Zeus
  • Mt. Ithome
  • Mt. Ptoon; sanctuary of Apollo, sanctuary of Demeter
  • Necromanteion of Ephyra; Oracle of the Dead/Hades
  • Milos island, Sanctuary of Phylakopi
  • Mt. Aegaleos (opposite Salamis, west of Athens), Attica; temple of Apollo
  • Mt. Arachneion, northwest of Epidauros, near Ligourio; altars of Zeus and Hera
  • Mt. Pelion; lair of Chiron cave, home of the Centaurs; northeast of Volos
  • Mt. Kokkygion, east of Hermion, above Kranidi town; sanctuary of Zeus
  • Mt. Cyllene; Birthplace of Hermes, between Achaia and Arcadia
  • Island of Ithaki; cave shrine of the Nymphs (near Bay of Phorkys)
  • Namea; temple of Zeus
  • Island of Samothraki; Sanctuary of the Kabeiroi and fertility goddess Alceros Cybele (near village of Paleopolis)
  • Island of Poros; sanctuary of Poseidon
  • Mt. Lycabettos, Athens; sacred to Gaia

GUATEMALA

  • Ruins of El Mirador
  • Ruins of Uaxactun
  • Ruins of Tikal
  • Ruins of Yaxha
  • Ruins of Piedras Negras
  • Ruins of Altar de Sacrificios
  • Ruins of El Ceibal
  • Ruins of Quirigua
  • Ruins of Abaj Takalik
  • Ruins of El Baul
  • Ruins of Monte Alto
  • Ruins of Kaminaljuyu
  • Chiantla; Church of La Virgen de Plata
  • Chichicastenango; Church of Santo Tomas
  • Ciudad Tecun Uman; Church of Ayutla
  • Church of Entombed Christ of San Felipe, near Antigua
  • Lago Atitlan
  • Esquipulas; Church of El Cristo Negro

HAITI

  • Seau d’ Eau waterfalls and Sodo pilgrimage to village of Bonheur (60 miles northeast of Port-au-Prince), pilgrimage on July 17
  • Plaine de Nord, Church of St. James; pilgrimage festival on July 22-25

HONDURAS

  • Ruins of Copan
  • Tegucigalpa; Church of Our Lady of Suyapa

HUNGARY

  • Máriagyud: Marian Shrine
  • Máriakéménd: Marian Shrine
  • Gyor: Basilica
  • Márianosztra: Church of Our Lady
  • Vac: Complex of Seven Chapels
  • Godollo: Mariabesnyo Marian Shrine
  • Máriapocs: Greek Orthodox Church of St. Michael with Black Madonna

ICELAND

  • Mt. Helgafel
  • Thingvellir: Althing sanctuary

INDIA

  • Dwarka; Krishna temple of Dwarkadhish
  • Mt. Girnar; Jain temples and goddess temple of Amba Mata
  • Somnath; Shiva Jyotir linga temple
  • Shatrunajaya; Jain temples
  • Ujjain; Mahakaleswar Jyotir linga Shiva temple
  • Sanchi; Buddhist stupa
  • Omkareshwar; Jyotir linga Shiva temple
  • Nasik; Godavari River Kumbha Mela site
  • Ajanta caves; Buddhist, Hindu, Jain sacred caves
  • Ellora; Buddhist, Hindu, Jain caves and Grineshwar Jyotir linga
  • Mt. Abu; Jain temples
  • Nathdwara; Sri Nathji Krishna temple
  • Pushkar; Brahma temple, Saraswati  Savitri temple on lake-side hill
  • Ajmer; Shrine of Mu’in al-din Chishti
  • Ambaji shrine (between Abu road and Palanpur)
  • Amritsar; Hari Mandir Golden Temple
  • Govindval; Sikh temple
  • Anandpur Sahib Sikh temple
  • Vaishno Devi; cave of Kali, Lakshmi and Saraswati
  • Amarnath, Kashmir; Shiva cave
  • Leh; Buddhist monasteries
  • Jwalamukhi; Shakti Pitha shrine
  • Kurukshetra; Brahma Sarovara, Sannihit Sarovara, many temples
  • Haridwar; Hari-ki-Pairi Ghat, numerous temples
  • Rishikesh; Laksman Jhula, Neela Kantha Mahadeva temple
  • Devprayag; Raghunath Vishnu temple
  • Karnaprayag; juncture of Alakananda and Pindar Ganga
  • Joshimath; Vasudeva temple, Sankaracharya Math
  • Hemkund; Sikh and Laksman temples at Lake Hemkund
  • Badrinath; Badrinath temple and nearby five Badri temples
  • Kedarnath; Jyotir Linga Shiva temple
  • Gangotri; Goddess Ganga temple
  • Yamnotri; source of holy Yamuna River, Shani Prayag temple
  • Almora; temples of Kasar Devi, Jageshwar, Baijnath, Dwarahat, Bageshwar
  • Mt. Nanda Devi; sacred mountain
  • Vrindavan; numerous beautiful Krishna temples
  • Allahabad; Sangam Bath river site
  • Varanasi / Banaras; numerous temples, ghats and pilgrimage circuits
  • Saranath; Buddhist holy place
  • Kushinagar; Holy site where Buddha passed away
  • Gaya; Vishnupada temple
  • Bodh Gaya; Site where Buddha attained enlightenment
  • Rajagriha / Rajgir; Vulture Peak Buddhist site
  • Baidyanath; Shiva Jyotir linga
  • Mt. Parsanath; Jain temple
  • Tarakeswar; Tarakanath temple
  • Navadip; Dhameswara Shri Chaitanya temple, Devananda Gaudiya Math
  • Tarapith; Shakti Pitha temple
  • Calcutta; Kalighat temple and Dakshineshwar Ramakrishna Kali temple
  • Gauhati; Kamakhya Shakti temple
  • Puri; Jaganath temple
  • Srisailam; Jyotir linga and Shakti Pitha temples
  • Tirupati; Govindaraja and Padmavathi temples
  • Tiruttani; Subrahmanya hill top temple
  • Kanchipuram; numerous pilgrimage temples
  • Tiruvanamalai; Mt. Arunachala and Tiruvanamalai temple
  • Chidambaram; Sabhanayaka Nataraja Shiva temple
  • Swamimalai temple (near Kumbakonam)
  • Srirangam; Sri Ranganathaswami Vishnu temple
  • Palani / Palna; temple of Lord Muruga
  • Madurai area; temples of Minakshi, Tirupparangunram and Paramthirsolai
  • Rameshvaram; Sri Ramananthaswami temple, Gandhamadhana Parvatham Hanuman temple
  • Tiruchendur; Subrahmanya temple of Lord Muruga
  • Kanya Kumari; Kumari Amman goddess temple
  • Trivandrum; Sri Padmanabhaswami Vishnu temple
  • Sabarimala; shrine of Ayappa
  • Ettumanur; Shiva temple
  • Mysore; shrine of Baba Qalander Shah
  • Sravanabelagola; Gomateswara Jain shrine
  • Sringeri; Sharada Devi and Vidyasankara temples
  • Gokarna; Mahaballeswara Shiva temple and Ganapati Ganesh temple
  • Pandharpur; Vitthala Krishna temple
  • Bhimshankar; Shiva Jyotir linga
  • Guruvayur; Krishna temple
  • Deoghar; Vaidyanath Shiva Jyotir linga
  • Khajuraho; Jain and Hindu temples
  • New Delhi; Islamic shrines of Kwaja Nizamuddin Aulia, Khwaja Bakhtiyar Kaki, Kwaja Naseerudin Charagh-e Dilli
  • Sirhind; Islamic shrine of Sheikh Mujaddid Alfe Thani
  • Gulbarga; Islamic shrine of Khwaja Gesudaraz
  • Udipi; Krishna temple
  • Kukuteshvara; Shiva temple
  • Kolhapur; temple of Lakshmi/Amba Bai
  • Gangasagarar / Sagar Island; Kapil Muni temple
  • Amarkantak; hill top temples and source of Narmada river
  • Patan; Jain temples
  • Vadanagar; temple of Hatkeshvara Shiva
  • Chamba; Lakshmi Narayan temple
  • Mt. Rsyamukha Parvata (north west of Hampi)
  • Nagor; Dargh Sharif temple
  • Dudhai, Madhya Pradesh: Brahma temple
  • Khed Brahma at Idar, Madhya Pradesh
  • Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh; abode of Lord Venkateswara
  • Shrine of Shah ul Amir Qadir at Nagore, Tamil Nadu
  • Sikh shrine of Sakhi Sarvar, western Punjab
  • Hemis monastery (Tibetan Byang-cchub-bsam-gling, ‘Isle of Contemplation for the Perfect), 34 kilometers from Ladakh, Leh
  • Tomb of the Apostle St. Thomas, Mylapore, near Madras
  • Cave of Aish-Muqam; contains reliquary of Islamic saint Zainuddin Wali (who lived in cave during reign of Sultan Zainul Abidin Badshah 1408-61); Rod of Jesus relic belonged to saint. 60 kilometers southeast of Srinagar and 12 kilometers from Bijbihara, Kashmir
  • Srinagar; Shrine of Jesus (Yuz Asaf) known as Roza Bal, Kashmir
  • Vijayanagara Temple complex
  • Sankisa/Sankasia Buddhist site
  • Goindwal, Punjab Sikh site
  • Takht Keshgarh Sahib, Anandpur
  • Takht Damdama Sahib, Talvandi Sabo, Nanded, Maharashtra
  • Takht Hazoor Sahib, Bihar
  • Takht Patna Sahib, Patna
  • The 8 Svayam Vyakta Ksetras of the Vaishnavas are Srirangam, Sri Mushnam, Tirupati, Naimisaranyam, Thottadri, Pushkaram and Badrinath
  • Srimushnam, Tamil Nadu
  • Srirangam, Tamil Nadu

INDONESIA

  • Java; Dieng Plateau temples
  • Java; Borobudur temple
  • Java; Mt. Semeru
  • Bali; Mt. Agung and Besakih temple
  • Bali; Mt. Batukao and Pura Luhur temple
  • Bali; Mt. Batur and Mt. Abang
  • Lombok Island; Mt. Rinjani

IRAN

  • Tehran: Imamzadas (Mausoleums) of Shah-e' Abdal-Azim,
  • Bibi Shahrbanu, Abdul Qasim, Shan Tahir, Saleh
  • Kashan: Mausoleum of Abu Loolu
  • Qum: Mausolum of Fatima ibn Musa, Masjid Imam Hasan al-
  • Askari, Masjid Jamakaran, Shrine of Hazrat Masumeh
  • Mashhad: Mausoleum of Imam Ali ibn Musa al Ridha (Imam Reza), Gowharshad Mosque
  • Shiraz: Mausoleum of Hazrat Ahmed ibn Musa (Shah Cheragh)
  • Persepolis: Ruins of the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire during the Achaemenid period.
  • Isfahan: Jomeh Mosque, Imam Mosque, Mosque of Sheikh Lotfollah
  • Jam Karan: Mosque built by Sheikh Afif Saleh Hassan ibn Mosleh Jamkarani in 1006
  • Mahan: Shrine of Shah Nur-ed-Din Nematollah Vali  
  • Takhte Soleiman: Archaeological ruins of Takhte Soleiman on Holy Mountain of Shaz, south of Miyaneh, west of Zanjan, near Takab
  • Yazd: Zoroastrian sites in region of the city of Yazd: Pir-e Sabz (Chak Chak), Pir-e Herisht, Pir-e-Naraki, Pir-e Narestaneh, Pir-e Banoo
  • Bam: Ruins of the ancient city of Arg-e-Bam, built during Sassanian & Safavid times.
  • Yazd region: Atesyhkade Zoroastrian fire temple, Pir-e-Sabz Zoroastrian site, Pir-e-Naraki
  • Lake Hamun and Zoroastrian site of Kuh-e Khwaja (30 k/sw  Zabol), Pir-e-Pars Banu
  • Mt. Damavand
  • Prophet Nahum gravesite; Kurdistan
  • Gravesites of Mordecai and Esther; Hamadan
  • Qara chuch and monastery of St Thaddeus, 10 miles NW of Jolfa. Pilgrimage festival on June 19 (another source says near July 1)

IRAQ

  • Al Najaf; Mausoleum of 1st Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib, Masjid Hannana
  • Grave of Prophet Adam - 1st prophet and man on earth, Grave of Prophet Nuh
  • Al Kufah; Masjid Kufa, Masjid Hadhrat Ali, Mausoleum of Muslim ibn Aquil
  • Karbala; Mausoleum of 3rd Imam Hadhrat Husayn ibn Ali, Grave of Ali Akbar, son of Imam Husayn, Grave of Ali Asgher, son of Imam Husayn
  • Moosayab; Mausoleums of two sons of Muslim ibn Aquil: Muhammad ibn Muslim ibn Aqil, and Ibrahim ibn Muslim ibn Aqil
  • Al Kadhimain (Al Kazimayn); Mausoleums of 7th Imam Musa ibn Ja’far al-Kadhim and 9th Imam Muhammad ibn Ali al-Jawad (Ali al-Taqi)
  • Baghdad; shrine of Abd al-Qadir al Jilani (died 1166)
  • Samarra; Mausoleums of 10th Imam Ali al-Naqi and 11th Imam Hasan al-Askari, Sardab of 12th Imam Hadhrat al-Mahdi
  • Balad; Mausoleum of Imam Muhammad ibn al-Naqi
  • Al Hillah; tombs of Hamza and Prophet David, Ruins of Babylon, Tomb of Qasim b. Imam Musa al-Kadhim, Tomb of Prophet Ayyub , Tomb of Prophet Daniel, Tomb of Prophet Dhul Kifl - Known as "Chifl", Maqam Sahib al-Zamaan
  • Basra; Masjid Ali
  • Mosul; Great Mosque, Shrine of Prophet Yunus (Jonah), Ruins of Ninevah,
  • Healing spring of Ain Yunus
  • Madain/Salman: Tomb of Salman Farsi, companion of the Holy Prophet, Tomb of Hudhaifa al-Yamani, companion of the Holy Prophet, Tomb of Jabir b. Abdullah  al-Ansari, companion of the Holy Prophet, Masjid Jum'a - near the tomb of Salman Farsi
  • Ruins of Nippur
  • Ruins of Ur
  • Shrine of Sheikh 'Adi ibn Musafir at Lalesh, some 60 km north-east of Mosul; Yazidis Shia sect

IRELAND

  • Glendalough monastery and round tower
  • Lady’s Island
  • Blarney Stone
  • Mt. Gabriel
  • Rock of Cashel monastery and round tower
  • Kilmacduagh monastery and round tower
  • Mt. Croach Patrick
  • Knock, Marian apparition church
  • Tobar and Ailt holy well and Carrowmore megaliths (near Sligo)
  • St. Patrick’s island, Lough Derg
  • Slieve League mountain holy well
  • Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth megalithic sites
  • Inis Cealtra island
  • Hill of Tara
  • Baltinglass megalithic ruins
  • Drogheda; shrine of St. Oliver Plunket
  • Clonmacnois pilgrimage church
  • Holy Cross abbey
  • Monasterboice monastery and round tower
  • Killycluggin stone ring; 4 kilometers southwest of Ballyconnell
  • Scattery Island; monastery and round tower
  • Downpatrick; Wells of Struell
  • Kells; Round Tower
  • Brandon Mountain; stone circles and holy well
  • Skellig Michael Island
  • Kildare; cathedral and holy well
  • Kenmare; stone circle and holy well
  • Dromberg; stone circle
  • Loughcrew area megaliths
  • Ardmore Round Tower
  • Ballyvourney Well
  • Lough Gur and Lion stone ring
  • Uragh stone ring
  • Drombohilly stone ring
  • Ardgroom stone ring
  • Kealkil stone ring
  • Carrowkeel megaliths
  • St. Lazair's Well
  • Moneyglass; Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel, NE of Toome
  • Hill of Uisnech, West Meath

ISRAEL

JERUSALEM

  • Mt. Zion, Dome of the Rock, Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorossa, Gethsemane, Tomb of Bib Maryam, Tomb of Prophet Musa, King David’s Tomb, Tombs of sons of Hezir, Monument of Zechariah, Tomb of the Prophet Samuel on Nebi Samwill peak, Tomb of Simon the Just, Tomb of the Sanhedrin

BETHLEHEM

  • Cave of the Nativity, Tomb of Rachel, Beit Jala (near Bethlehem) Christian shrine of birthplace of St. George/Jewish site of burial of Prophet Elias/Muslim site of Khidr, the Green One

HEBRON

  • Cave of Machpelah with tomb of Prophets (Burial site of Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Leah)

TIBERIAS

  • Mount of Beatitudes, Tomb of Moses Maimonides (Rambam), Tomb of Rabbi’s Meir Ba’al Ha-Nes, Tomb of Rabbi Akiva, Tomb of Ammi, Tomb of Assi, Tomb of Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai, Tomb of the Shelah (Rabbi Isaiah Horowitz)

MERON

  • Cave tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yokkai (Yohai), Tomb of Hillel, Tomb of Shammai, Tomb of Rabbi Eleazar

HAIFA

  • Mt. Carmel, Elijah’s cave, Bahi’i shrine of Baha’u’llah

MT. TABOR

  • Basilica of Christ’s Transfiguration

JERICHO

  • Cave of Quarantana (near Jericho); site of Christ’s 40 day temptation

SAFED - ZEFAT

  • Tomb of Rabbi Isaac Luria (Rabbi Yitzchak Luria, Kabbalist)
  • Ari synagogue of Ashkenazim

SHECHEM

  • Tomb of Joseph

LYDDA

  • Tomb of St. George

OTHER JEWISH HOLY PLACES

  • Prophet Nahum gravesite; Kurdistan
  • Gravesites of Mordecai and Esther; Hamadan, Persia
  • Gravesite of Prophet Jeremiah; Fostat (Old Cairo), Egypt
  • Gravesite of Yehouda Benatar, Fez, Morocco
  • Gravesite of Chaim Pinto, Mogador, Morocco
  • Gravesite of Rabbi Amram Ben Diwane, Quezzan, Morocco
  • Gravesite of Yahia Lakhdar, Beni-Ahmed, Morocco
  • Gravesite of Moses ben Israel Isserles, aka Remuh, Krakow, Poland

ITALY

  • Ruins of Paestum, near Naples
  • Rome; Basilicas of St. Mary Major, St. John Lateran, St. Peter; Church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva (Mary over Minerva)
  • Assisi: Basilica of St. Francis, Temple of Goddess Minerva
  • Loretto: Holy House of Loretto church
  • Padua / Padova; Shrine of St. Anthony
  • Subiaco; Sacro Speco Holy cave of St. Benedict
  • Monte Casino; Monastery of St. Benedict
  • Monte Gargano
  • Assergi; Church and spring of San Franco
  • Fonte Colomba cave; St. Francis site
  • La Verna; St. Francis site
  • Civitella; Church of San Michael
  • Syracuse; Cathedral built over temple of Athena
  • San Giovanni Rotondo; shrine of Padre Pio
  • Monte Sant’ Angelo; Church of San Michele
  • Castelpetroso; Marian apparition site
  • Cervo; Church of St. George over temple of Celtic god
  • Varallo; Sacro Monte
  • Sagra di San Michele, Piedmont
  • San Michele church at Castiglione de Gargagnana
  • Tempietto di Clitunno (Temple of Clitumnus) near the town of Campello sul Clitunno
  • Norcia: Church of St. Benedict
  • Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Pianella, on the ruins of a Roman temple in honour of the goddess Vesta.
  • Venice: Santa Maria dei Miracoli
  • Monte Amiata, Tuscany, sacred mountain of the Etruscans

JAPAN

  • Mt. Osore
  • Mt. Iwaki
  • Mt. Haguro
  • Mt. Ga and Mt. Yudono
  • Mt. Bandai
  • Mt. Nantai
  • Mt. Asama
  • Mt. Ontaki
  • Mt. Fuji
  • Mt. Katsuragi
  • Mt. Hiei
  • Ise shrine
  • Izumo Taisha shrine
  • Usa shrine
  • Miyajima Island, Itsukushima shrine and Mt. Misen
  • Mt. Aso
  • Mt. Hiko
  • Mt. Ishizuchi
  • Mt. Nachi
  • Mt. Yoshino
  • Mt. Koya
  • Mt. Omine
  • Mt. Kongo
  • Mt. Tamaki
  • Kumano Hongo Taisha shrine
  • Kumano Hayatama Taisha shrine
  • Mt. Atago
  • Mt. Haku
  • Mt. Kirishima; Kirishima Jinga shrine
  • Mt. Chokai
  • Mt. Kaimon
  • Takachiho shrine, Kyushu 
  • Togakushi shrine, Nagano, Honshu
  • Island of Shikoku: 88 shrines of Kobo Daishi
  • 100 pilgrimage shrines of Kannon
  • Stone circles: Wappara, Oyu, Manza, Nonakado, Komakino, Morimachi, Achiya, Ono, Oshoro, Isedotai
  • Mt. Miwa
  • Risshaku-ji Temple
  • Mt. Daisen

JORDAN

  • Jebel Haroun (Mount of St. Aaron), near Petra
  • Mount Nebo (Nebi Musa)
  • Ruins of Petra

KAZAKHISTAN

  • Turkestan: Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi

KENYA

  • Mt Nyiro, sacred mountain of Samburu people
  • Namoratunga megalithic stellar observatory at the west side of Lake Turkana

KOREA (South)

  • Sanbang-san Mountain
  • Halla-san Mountain
  • Hyangil-am temple
  • Bori-am shrine
  • Songgwang-sa monastery and temples
  • Mudeung-san Mountain and temples
  • Geumjeong-san Mountain and temples
  • Haedong Yonggung-sa shrines
  • Jiri-san Mountain and temples
  • Tongdo-sa monastery
  • Moak-san Mountain and temples
  • Ma-i-san Mountain and temples
  • Haein-sa temple
  • Nam-san Mountain
  • Bulguk-sa temple
  • Palgong-san Mountain and temples
  • Gyeryong-san Mountain and shrines
  • Sogni-san Mountain and temples
  • Dosan-seowon shrine
  • Seosu-seowon shrine
  • Buseok-sa monastery
  • Taebaek-san Mountain and temples
  • Cheonjim-am Seongi Christian Church
  • Yeonju-dae temple
  • Jeoldu-san Mountain and temples
  • Inwang-san Mountain and temples
  • Mun-myo shrine in Seoul
  • Samgak-san Mountain and temples
  • Dobong-san Mountain and temples
  • Mani-san Mountain and temples
  • Bomun-sa temple
  • Odae-san Mountain and temples
  • Ojuk-heon Neo-Confusian shrine
  • Naksan-sa hill and temple
  • Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites

KOREA (North)

  • Song-ak-san Mountain and temples
  • Guwol-san Mountain and temples
  • Geumgang-san Mountain and temples
  • Myohyang-san Mountain and temples
  • Chilbo-san Mountain and temples
  • Baekdu-san Mountain and temples

KYRGYZSTAN

  • Osh: Sulaiman-Too sacred mountain

LAOS

  • Luang Prabang: Vat Xieng Thong, Vat Mai
  • Pak Ou Caves Buddhist shrine
  • Vientiane; Wat Si Muang temple, Pha That Luang stupa
  • Champasak Province; Wat Phu temple

LESOTHO

  • Ha Baroana San rock art site close to Nazareth village.

LEBANON

  • Baalbek ruins

LIBYA

  • Sabratha and Leptis Magna Roman ruins

LUXEMBOURG

  • Luxembourg: Cathedral of Our Lady of Luxembourg

MADAGASCAR

  • Royal Hill and spring of Ambohimanga

MALAWI

  • Nyika National Park. The protected area contains several sacred sites that are important for rain making ceremonies, including a waterfall, a small pool (Lake Kaulimi) and a mountain.

MALAYSIA

  • Kinabalu National Park.  The Kadazan Dusun people who live on Mt Kinabalu believe the mountain to be sacred as it is the resting place for their ancestors’ spirits.

MALI

  • Djenne: Great Mosque
  • Bandiagara region; Dogon shrines

MALTA

  • Island of Malta: Megalithic ruins of Hagar Qim, Tarxien, Mnajdra, Hypogeum, Hal Salflieni, Dar Galam
  • Island of Gozo: Ggantija megalithic complex and Ta Pinu Marian shrine

MAURITANIA

  • Village of Chinguetti: Moque

MAURITIOUS

  • Volcanic lake, Grand Bassin now named Ganga Talao, center of island; pilgrimage on the night of Maha Shivaratree every March, honoring Lord Shiva.
  • Annual pilgrimage, on September 9, to the tomb of Catholic priest Father Laval; Sainte Croix, near Port Louis

MEXICO

  • Mt. Citlatepetl Orizaba
  • Mt. Popocatepetl
  • Mt. Iztaccihuatl
  • Basilica of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe upon pagan sacred hill of Tepeyac
  • Naucalpan; church of Our Lady of Remedies of San Bartolo
  • Cerro de la Estrella / Mt. Huixachtecatl
  • Teotihuacan ruins, sacred Mt. Cerro Gordo
  • Cuicuilco pyramid
  • Monte Alban ruins, Dainzu ruins
  • Mitla ruins
  • La Venta Olmec ruins (and Olmec museum at Villahermosa)
  • Palenque Maya ruins
  • Edzna Maya ruins
  • Bonamak Maya ruins
  • Yaxchilan Maya ruins
  • Labna, Sayil and Kabah Maya ruins
  • Uxmal Maya ruins
  • Izamal; Maya ruins and pilgrimage church
  • Chichen Itza Maya ruins
  • Coba Maya ruins
  • Tulum Maya ruins
  • Patzcuaro; church of the Virgen de la Salud
  • San Juan de los Lagos; pilgrimage church
  • Talpa; pilgrimage church of La Virgen del Rosario on pagan site of earth Goddess Cihuacoatl
  • Tlaxcala; hill top shrine of La Virgen de Ocotlan at pagan site
  • Oaxaca; church of La Virgen de la Soledad
  • Guadalajara; basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan
  • Cozumel; Mayan shrine of Goddess Ixchel
  • Atotonilco; sacred spring and shrine
  • Mt. Cerro Tlaloc / Mt. Tlalocatepetl
  • Mt. Nevada de Toluca; crater lakes
  • Chalma; church of El Senor de Chalma upon Aztec shrine of Ostocteotl
  • Cholula; great pyramid and pilgrimage church
  • Huixquilucan; mountain top shrine of Santa Cruz Ayotusco
  • Dzibilchaltun Maya ruins
  • Tula Toltec ceremonial site
  • Tepoztlan; pyramid of Tepozteco, birthplace of Quetzalcoatl
  • Juxtlahuaca Olmec site
  • Mt. Matlalcueye / Cerro Metlalcoeyin, Tlaxcala
  • Malinalco Aztec shrine
  • Teotitlan del Valle
  • Izapa ruins, Chiapas
  • Chapel of St. Malverde, Culiacan, Sinaloa
  • San Martin Pajapan volcano peak, Tuxtla range
  • Wirikuta plateau, Huichol sacred region
  • Church of Santiago Tlatelolco, on site of Mexica sanctuary
  • Church of Christ of Sacromonte

MICRONESIA

  • Pohnpei Island: Nan Madol ruins

MONGOLIA

  • Mt. Tavan Bogd Uul
  • Mt. Burhan Haldun
  • Mt. Otgontenger, Sacred to Buddhist deity Ochirvaani (Mongolian form of Bodhisattva Vajrapani)
  • Mt. Bogdkhan Uul
  • Mt. Burkhan Khaldun, Terlj National Park
  • Ulaanbaatar: Sacred mountains of Tsetseegum, Chingeltei, Songino Khairkhan and Bayansurkh
  • Tuvkhun monastery, Orkhan Valley
  • Bagir; Baba Gambar shrine
  • Bayramaly; Khoja Yusup Baba shrine
  • Paraw; Paraw Bibi shrine

MONTENEGRO

  • Ostrog: Cave shrine of St. Basil

MOROCCO

  • Zerhoun: Zawiya of Moulay Idris I
  • Fez: Zawiya of Moulay Idris II, Kairouine Mosque, Zawiya of Yehouda Benatar, Zawia of Sidi Ahhmed Tijane, Zawia of Sidi Harazin, near Fez
  • Marrakesh: Koutoubia Mosque, Shines of Seven saints of Marrakesh: (Sidi Bel Abbas (the patron saint of the city), Sidi Muhammad al-Jazuli, Sidi Mohammed ben Slimane, Sidi Abu al-Qasim Al-Suhayli, Cadi Ayyad ben Moussa, Abdelaziz al-Tebaa and Abdallah al-Ghazwani), Zawia of Sidi Rahhal (east of Marrakech)
  • Sefrou: Zawiya of Sidi Ali Bousseerrghine, Kaf l-ihudi cave on Mt. Jbel Binna, near Sefrou
  • Mogador: Zawiya of Chaim Pinto
  • Quezzan: Zawiya of Rabbi Amram Ben Diwane
  • Beni-Ahmed: Zawiya of Yahia Lakhdar
  • Azemmur: Zawia of Mulay Bus'aib
  • Wazaan: Zawia of the Wazaan shereefs
  • Zawia of Mulay Buselham, on coast, south of Laraiche
  • Holy hill outside town of Demnate
  • Hilltop shrine of Lalla Tamjlujt, Atlas Mountains, sacred to tribe of Unzutt
  • Holy hill above village of z-Zemmij, Andjra
  • Shrine of Boujad, approximately 50 kilometers east of Khouribga
  • Zawia of Mulay Abd as-Salim ibn Mashish, Tetuan
  • Zawia of Sidi Kacen, near Tanjier
  • Gravesite of Yehouda Benatar, Fez, Morocco
  • Gravesite of Chaim Pinto, Mogador, Morocco
  • Gravesite of Rabbi Amram Ben Diwane, Quezzan, Morocco
  • Gravesite of Yahia Lakhdar, Beni-Ahmed, Morocco

NEPAL

  • Kathmandu and Patan area: Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath Jyotir Linga, Bodhnath stupa, Budhanilkantha, Changu Narayan, Nagarjun hill, Mahankal temple, Dakshinkali, Kwa Bahal, Matsyendranath temple, Mahabuddha temple
  • Namobuddha
  • Pharping; Asura cave, Vajra Yogini Mandir, Shikar Narayan Mandir
  • Lumbini (birthplace of Buddha)
  • Janakpur; Janaki temple (birthplace of Sita)
  • Kutsapternga monastery, near Jomson
  • Muktinath
  • Mustang region; Cyrstal Mountain and Shey Gompa
  • Mt. Shell-mo-gangs, Humla district
  • Raling shrine, Nying, Humla
  • Grotto of Dru-phug, Torpa, Humla
  • Lake Gosainkunda, Langtang valley; pilgrimage festival of Janai Purnima in August
  • Gauri Shanker peak

NETHERLANDS

  • Dokkum; Chapel St. Bonifatius
  • Heiloo; Mary's chapel and holy well
  • Haarlem; Mary's chapel
  • Laren; Church St. Johannes
  • Schiedam; St Liduina chapel
  • Hertogenbosch; Mary's chapel in Cathedral
  • Smakt; St. Joseph's chapel
  • Roermond; Church, holy well
  • Maastricht; Mary's chapel
  • Assen; Megalithic site (dolmens – hunebedden)
  • Emmen; Megalithic site

NEW ZEALAND

  • Mt. Taranaki, North Island
  • Mt. Rangitoto, sacred to Ngatimaniapoto tribe
  • Mt. Ngongotaha, Te Tuahu a te Atua (the Altar of God)
  • Te Kohanga o Hine Tuahoanga; the Birth Place of the Gods; ridge in southern ranges between Porter’s pass and Arthur’s pass
  • Kaimanawa Wall
  • Manunganui Bluff
  • Kaingaroa Forest
  • Ancient observatories of Waitapu
  • Headwaters of Lake Wakatipu
  • Sacred grove of Kowhai, on the banks of the Wilberforce River
  • Mt. Hikurangi
  • Mt. Ruapehu
  • Mt. Tongariro
  • Ngarua caves, near Takaka on Arthur RangeWai Koro Pupu natural springs
  • Stewart Island; sometimes called Rakiura (Glowing Sky) or Te Puka-a-Maui
  • Cape Reinga, North Island
  • Waimamaku Valley
  • Mokoia Island
  • Tawhitinui Pa, near Opotiki
  • Rangiatea Church, Otaki
  • Mount Cook
  • Mount Ngauruhoe (Ngaurhoe)
  • Lake Rotorua
  • Puketapu Hill, Aranga
  • Lake Taupo

NICARAGUA

  • El Viejo; Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

NIGERIA

  • Yoruba sacred groves of Oshogbo. These groves are sanctuaries for the Orisha – and of the Yoruba gods. Shrines within the site provide them with a ceremonial home, and associated sculptures embody their myths. There are five sacred spaces in the groves, plus nine worship points along the river that runs through the site, 40 shrines and two palaces. The groves in Oshogbo are the home of Oshun – the goddess of “The waters of life”.

NORWAY

  • Trondheim; Nidaros cathedral
  • Rodal church, southeast of Bergen
  • Borgund: Borgund Stave church
  • Eidsborg: Stave Church
  • Borre: Borre church
  • Selja Island (ruins of old Abbey and other churches)

PAKISTAN

  • Lahore: Data Darbar Shrine, Mausoleum of Dadaji Ganjbaksh
  • Sukkur: Shrine of War Mubarak, Shrine of Sadruddin Badsha, Shrine of Khwaja Khadir on Island of Bakhar
  • Multan: shrines of Hazrat Bahuddin Zakriya, Shah Shams Tabriz, Shah Rukn-e-Alam, Bad-Shahee Mosque
  • Daraza Sharif: Tomb of Sachal Sarmast
  • Sehwan: Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar
  • Nurpur Shahan: Shrine to Shah Abdul Latif Kazmi
  • Uch Sharif: Bibi Jawindi Shrine
  • Golra Sharif: Mausoleum of Pir Meher Ali Shah
  • Pakpattan: Shrine of Fariduddin Ganjshakar (Baba Farid)

PALESTINE (see Israel)

PARAGUAY

  • Caacupé; Church of Our Lady of the Miracles

PERU

  • Mt. Misti
  • Mt. Ausungate
  • Mt. Pariaqaqa
  • Mt. Cerro Blanco
  • Mt. Tunga
  • Mt. Illa-kata
  • Ollantaytambo ruins
  • Machu Picchu ruins
  • Pisac ruins
  • Aramu Muru ruins, near Juli
  • Trujillo; ruins of Chan Chan
  • Huaca del Sol and Huaca de la Luna, near Trujillo
  • Pachakamaq ruins, south of Lima
  • Amantani Island, Lake Titicaca; ruins of Pachatata and Pachamama
  • Cuzco and nearby region: Coricancha Inca temple and church of Santo Domingo, ruins of Sacsayhuaman, ruins of Kusilluchayuq, ruins of Tambo Machay, ruins of Kenko, ruins of Puka Pukara, ruins of Tipon, church of Senor de los Temblores, church of Christ of Huanca, church of Mollepata, church of Inkilpata, church of Tayankani, church of Pampakucho, church of Pampamarca
  • Nasca lines
  • Apurlac ruins
  • Cahuachi ruins
  • Sechin ruins
  • Sillustani ruins
  • Marcahuasi ruins, near village of San Pedro de Casta
  • Chavin de Huantar ruins
  • Wariwilka ruins
  • Vilcabamba ruins
  • Candelabro geogylph, Paracas peninsula
  • Marcahuamachuco ruins, near Huamachuco
  • Kuelap ruins
  • Paramonga; ruins of Chimu temple
  • Pajaten ruins
  • Mt. Cerro la Raya and ruins of Tucume pyramid
  • Paucartambo; church of the Virgen del Carmen
  • Puno; church of the Virgen de la Candelaria
  • Arequipa; church of the Virgen de Chapi
  • Lima; church of Senor de los Milagros
  • Ayacucho; church of Virgen de Cocharas
  • Ayabaca; church of El Senor Cautivo
  • Motupe; cave shrine of Cross of Chalpon
  • Chapi, church of Virgen of Chapi
  • Mountain shrine of Senor de Qoyllur Rit’i
  • Chuquibamba; church of the Virgen de Copacabana
  • Otuzco; church of La Virgen de la Puerta   
  • Banos: hot springs
  • Churin; hot springs
  • Chivay; Calera hot springs

PHILLIPINES

  • Mt. Pinatubo
  • Mt. Banahao
  • Mt. Apo, Mindanao island

POLAND

  • Czestochowa; Jasna Gora Marian shrine
  • Teresin; Niepokalanow religious community with Shrine of St Maximilian Kolbe, Basilica of St Mary Immaculate
  • Bialystok; Holy mountain of Grabarka
  • Kalwaria Zebrzydowska; monastery
  • Licheń Stary: Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń
  • Gietrzwald; Jan Chlosta Marian shrine
  • Krakow; Gravesite of Moses ben Israel Isserles  (Remuh)

PORTUGAL

  • Fatima; Marian apparition site
  • Braga; shrine of Bom Jesus do Monte
  • Lamego; church of Our Lady of Remedies

ROMANIA

  • Monastery of Voronet, Gura Humorului
  • Putna: Romanian Orthodox monastery
  • Miercurea-Ciuc: Franciscan monastery of Şumuleu Ciuc
  • Lasi: Metropolotan Cathedral of Moldavia
  • Sucevita Monastery
  • Sarmisegetusa Regia; Dacian temple in Orastie mountains
  • Ulpia Trraiana Sarmisegetusa: Dacian ruins

RUSSIA

  • Sergiev Posad monastery
  • Optina Pustyn monastery
  • Santa Sophia cathedral, Novgorod
  • Monastery of the Transfiguration, Valaam Island
  • Ipatevsky Monastery in Kostroma
  • Solovyetsky Monastery, Solovets Island
  • Pechorsky Lavra, near Pskov
  • Seraphimo-Diveeno monastery
  • Shamordino Poustyn convent
  • Zadonsk monastery
  • Sanaksarsk monastery
  • Kizhi Island churches
  • The grave of St. Ksenya Blazhennaya in St. Petersburg.
  • Suhaya Mountain, near Lake Tibercul, Siberia
  • Holy mountains of the Kharkov province

RWANDA

  • Kibeho: Marian shrine of Our Lady of Kibeho

SAUDI ARABIA

  • Mecca/Makkah; Ka’aba, Hajar al-Aswad, Hijr Ismail, Well of Zamzam, Jannat al-Mualla cemetary, Jabal Nur, Masjid Hudaibiya, Jabal Rahmah, Masjid Numrah
  • Medina; Masjid an-Nabawi, Masjid Quba, Jannatul Baqi cemetary, Grave of Hamza, Masjid Qiblatayn
  • Jeddah; Grave of Lady Hawa (Eve, wife of Adam)
  • Jabal al Lawz (near Al Bad’) alternative site of Mt. Sinai

SENEGAL

  • Touba; Mosque of Shiek Amadou
  • Tivaouane; Mosque of Tijaan Brotherhood

SERBIA

  • Doroslovo: Sentkut Holy Well and Marian Apparition site

SIKKIM

  • Sacred lake of Yoksum, Khangchendzongha National Park
  • Sacred lake of Khechupalri (‘wish-fulfilling’ lake)
  • Pemayangtse monastery

SLOVENIA

  • Brezje: Marian shrine of Brezje
  • Piran: Hill top church of St. George
  • Drežnica: Sacred Heart Church
  • Tunjice: Mineral spring

SOUTH AFRICA

  • Mapungubwe hill (sacred hill of the jackal), Mapungubwe World Heritage Site. Mapungubwe means a place of the stone of wisdom.
  • Ukhahlamba-Natal Drakensberg Park
  • Lake Fundudzi, Limpopo region
  • Natal Drakensberg National Park. Numerous rock paintings by the San people (or Bushmen).
  • Ngome: Marian shrine

SPAIN

  • Santiago de Compostela; pilgrimage church
  • Guadalupe; pilgrimage church
  • Avila; pilgrimage church
  • Montserrat; pilgrimage church
  • Zaragoza; Basilica del Pilar
  • Bugos; pilgrimage church
  • Leon; pilgrimage church
  • Santander; church of Our Lady of Garabandal
  • Granada; Abbey of St. Secilio, Sacre Monte
  • Mt. Sierra de Pena de Francia: Shrine of the Virgin Mary
  • Caravaca de la Cruz; pilgrimage church
  • Virgen of Rocio; Andalucian village of Rocio
  • Vall de Nuria: Marian Shrine
  • Tenerife, Canary Islands: Virgin of Candelaria Shrine
  • Sierra de Pena de Francia: Marian Shrine on peak

SRI LANKA

  • Mihintale
  • Adam’s Peak
  • Kandy; Temple of the Tooth
  • Kataragama
  • Mt. Ritagala-kanda; sacred hill and temple/ruins
  • Anuradhapura
  • Polonnaruwa
  • Vattrappalai
  • Tiruketeeswaram
  • Madhu
  • Selva Sannidhi
  • Tirukoneswaram
  • Verugal
  • Sitthandi
  • Mandur
  • Mamangam
  • Sirigiya
  • Talawiya
  • Dambulla
  • Udappu
  • Munneswaram
  • Kelaniya
  • Dawatagha mosque
  • Devi Nuwara
  • Jailani
  • Okanda
  • Tirukkovi
  • Matriyangana

SUDAN

  • Meroe: Kushitic and Nubian pyramids, temples
  • Jebal Barkar: Meroitic and Napatan sacred hill, pyramids, temple of Amun
  • Abu Haraz: Sufi shrine
  • Sinkat: Tomb of Sufi female saint Sit Maryam
  • Khartoum: Tomb of Sufi Sheikh Mohamed Osman

SWEDEN

  • Mt. Omberg: Ruins of Alvastra Monastery

SWITZERLAND

  • Einsiedeln; pilgrimage cathedral
  • Mariastein; pilgrimage church
  • Church of St. Petersinel, on Celtic Holy island in Lake Bieler See
  • St. Gallen; monastery

SYRIA

  • Damascus; Ummayyad mosque of Jaami al-Amawi (built upon foundations of a Roman temple), Shrine of Ibn Arabi, Tomb of Lady Zaynab, Cave of Ashab al-Kahf (Salera hill)
  • Homs; Tomb of Khalid ibn al-Walid
  • Hill top shrine of Seydnaya (Lady Naya); sacred to Christians and Muslims

TAHITI

  • Marae Taputapuatea, Ra'iatea Island

TAIWAN

  • Pei-kang; Ch’ao-t’ien temple

TAJIKISTAN

  • Istaravshan: Abdullatif Madrassah and Mosque

TANZANIA

  • Volcano Oldoinyo Lengai

THAILAND

  • Chiang Rai; Phra That Doi Tung
  • Chiang Mai; Phra That Doi Suthep, Phra That Com Thong, Phra That Phra Sing
  • Lamphun; Phra That Hariphunchai
  • Uttaradit; Phra Thaen Sila At
  • Phitsamulok; Phra Si Ratana Maha Dat
  • Kanchanaburi; Phra Taen Dong Rang
  • Nakhon Pathom; Phra Pathom Chedi
  • Nakhon Si Thammarat; Phra Mahathat
  • Chaiya; Wat Mahathat
  • Bangkok; Phra Sri Ratanasadaram
  • Saraburi area; Phra Phutta Bat
  • Chachoengsau; Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan
  • That Phanom; That Phanom Chedi
  • Phra That Phuttabat Bua Bok
  • Yala area; Tham Koo Hu Pimuk cave temple

TIBET

  • Mt. Kailash
  • Toling and Tsaparang monasteries
  • Tirthapuri
  • Mt. Targo and Lake Dangra
  • Tsalung (birthplace of Milarepa) and Drakar Taso (Milarepa hermitage)
  • Lapchi; monastery and caves (Milarepa hermitage)
  • Tashilhunpo monastery
  • Lhasa; Potala Palace, Jokhang temple
  • Mt. Hepo Ri, Samye monastery, Chimpu monastery
  • Lake Lhamo Latso and Daglha Gampo monastery
  • Mt. Takpa, Tsari region (retreat site of Milarepa and Padmansambhava)
  • Mt. Bonri
  • Pemako valley
  • Drak Yerpa (Milarepa hermitage)
  • Lake Nam Tso
  • Lake Yamzho Yumco

TUNISIA

  • Kairouan; Great Mosque, Tomb of Sidi Sahbi, Mosque of the Three Gates
  • Tunis; Shrine of Sidi Mahraz
  • Djerba Island; Ghriba Jewish synagogue
  • Nefta; shrines (zawiyas) of Sufi saints

TURKEY

  • Konya; Tomb of Sufi poet Rumi
  • Mt. Ararat
  • Yazilikaya; Hittite ceremonial site
  • Aphrodisias; Shrine of Goddess Aphrodite
  • Didyma; Greek oracle site
  • House of Mary near ruins of Ephesus
  • Mt. Judi (Mt. Cudi)
  • Sanliurfa; Ibrahim Magaras (Pools of Abraham), Throne of Nimrod (citadel above city)
  • Akdamar Island; Akdamar Kilisesi Church of the Holy Cross
  • Bursa; Ulu mosque, Yesil mosque
  • Antioch/Antakya; St. Peter’s Grotto. Also nearby Muslim shrine of Hazreti Hizir Makami
  • Mt. Duzgunbaba
  • Istanbul; Eyup mosque, shrine of Ayyub Ansari
  • Hacibektas: Haci Bektas; shrine of Sufi saint Haci Bektas-i Veli
  • Mt. Ida (also called Kazdagi and Mt. Gargaros), precinct of Aphrodite. In ancient times, the mountain was dedicated to the worship of Cybele, an Earth Mother Goddess of caverns and mountains.
  • Shrine of St. George; Island of Buyuk Ada (also called Prinkipo)
  • Eski Gumus; Monastery of Gumusler
  • Darende; Somunca Baba, Sufu shrine
  • Nemrut Dagi
  • Mt. Sipylos
  • Mt. Mycale, and ancient Greek temples at Priene with temple of Poseidon

TURKMENISTAN

  • Koneurgench: Torebeg Hanym Mausoleum
  • Paraw: Paraw Bibi Shrine
  • Bayramaly: Khoja Yusup Baba Shrine
  • Bagir: Baba Gambar Shrine

UKRAINE

  • Kiev: Pecherska Monastery
  • Pochayiv: Pochayiv Monastery
  • Svyatogorsk: Svyatogorsk Lavra Monastery
  • Chernihiv: Troyitsko-Illynsky Monastery
  • Uman: Rabbi Nachman’s Tomb
  • Bakhchisarai: Uspensky Cave Monastery
  • Putyvl: Pagan temple of Svyatovit (Svantovit or Svantevit) Slavic war god

UNITED KINGDOM (England, Scotland, Wales)

  • London; Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s, St. Alban’s
  • Canterbury; Canterbury cathedral, St. Martin’s church
  • Winchester; catherdral
  • Cerne; Cerne Abas Giant
  • Penzance; St. Michael’s Mount and nearby megalithic sites
  • Tintagel; Arthur’s castle and nearby megalithic sites
  • Glastonbury; Glastonbury Tor, Chalice Well and numerous nearby sites
  • Bath; cathedral and Roman hot springs
  • Stonehenge
  • Avebury; stone ring and numerous nearby megalithic sites
  • Walsingham; cathedral and holy well
  • Lincoln; cathedral
  • Llangolen, Wales; Castel Dinas Bran
  • Holywell, Wales; church and mineral sprint of St. Winifred
  • York; cathedral
  • Knaresborough; Mother Shipton’s oracular cave
  • Durham; cathedral
  • Keswick; Castlerigg stone ring
  • Lindisfarne; holy island and church ruins
  • Salisbury; cathedral and Old Sarum
  • St. David’s; pilgrimage church and holy well of St. Non
  • Iona; holy island
  • Trelleck; megaliths and well of St. Anne
  • Carn Ingli holy mountain
  • Cader Idris holy mountain
  • Clynnog Fawr; megaliths, holy well, shrine of St. Beuno
  • Holy well and rock of St. Fillan, Dunfillan hill, megaliths
  • New Scone; Shien fairy hill
  • Dunvegan; holy hill of Healabhal Mhor and Healabhal Bheag
  • Isle of Lewis; Callanish stone ring and numerous nearby megalithic remains
  • Orkney Island; Stones of Stennes, Ring of Brodgar, other megalithic sites
  • Portree; holy hill of Beinn-na-Greine
  • Durness; holy cave of Smoo
  • Island of Staffa; Fingal’s cave
  • Inverness; Clava cairn and other megalithic remains
  • Rudston; megaliths
  • Bardsey Island

UNITED STATES

Alaska

  • Mt. McKinley (Denali)
  • Mt. St. Elias: Sacred mountain of Yakutat Tlingit Indians

Arizona

  • Mount Graham: Dzil Nchaa Si, Apache sacred mountain
  • Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
  • I’ito (Montezuma’s Head) & ‘Oks Daha (Old Woman Sitting)
  • Mt. Humphreys: Doko O Sliid, Navaho sacred mountain of the west
  • Canyon de Chelly: Navaho sacred site
  • Mt. Baboquivari: Tohono O’odham sacred mountain
  • Meteor Crater
  • Black Mesa
  • Superstition Mountains
  • Zuni Lake: Sacred to Zuni, Acoma, Laguna, Hopi and Taos Indians

California

  • Mt. Shasta
  • Mt Tamalpais
  • Mt. Diablo
  • Mt. San Jacinto: Sacred mountain of Cahuilla Indians
  • Mt. Lassen
  • Joshua Tree
  • Tecate Peak
  • Soldier mountain: Simolaki mountain, Sacred to Ajumawi Indians
  • Conception Point: Chumash sacred site

Colorado

  • Garden of the Gods
  • Cave of the Winds
  • Great Sand Dunes
  • Blanca Peak: Sisnajini, Navajo sacred mountain of the east
  • Spanish Peaks
  • Mt. Hesperus: Dibe’ Nitsaa, Navajo sacred mountain of the north
  • Island Lake

Florida

  • Crystal River Mounds
  • Panther Mound
  • Mount Royal Mounds
  • Lake Jackson Mounds

Georgia

  • Stone Mountain         
  • Ocmulgee Park
  • Etowah Mounds

Hawaii

  • Mt. Haleakala, Maui
  • Mauna Kea, Hawaii
  • Piilanihale Heiau temple, Maui
  • Moku’ula, Maui
  • Iao Valley, Maui
  • Mo’ okini Luakini Heiau, Hawaii
  • Pu’ uhonua O Honaunau, Hawaii
  • Mt. Kilauea, Hawaii: Birthplace of Pele, goddess of volcanoes
  • Kaulu Paoa Heiau, Kauia Island

Idaho

  • Nez Perce Historical National Park

Illinois

  • Monks mound
  • Kincaid mounds

Indiana

  • Mounds State Park
  • Angel mounds

Iowa

  • Effigy mounds

Louisiana

  • Poverty Point mounds
  • Tchefuncte mounds
  • Marksville mounds

Maine

  • Mt. Katahdin: Sacred mountain of Penobscot Indians

Michigan

  • Michigan mounds
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes

Minnesota

  • Pipestone Quarry: Sacred to the Dakota, Lakota, and other tribes of Native Americans
  • Jeffers Petroglyph site

Mississippi

  • Emerald mound, Tupelo

Montana

  • Medicine Tree site, Ravalli County
  • Chief Mountain: Mt. Ninaistakis, sacred mountain of Blackfeet Indians
  • Giant Springs, Great Falls
  • Sweetgrass hills

Nebraska

  • Pahuk Pawnee: Sacred to Pawnee Indians

Nevada

  • Cave Rock
  • Spirit Mountain (Newberry Peak): Yuman sacred mountain

New Hampshire

  • Mt. Washington
  • Mystery Hill, Salem

New Mexico

  • Mt. Taylor: Tsoodził, Sacred mountain of Navaho of south, Acoma, Laguna and Zuni people
  • Chaco Canyon
  • White Sands
  • Chimayo
  • Ute Mountain
  • Shiprock: Navaho sacred site (off limits to climbers)
  • Mt. Huerfano: Dzil Na'oodilii, Navaho sacred mountain of the center
  • Governador Knob: Ch'oolii, Navaho sacred mountain east of center
  • Truchas Peaks: Ku Sehn Pin, Tewa sacred mountain
  • Chicoma Mountain: Sacred to Pueblo Indians
  • Mt. Conjilon: Tse Shu Pin, Tewa sacred mountain
  • Mt. Capitan: Mescalero Apache sacred mountain
  • Mt. San Augustin: Mescalero Apache sacred mountain
  • Mt. Salinas: Mescalero Apache sacred mountain
  • Hosta Butte (Ak’i Dah Nast’ani)
  • Bandelier National Monument: Stone Lion shrines of Yapashi, near Running Eagle Falls
  • Petroglyphs National Monument
  • Sandia Crest: Oku Pin, Tewa sacred mountain

New York

  • Mt. Marcy
  • Balanced Rock
  • Auriesville: Shrine of Birthplace of Kateria Tekakwitha
  • Fonda: Shrine of Illumination of Kateria Tekakwitha

North Carolina

  • Mt. Richland-Balsam
  • Pilot Mountain

Ohio

  • Serpent Mound

Oklahoma

  • Antelope and Buffalo springs, Arbuckle mountains
  • Spiro Mounds State Park

Oregon

  • Wallowa Lake
  • Wizard Island, Crater Lake
  • Mt. Hood

South Dakota

  • Harney Peak
  • Wind cave
  • Craven Canyon
  • Mt. Inyan Kara: Sacred mountain of Cheyenne and Sioux Lakota Indians
  • Bear Butte (Noaha-vose): Sacred mountain of Cheyenne and Sioux Lakota Indians
  • Bad Lands
  • Old Baldy

Texas

  • Enchanted Rock: Sacred to Tonkawa, Apache and Comanche Indians
  • Guadalupe Peak: Mescalero Apache sacred mountain

Utah

  • Hovenweep ruins
  • Mt. Zion

Washington

  • Mount Adams
  • Snoqualmie Falls
  • Mt. Ranier (Tacoma)

West Virginia

  • Moundsville

Wisconsin

  • Aztalan Mound
  • Blue Mound

Wyoming

  • Devil’s Tower: Sacred to Arapaho, Crow, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Lakota, and Shoshone Indians
  • Big Horn Medicine Wheel

URUGUAY

  • Florida: Our Lady of the Thirty-Three

UZBEKISTAN

  • Bukhara: Shrine of Baha al Din al Naqshbandi
  • Samarkand: Shrines of Imam al-Bukhari, Shahr-i-Zindar, Prophet Daniel

VENEZUELA

  • Isla Margarita; church of the Virgen del Valle
  • Maracaibo; church of the Virgen de la Chinquinquira
  • Guanare; church of the Virgen de Coromoto
  • Maracay; pilgrimage church
  • Mt. Sorte, Yaracuy (7 kilometers north of Chivacoa)
  • Los Teques; church of Blessed Eucharist

VIETNAM

  • Khmer ruins of Amratavati, near Hoi An
  • Cham ruins of My Son
  • Nha Trang shrine dedicated to Hindu goddess Po-Nagar, Nha Trang village, north bank of Cay River
  • Huong Son: Huong Pagoda and Huong Tich cave
  • Tay Phuong Pagoda, Ha Tay Province
  • Thay Pagoda, Ha Tay Province
  • Chuo Huong, Ha Tay Province
  • Sam Mountain, Mekong Delta; Holy mountain with temples
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon); Tom Son Hoi Quan Pagoda
  • Da Nang; Nga Hanh Son; Five Stone Hills Buddhist shrines
  • La’ Vang Marian shrine
  • Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hanoi

YEMEN

  • Sana’a: Al Hoteip - Grave mosque of Da'’I al-Hatem Ibn Ibrahim al Hamdani

ZIMBABWE

  • Matobo Hills, rock art sies, sacred places connected with the high God of the oracular cult Mwali.