Best Places for a Spiritual Holiday
Sometimes when on vacation, you're not looking for thrill or adventure, or simply rest and relaxation. Sometimes you want something deeper - a place for meditation or a venue for spiritual enlightenment perhaps. Here are the best places that would not only stimulate your bodily senses, but uplift your spirit as well.
-Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. It is considered a sacred site in 3 major world religions namely Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Thousands, if not tens of thousands, of pilgrims flock the holy city daily. The Holy of Holies and the Western Wall are amongst the most sacred sites in Judaism. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is believed to be the site where Jesus was crucified, died, buried and resurrected. It is the holiest site for Christianity. Jerusalem also plays a part in Mohammad's ascension to heaven.
-Egypt. The concepts of death and the Afterlife were central to the beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians. In fact, it is known fact that the pyramids are actually burial sites of past pharaohs. The Valley of Kings, located near the river Nile is another burial site of pharaohs and powerful nobles of Egyptian antiquity. Exploring these places gives a glimpse of early Egyptian spirituality.
-Tibet. Tibet is home to Buddhist monks, who are known for their deep devotion to a spiritual lifestyle. In fact, there is nothing more calm serene than a monk deep in prayer. Jokhang Temple in Lhasa is the most sacred temple in Tibet. Another place of interest is the Bakhor Prayer Circuit, with hundreds of pilgrims visiting the site for prayer.
-India. India is a country of religious diversity. It is home to various devotions and sacred sites in Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and other religious faiths. India is home to numerous mosques, temples, and other places of worship. Statues of gods and deities are also abundant. India also hosts a myriad of colorful religious festivals and rituals.