global sacred sites map

Global Sacred Sites

AFGHANISTAN

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

ALGERIA

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

ANDORRA

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

ARGENTINA

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

ARMENIA

AUSTRIA

  • Basilica of the Virgin Mary, Mariazell
  • Annaberg church
  • Frauenberg church
  • Hallstatt church
  • Pilgrimage church of Maria Geburt, Mariastein
  • Pilgrimage church of Mary, Maria Taferl
  • One of four peaks on the Vierbergelauf pilgrimage route, Magdelensberg (the others being Ulrichsberg, Veitsberg and Lorenziberg)
  • Church of St. George on site of Celto-Roman temple, Georgenberg
  • Teufelstein (Devil's rock), 30 km east of Kapfenberg

AUSTRALIA

Aboriginal sites:

  • Uluru - Ayers Rock
  • Kata Tjuta –The Olgas
  • Mt. Warning, Wollumbin
  • 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
  • Island of the Dead, Nyungar, Western Australia
  • Bennets Brook, Western Australia
  • Yarnda Thalu, Western Australia

AZERBAIJAN

  • Zoroastrian fire temple, Baku
  • Mt. Besbaramaq Dag (15km/north of Gilazi)
  • Surakhan Zoroastrian site
  • Shrine of Safi al-Din, Ardabil  (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 Hazrat Shah Jalal
  • Shrine of Hazrat Shah Paran (Dakshingarh Pargana, about 7 km away from Sylhet town)
  • Puthia Temple complex, Puthia Upazila, Rajshahi Division (23 km east of Rajshahi)
  • Buddha Dhatu Jadi, Bandarban City (Bandarban Golden Temple)
  • Shrine of Bayazid Bostami, Chittagong
  • Sompur Mahavihara, Paharpur
  • Kantajew Temple, Dinajpur
  • Dhakeshwari Temple, Dhaka
  • Adinath Temple, Maheshkhali Island
  • Bhabanipur Shaktipeeth, Sherpur, Bogra
  • Chandranath Shaktipeeth Temple, Chandranath hill, near Sitakunda
  • Jeshoreshwari Kali Shaktipeeth Temple, Ishwaripur
  • Shri Shail Shakti Peetha Temple, Joinpur village, near Gotatikar, 1-2 miles south of Sylhet town
  • Sugandha Shaktipeeth Temple, Shikarpur (approx 10 miles north of Barisal on banks of Sugandha River)
  • Remains of an ancient city that was called Pundranagara or Paundravardhanapura, and mazhar (holy tomb) of Shah Sultan Balkhi Mahisawar, Mahasthangarh (Mahasthan in Shibganj thana of Bogra District)
  • Buddhist ruins, Comilla Bodha Bihar (8 miles from Comilla)

BELARUS

  • Cathedral of the Holy Ghost, Minsk

BELGIUM

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

BELIZE

  • Ruins of Altun Ha

BHUTAN

  • Wangdi Phodrang monastery
  • Kurje Lhakhang monastery
  • Taktsang Lhakhang monastery
  • Paro Dzong monastery
  • Punakha Dzong
  • Trongsa Dzong monastery
  • Gangtey monastery
  • Tango monastery
  • Tamshing Lhakhang monastery
  • Beyul Aja Ney
  • Singye Dzong
  • Omba Ney
  • Gongzaney
  • Nye Banga Janga
  • Thromang Lhakang
  • Mt. Masang Khang
  • Mt. Jomolhari
  • Mt. Jomokumkhar

BOLIVIA

BOSNIA

BOTSWANA

BRAZIL

  • Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, Salvador
  • Pilgrimage church and cavern, Bom Jesus da Lapa
  • Shrine of Padre Cicero, Juazeiro do Norte
  • Pilgrimage church of Bom Jesus do Matosinhos, Cogonhas
  • Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, São Paulo
  • Church of Matriz de Santa Ana - Paróquia Santa Ana e São Joaquim, Barra de Santana
  • Estátua de São Francisco, Caninde
  • Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Praia, Salvador
  • Igreja Matriz de Santana, Salvador
  • Santuário do Caraça
  • Basilica of Trindade, Divino Pai Eterno, Trinidade

BULGARIA

BURMA

CAMBODIA

CANADA

  • Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre'
  • Soldier mountain (sacred to Ajumawi indians), Fall River valley
  • St. Joseph's Oratory, Montreal
  • 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
  • Oiseau Rock, Pontiac County, Quebec

CHAD

  • Mt. Emi Koussi, Tibesti Mountains

CHILE

  • Basilica of Our Lady of Carmel of the Maipu, Santiago
  • 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
  • Longmen Grottoes
  • Yungang Grottoes

COLOMBIA

COSTA RICA

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

CRETE

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

CROATIA

  • Marian shrine Our Lady of Bistrica, Marija Bistrica
  • Church of Our Lady of Trsat and Franciscan monastery, Rijeka
  • Church of Mother of God of the Beautiful, Krasno

CUBA

CYPRUS

CZECH REPUBLIC

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

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

ECUADOR

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

EGYPT

ETHIOPIA

FINLAND

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

FRANCE

GAMBIA

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

GEORGIA

GERMANY

  • Externsteine; 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
  • St. Bartholomew's Church, Berchtesgaden

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
  • Samothrace; Sanctuary of the Great Gods
  • 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 Poros; sanctuary of Poseidon
  • Mt. Lycabettos, Athens; sacred to Gaia
  • Church of Panagia Chrisopigi, Sifnos Island
  • Monastery of Hozoviótissa, Amorgos Island

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

HONDURAS

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

HUNGARY

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

ICELAND

  • Mt. Helgafel
  • Althing sanctuary, Thingvellir

INDIA

ANDRA PRADESH

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

  • Gorsam Chorten, Zemithang,  92 kilometers northwest of Tawang
  • Bomdila monastery, Bomdila

ASSAM

BIHAR (Bihar Photo Gallery)

GUJURAT

  • Krishna temple of Dwarkadhish, Dwarka
  • Jain temples, Shatrunajaya
  • Jain temples, Mount Girnar, Junagadh
  • Ambaji temple, Mount Girnar, Junagadh
  • Somnath Jyotirlinga temple, Veraval
  • Ambaji Shakti Pitha temple, Ambaji
  • Panchasara Parshvanath Jain Derasar & other Jain temples, Patan
  • Hatkeshwar Shiva temple, Vadnagar
  • Brahma temple & Ambika temple, Khedbrahma
  • Ranchhodarai temple, Dakor
  • Ambaji Mata Shakti Pitha temple, Ambaji
  • Motu Derasar Jain temple, Palanpur
  • Patan Jain temples

HARYANA (Haryana Photo Gallery)

  • Brahma Sarovar & Sannihit Sarovar temples, Kurukshetra
  • Shrine of Bu Ali Shah Qalandar, Panipat

HIMACHAL PRADESH (Himachal Pradesh Photo Gallery)

  • Jawalamukhi Shakti Pitha temple, Jawalamukhi
  • Baijnath Shiva temple, Baijnath
  • Laxmi Narayan temple, Chamba
  • Rewalsar Lake, sacred to Buddhists and Hindus, Mandi district
  • Sidh Baba Balak Nath temple, Deotsidh
  • Mahishmardini Shakti Pitha temple, Naina Devi
  • Chintpurni Shakti Pitha temple, Chintpurni
  • Vajreshwari Devi Shakti Pitha temple, Kangra
  • Shrikhand Mahadev mountain top Shiva shrine
  • Chamunda Devi temple, Palampur
  • Mani Mahesh lake and temple, Budhil valley
  • Hatkeshwari Mata temple, Hatkoti
  • Triloknath temple (sacred to Hindus and Buddhists)
  • Mata Renuka Ji temple, Renuka Ji

JAMMU (Jammu Photo Gallery)

  • Vaishno Devi Mahalakshmi temple, Katra, Trikuta Mountains
  • Ziyarat (tomb shrine) of Peer Mitha, Jammu City
  • Dargah (burial tomb) of Pir Baba Budhan Ali Shah, Kiratpur
  • Baba Chamliyal Dargah, Jarhabtal
  • Baba Dhansar, near village of Karua
  • Ziyarat Baba Ghulam Badshah Shahdara Sharif

JHARKHAND

  • Shikharji Jain temple, Parasnath hill
  • Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga temple and Jai Durga Shakti Pitha, Deoghar

KARNATAKA (Karnataka Photo Gallery)

  • Gomateswara Jain temple, Sravanabelagola
  • Malahanikareshwara temple, Sringeri
  • Sri Vidyashankara temple, Sringeri
  • Sharadamba temple, Sringeri
  • Mahabaleshwar temple, Gokarna
  • Maha Ganapati temple, Gokarna
  • Dargah of Sufi saint Hazrat Kwaja Bande Nawaz Gaisu Daraz, Gulbarga
  • Udupi Sri Krishna temple, Udupi
  • Rishimukh Hill, Virupapuragaddi
  • Virupaksha temple, Vijayanagara Temple complex
  • Sri Mookambika temple, Kollur
  • Shri Banashankari Shakti Pitha temple, Badami
  • Chandramouleshwar Shiva temple, Hubli
  • Murudeshwar Shiva temple, Murudeshwar Island
  • Mylara Lingeshwara Shiva temple, Mylara
  • Anegudde Ganapathi temple, Anegudde
  • Shree Sharavu Mahaganapati temple, Mangalore
  • Manjunatha Shiva temple, Dharmasthala
  • Himavad Gopalswamy Temple, Gopalaswamy Hills
  • Shree Dodda Ganapathi temple, Bangalore
  • Bhoga Nandeeshwara Shiva temple, Nandi
  • Ramalingeshwara temples, Avani
  • Srikanteshwara temple, Nanjanagud
  • Chennakesava Vishnu temple Somnathapur
  • Chamundeshwari Durga temple, Mysore
  • Sri Yoga Narasimha Swamy temple, Mysore
  • Sri Nandi Temple, Mysore
  • Sri Chamundeshwari Ammanavara temple
  • Ganapati Ganesh temple, Gokarna
  • Mahaballeswara Shiva temple, Gokarna

KASHMIR (Kashmir Photo Gallery)

  • Shiva cave, Amarnath
  • Cave shrine of Hazrat Azin-ud-Din Wali, Aish-Muqam
  • Roza Bal, tomb of Yuz Asaf - Jesus, Khanyar, Srinagar
  • Hazratbal Dargah Sharif, Srinagar
  • Makhdoom Sahib Dargah, Srinagar
  • Chatti Padshahi Gurudwara, Srinagar
  • Sharika Chakreshwar temple, Srinagar
  • Jamia Masjid, Srinagar
  • Ziyarat Naqshband Sahab, Srinagar
  • Dastgeer Sahib Sufi Shrine, Srinagar
  • Khanqah Shah Hamadan Masjid (Khanqah-e-Moula), Srinagar
  • Bul Bul Lankar Mosque (Dargah of Hazrat Syed Sharaf-ud-Din Abdul Rahman), Srinagar
  • Kheer Bhawani temple, Tulmul
  • Avantiswami temple ruins, Awantipora
  • Martand Surya Sun temple, Anantnag
  • Dargah of Sheikh Noor-ud-din Noorani, Charari Sharief

KERALA (Kerala Photo Gallery)

  • Sabarimala Ayyappan temple, Sabarimala
  • Padmanabhaswamy temple, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Ettumanoor Mahadevan temple, Kottayam
  • Guruvayur Krishna temple, Guruvayur
  • Attukal Bhagavathy temple, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Madhanantheswara Shiva and Ganesh temple, Madhur
  • Shree Muthappan Madapura, Parassinikadavu
  • Mamapuram Valya Palli mosque, Mamapuram
  • Jama'at Mosque, Valanchery
  • Vadakhunnathan Shiva temple, Thrissur
  • Kurumba Bhagavathy Kava temple, Kodungallur
  • Shankara Janmasthan, Kalady
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, Vallarpadam
  • Ernakulam Shiva temple, Ernakulam
  • Chottanikkara Bhagavathy temple, Chottannikkara
  • Vaikom Mahadeva temple, Vaikom
  • Kaduthuruthy Mahadeva temple, Kaduthuruthy
  • Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple, Ettumanoor
  • Sree Krishna Swamy temple, Ambalappuzha
  • Sree Vallabha temple, Thiruvalla
  • Parthasarathi Vishnu temple, Aranmula
  • Bhagavathy Shiva temple, Changannur
  • Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja temple, Haripad
  • Chettikulangara Bhagavathy temple, Mavelikara
  • Jenardhana Swamy temple, Varkala
  • Beemapalli Mosque, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Attukal Bhagvathy temple, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Saraswathi Mandapam, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Chengallor Mahadeva temple, Thiruvananthapuram

LADAKH (Ladakh Photo Gallery)

  • Spituk Monastery, Leh
  • Hemis monastery (Tibetan Byang-cchub-bsam-gling, 'Isle of Contemplation for the Perfect), 34 kilometers from Ladakh, Leh
  • Rangdun monastery
  • Lamayuru monastery
  • Diskit monastery
  • Rizong monastery
  • Basgo monastery
  • Phyang monastery
  • Soma monastery
  • Thiksey monastery
  • Matho monastery
  • Chemre monastery
  • Takthog monastery
  • Karsha monastery

MADYA PRADESH

  • Jain and Hindu temples, Khajuraho
  • Buddhist stupas, Sanchi
  • Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple, Ujjain
  • Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga temple, Mandhata Island
  • Narmada Udgam temple, Amarkantak
  • Kamadgiri sacred hill and temples, Chitrakoot
  • Ram Raja temple, Orccha
  • Shri Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra Muktagiri temple, Thapoda

MAHARASHTRA (Maharashtra Photo Gallery)

  • Panchavati temple, Godavari River Kumbha Mela site
  • Buddhist, Hindu, Jain caves, Ellora
  • Ajanta caves (Hindu, Buddhist, Jain), Aurangabad
  • Vithoba temple (Shri Vitthal-Rukmini Mandir), Pandharpur
  • Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Shiva temple, Bhimashankar
  • Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga Shiva temple, Parli
  • Shri Ambabai Mahalakshmi temple, Kolhapur
  • Takht Hazur Sahib, Nanded
  • Shri Renuka Mata Devi temple, Mahur
  • Grineshwar Jyotirlinga temple, Aurangabad
  • Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga temple, Trimbak
  • Hajarat Kamar Ali Durvesh Dargah, Shivpur
  • Khandoba temple, Jejuri
  • Tulja Bhavani temple, Tuljapur

MANIPUR

MEGHALAYA

  • Mawphlang sacred forest groves

NEW DELHI Haryana & Punjab Photo Gallery

  • Dargah of Sufi saint Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, Mehrauli
  • Dargah of Sufi saint Nasiruddin Chiragh Dehlavi, Chirag Delhi
  • Dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya

ODISHA

  • Jagannath Vishnu temple, Puri
  • Khirachora Gopinatha temple, Remuna

PUNJAB (Punjab Photo Gallery)

  • Hari Mandir Golden Temple, Amritsar
  • Goindwal Sahib Sikh Gurudwara (23 km from Tarn Taran Sahib)
  • Gurudwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib, Tarn Taran Sahib
  • Anandpur Sahib Sikh Gurudwara, Anandpur
  • Dargah of Shaikh Ahmad al-Faruqi al-Sirhindi, Rauza Sharif, Sirhind
  • Shrine of Sakhi Sarwar (Syed Ahmad Sultan) Nigahia
  • Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, Talvandi Sabo
  • Rauza Sharif, Fatehgarh Sahib
  • Gurudwara Shri Fatehgarh Sahib, Fatehgarh Sahib
  • Ziyarat of Sheikh Mujaddid Alfa Thani, Fatehgarh Sahib
  • Rauza Sharif Mandhali Sufi Darbar, Mandhali

RAJASTHAN

SIKKIM

  • Lingdum monastery
  • Gonjang monastery
  • Hanuman Tok, Gangtok
  • Lake Tsongmo (Changu Lake)
  • Kirteshwar Mahadev temple, Legship
  • Sanga Choeling monastery
  • Tashiding monastery
  • Dubdi monastery

TAMIL NADU (Tamil Nadu Photo Gallery)

  • Sri Ramananthaswami temple, Gandhamadhana Parvatham Hanuman temple, Rameshvaram
  • Mt. Arunachala and Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar temple, Tiruvanamalai
  • Swamimalai Murugan temple (near Kumbakonam)
  • Sri Ranganathaswami Vishnu temple, Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli
  • Thiruchendur Murugan temple, Tiruchendur
  • Palani Murugan temple (Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani), Palani
  • Tiruttani Subramanya Swami Thirukkovil, Thiruttani
  • Ekambareswarar temple, Kanchipuram
  • Kailasanathar temple, Kanchipuram
  • Karchapeswarar temple, Kanchipuram
  • Kamakshi Amman temple, Kanchipuram
  • Kumarkottam temple, Kanchipuram
  • Varadharaja Perumal temple, Kanchipuram
  • Tiruththanka temple, Kanchipuram
  • Trilokyanatha Jain temple, Kanchipuram
  • Nataraja Shiva temple, Chidambaram
  • Meenakshi Amman temple, Madurai
  • Thiruparankundram Murugan temple, Thiruparankundram
  • Pazhamudhircholai Murugan temple, Aligarh Hills
  • Devi Kanyakumari temple, Kanya Kumari
  • Dargah of Sufi saint Shahul Hameed, Nagore
  • Tomb of the Apostle St. Thomas, St. Thomas Basilica, Mylapore, Chennai
  • Bhu Varaha Swamy temple, Srimushnam
  • Vanamamalai Perumal Vishnu temple, Nanguneri
  • Aranganathar Vishnu temple, Karamadai
  • Sree Thanumalayam Shiva temple, Suchindram
  • Karpaga Vinayagar Ganesh temple, Kottaram
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, Kanyakumari
  • Arulmigu Bhagavathy Amman temple, Kanyakumari
  • Arulmigu Sri Mutharamman Thirukovil temple, Kulasekharappattinam
  • Arulmigu Subramanya Swamy temple, Tiruchendur
  • Sri Vaikuntanatha Perumal Vishnu temple, Srivaikuntam
  • Nellaiappar Shiva and Parvati temples, Tirunelveli
  • Arulmigu Thiruparankundram Murugan temple, Madurai
  • Arulmigu Kodak Azhagar Vishnu temple, Madurai
  • Meenakshi Amman temple, Madurai
  • Kudalalagar Devasthanam Vishnu temple, Alagar Kovil
  • Kalamegha Perumal Vishnu temple, Melur
  • Karpaga Vinayagar (Karpaka Vinayaka) Ganesh temple, Pillayarpatti
  • Athmanathaswamy Shiva temple (Tirupperunturai), Avudaiyarkoil
  • Arulmigu Uchchi Pillaiyar Ganesh temple, Tiruchirappalli
  • Vaidyanathaswamy Shiva temple, Thirumazhapadi
  • Brihadeshavara Shiva temple, Thanjavur
  • Swamimalai Muruga temple, Kumbakonam
  • Adi Kumbeswarar Shiva temple, Kumbakonam
  • Tiruvidaimarudur Mahalingaswamy Shiva temple, Thiruvidaimarudar
  • Saranath Perumal Vishnu temple, Tirucherai
  • Thyagaraja Shiva temple, Thiruvarur
  • Velankanni Church, Velankanni
  • Nagore Dargah Shariff (tomb of Sufi saint Shahul Hameed), Nagore
  • Sowriraja Perumal Vishnu temple, Thirukannapuram
  • Mayuranathaswamy Shiva temple, Mayiladuthurai
  • Thillai Nataraja Shiva temple, Chidambaram
  • Devanathaswamy Vishnu temple (Thiruvanthipuram Kovil), Thiruvanthipuram
  • Thirukkovilur Vishnu temple (Ulagalantha Perumal), Tirukoyilur
  • Betrayaswamy Vishnu temple, Denkanikottai
  • Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple, Sripuram
  • Vedagiriswara Shiva temple, Tirukkalikundrum
  • Neervanna Perumal temple and Ranganatha hilltop temple, Tiruneermalai
  • Kamakshi Amman temple, Kanchipuram
  • Kapaleeshvara Shiva temple, Mylapore, Chennai
  • Adikesava Perumal Vishnu temple, Mylapore, Chennai
  • Sri Parthasarathy Vishnu temple, Chennai
  • Bhaktavatsala Perumal Vishnu temple, Thirunindravur
  • Arulmigu Lakshmi Narasima Swamy temple, Sholinghur
  • Yoga Anjenayar Swamy temple, Sholinghur
  • Arulmigu Subramanya Swamy temple, Thiruttani

TELANGANA

  • Gnana Saraswati temple, Basar
  • Raja Rajashwara Swamy temple, Vemulawada
  • Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Yadagirigutta
  • Sri Sitaramachandra Swamy temple, Bhadrachalam

TRIPURA

UTTARAKHAND (Uttarakhand Photo Gallery)

  • Hari-ki-Pairi Ghat, numerous temples, Haridwar
  • Badrinath temple and nearby five Badri temples, Badrinath
  • Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh
  • Neelkanth Mahadeva, 32 kilometers from Rishikesh
  • Raghunathji Vishnu temple, Devprayag
  • Karna, Uma Devi and Adi Badri temples, Karnaprayag
  • Vasudeva temple & Sankaracharya Math, Joshimath
  • Shri Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, Lake Hemkund
  • Kedarnath Jyotirlinga Shiva temple (one of the four Char Dham)
  • Gangotri Goddess Ganga temple (one of the four Char Dham)
  • Yamunotri Goddess Yamuna temple (one of four Char Dham)
  • Badrinath Vishnu temple (one of four Char Dham)
  • Kasar Devi temple, near Almora
  • Jageshwar & Nagesh Jyotirlinga Shiva temples, 36 kilometers from Almora
  • Mahavatar Babaji Cave, near Dwarahat
  • Bagnath temple, Bageshwar
  • Bedni Kund sacred lake of Nanda Devi, Bedni Bugyal
  • Gurudwara Shri Hemkund Sahib Sikh temple​, Chamoli district
  • Ganesh temple, Dodital sacred lake, Uttarkashi district
  • Kalpeshwar Shiva temple, Urgam valley
  • Bhimeshwar temple, Bhimtal Lake
  • Madhmaheswar temple, Goundar
  • Rudranath Shiva temple, Rudranath
  • Tunganath Shiva temple
  • Tapkeshwar Shiva temple, Dehradun
  • Mahasu Devata temple, Hanol
  • Dodi Tal sacred lake

UTTAR PRADESH (Uttar Pradesh Photo Gallery)

WEST BENGAL

  • Dakshineshwar Ramakrishna Kali temple, Calcutta
  • Taraknath Shiva temple, Tarakeswar
  • Dhamesvara Shri Chaitanya temple, Nabadwip
  • Sri Devananda Gaudiya Math, Nabadwip
  • Tarapith Shakti Pitha temple, Tarapith
  • Kapil Muni temple, Sagar Island
  • Kalighat Kali Shakti Pitha temple, Kolkata

INDONESIA

IRAN

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
  • Mausoleums of two sons of Muslim ibn Aquil, Muhammad ibn Muslim ibn Aqil, and Ibrahim ibn Muslim ibn Aqil, Moosayab
  • 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
  • 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, Madain/Salman
  • Ruins of Nippur
  • Ruins of Ur
  • Shrine of Sheikh 'Adi ibn Musafir at Lalesh, some 60 km north-east of Mosul; Yazidis Shia sect
  • Lalish (north of Mosul); Yazidi shrine of Sheikh Adi ibn Mustafa

IRELAND

ISRAEL

JERUSALEM

  • Mt. Zion, Dome of the Rock, Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorossa, Gethsemane, King David's Tomb, Tomb of the Prophet Samuel on Nebi Samwill peak, Tomb of Mary

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 Yohanan ben Zakkai

NABLUS

  • Jacob's Well

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)
  • Basilica of St. Francis, Temple of Goddess Minerva, Assisi
  • Holy House of Loretto church, Loretto
  • 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
  • Church of St. Benedict, Norcia
  • Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Pianella, on the ruins of a Roman temple in honour of the goddess Vesta.
  • Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Venice
  • Monte Amiata, Tuscany, sacred mountain of the Etruscans
  • Alatri acropoli

JAPAN

JORDAN

KAZAKHISTAN

KENYA

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

KOREA (South)

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

LAOS

LESOTHO

LEBANON

LIBYA

  • Sabratha and Leptis Magna Roman ruins

LUXEMBOURG

  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

MADAGASCAR

  • Royal Hill and spring of Ambohimanga

MALAWI

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.
  • Batu Caves, Batumalai Sri Muruga Perumal Kovil Hindu pilgrimage site

MALI

MALTA

MAURITANIA

  • Moque, Village of Chinguetti

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

MICRONESIA

  • Nan Madol ruins, Pohnpei Island

MONGOLIA

  • Tuvkhun Monastery, Orkhan Valley
  • Demchig Hiid Monastery
  • Hamrin Hiid Monastery
  • Mount Han Bogd Hairham
  • Ulgil Hiid Monastery
  • Mt. Otgontenger
  • Mt. Bogdkhan Uul
  • Mt. Burkhan Khaldun
  • Khovsgol Lake (Dalai Ej)
  • Erdene Zuu Monastery
  • Zayiin Horee, Tsetserleg
  • Tsetseegum, Chingeltei, Songino Khairkhan and Bayansurkh, these are 4 peaks surrounding Ulaanbaatar that are considered holy
  • The "Blue Pearl", Lake Hovsgol is a 100-mile long pristine alpine lake located in the north of Mongolia, close to the Siberian border in the Altai mountain region.

MONTENEGRO

MOROCCO

NAMIBIA

NEPAL

NETHERLANDS

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

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

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

OMAN

  • Prophet Job's Tomb

PAKISTAN

PALESTINE (see Israel)

PARAGUAY

PERU

PHILLIPINES

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

POLAND

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

PORTUGAL

ROMANIA

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

RUSSIA

RWANDA

  • Marian shrine of Our Lady of Kibeho, Kibeho

SAUDI ARABIA

SENEGAL

SERBIA

  • Sentkut Holy Well and Marian Apparition site, Doroslovo

SIKKIM

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

SLOVENIA

  • Marian shrine of Brezje, Brezje
  • Sacred Heart Church, Drežnica
  • Church of the Apparition of St. Mary, Strunjan

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).
  • Marian shrine, Ngome
  • Adam's Calendar stone ring
  • Cape Town area ancient sites

SPAIN

SRI LANKA

  • Sri Nagapooshani Amman Kovil
  • Nagapeepa Purana Rajamaha Viharaya
    Keerimalai Naguleawaram Temple
  • Vallipura Aalvar Kovil
  • Nallur Kanthaswamy Temple
  • Thirukketeeswaram Kovil
  • Shrine Of Our Lady Of Madhu
  • Koneshwaram Temple
  • Mihintale
  • Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
  • Verugal Kovil (Sri Murugan Kovil)
  • Sigiriya
  • Polonnaruwa
  • Sri Veerapathra Kali Amman Kovil, Udappu
  • Sri Partha Sarathi Temple, Udappu
  • Munneswaram Kovil
  • Matale Aluvihara Raja Maha Viharaya
  • Sri Muthumariamman Thevasthanam
  • Mandur Kandaswami Temple
  • Sri Kannahi Amman Alayam
  • Kelani Raja Maha Viharaya
  • Adam's Peak
  • Seetha Eliya Temple
  • Kataragama Kiri Vehera
  • Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya
  • Thissamaharama Stupa
  • Thissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara
  • Devinuwara Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya
    St. Anne's Shrine, Thalawila
  • Sri Dalada Maligawa, Temple of the Tooth
  • Dafther Jailany Mohiyadeen Jumma Masjid

SUDAN

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

SWEDEN

  • Ruins of Alvastra Monastery, Mt. Omberg
  • Ales Stenar, standing stones in Skåne province.
  • Stenshuvud, sacred mountain in Skåne province, National Park
  • Gamla Upsala, huge mounds and vast burial fields from 300-600 CE.
  • Hågahögen, huge mound from the Bronze Age on the outskirts of Uppsala
  • Ekornavallen, great burial and ceremonial site with cairns and standing stones, province of Västergötland
  • Ålleberg, sacred mountain just South of the city of Falköping, province of Västergötland
  • Anundshög, Anunds mound, on the outskirts of the city of Västerås
  • Nämforsen rock carvings
  • Rock carvings in Tanum, province of Bohuslän
  • Rösaring ceremonial path
  • Alvastra Abbey

SWAZILAND

SWITZERLAND

SYRIA

TAHITI

  • Marae Taputapuatea, Ra'iatea Island

TAIWAN

  • Pei-kang; Ch'ao-t'ien temple
  • Dajia Jenn Lann Temple, Dajia District, Taichung City
  • Fengtian Temple, Xingang, Chiayi

TAJIKISTAN

  • Abdullatif Madrassah and Mosque, Istaravshan
  • Mausoleum of Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani, Kulob

TANZANIA

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
  • Doi Suthep 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

TURKEY

TURKMENISTAN

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

UKRAINE

UNITED KINGDOM (England, Scotland, Wales)

UNITED STATES

Alaska

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

Arizona

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

California

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

Colorado

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
  • Birthplace of Pele, goddess of volcanoes, Mt. Kilauea, Hawaii
  • 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

  • Sacred mountain of Penobscot Indians, Mt. Katahdin

Michigan

  • Michigan mounds
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes

Minnesota

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

Mississippi

  • Emerald mound, Tupelo

Montana

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

Nebraska

  • Sacred to Pawnee Indians, Pahuk Pawnee

Nevada

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

New Hampshire

  • Mt. Washington
  • Mystery Hill, Salem

New Mexico

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

New York

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

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

Puerto Rico

  • Cagüana Ceremonial Indigenous Heritage Center

South Dakota

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

Texas

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

Utah

  • Hovenweep ruins
  • Mt. Zion

Washington

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

West Virginia

  • Moundsville

Wisconsin

  • Aztalan Mound
  • Blue Mound

Wyoming

URUGUAY

  • Our Lady of the Thirty-Three, Florida

UZBEKISTAN

VENEZUELA

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

VIETNAM

YEMEN

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

ZIMBABWE




 

Monastery of Hozoviótissa, Amorgos Island