Category: Best Places to Grow Spiritually

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The Dead Sea is the lowest place on Earth at 393 meters below sea level, its water is 10 times saltier than seawater, plus the air surrounding the lake has a higher concentration of oxygen than normal.

With all of these features combined, it’s no wonder than this natural phenomenon is reported to have powerful healing properties and feels very spiritual to those who visit.

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The prehistoric wonder of Stonehenge can be found in Wiltshire, in the United Kingdom. The site is comprised of a ring of standing stones, which are between four and two meters in height, and weigh around 25 tons.

One of the most famous landmarks in England, the stones date back to between 2000 and 3000 B. C., though the purpose of the formation still remains a mystery.

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The mysteries of Angkor Wat have enticed visitors to Cambodia, whether their motivation is to learn about history, architecture, art, and culture, or spirituality. Thousands attend sunrise at Angkor Wat every day.

The vast temple city of Angkor dates back to the 12th century and at one point, was the largest and most populous city in the world.

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Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru, is an instantly recognizable sandstone formation associated with Australia. Located in the north of the country, giant Uluru is thought to be 550 million years old and is a sacred place for indigenous Australians.

Climbing this sacred spot is not allowed, but the formation is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, partly due to the creation mythology surrounding Ayers Rock, but also the ancient artwork and caves at the site too.

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Adam’s Peak is a 2,243-meter mountain in tea country, Sir Lanka, home to a significant relic known as Sri Pada. Better known as “the sacred foot,” the Sri Pada is a 1.8-meter rock formation found at the mountain’s summit.

Buddhists believe the foot to be Buddha’s, Hindus concur it is an im from Hanuman or Shiva, whilst Christians and Muslims identify the foot as belonging to Adam, or Saint Thomas.

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The gorgeous medieval town of Assisi, located in Italy’s Umbria region, has a rich cultural and spiritual history. The Latin poet Propertius was born here around 50 B. C., Saint Francis in 1208 (one of the most popular saints in history), Saint Clare in 1194, and Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows in 1838.

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Rila, the highest mountain range in Bulgaria, spans 2,629 square kilometers and has an average altitude of 1,487 meters. Some of the longest rivers in the Balkans originate from this place, such as the Mesta, Iskar, and Maritsa rivers. Rila is also home to hot spring and glacial lakes.

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Impressive Mount Kailash is a dominating mountain, with a summit up 6,714 meters, in western Tibet. It’s also the source of four of Asia’s great rivers: the Indus, the Sutlej, the Brahmaputra, and the Karnali (or Ghaghara), which feeds the Ganges. Buddhism, Jainism, Bon (a native Tibetan folk religion), and Hinduism all consider the mountain to be sacred.

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Crater Lake, in the state of Oregon, was formed when the upper areas of Mount Mazama collapsed, leaving behind a large hole, around 8,000 years ago.

However, the site is also featured in a Native American Klamath legend, which says that Llao (the Chief of the World Below) and Skell (the Chief of the World Above) created the indent in the land’s surface during a battle.

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Perched high in the Andes Mountains, Peru’s Machu Picchu is an incredible Inca masterpiece that dates back to the 15th century. The site is comprised of temples, shrines, and caves.

Yet, the UNESCO World Heritage also shows the Inca’s advancements in engineering, as well as knowledge of astronomy, as the buildings are built in with celestial formations. The three main structures are the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows.