This blog post is all about religious travel. Traveling to holy sites is something that people have been doing for a long time, but it is also changing as the world changes. Travelers are always looking for new and exciting places to visit on their journeys, which can make things difficult if you don’t know where to start your search.
We will be discussing 9 of the most important religious sites in the world today and what they offer travelers!
Travel of Holy Sites means visiting religious places for spiritual reasons. Such travel includes a pilgrimage to Mecca, which Muslims are obligated by faith to perform once in their lifetime if they have the ability and financial means. Travelers who visit these holy sites can do so on foot or horseback as well as many other modes of transportation like buses, trains, cars etc. The most popular form of traveling around such spots though is that done through air transport- i.e., helicopters with landing pads near these destinations and high elevation airports nearby or at the destination town itself where aircrafts land without too much turbulence which could cause damage not just to passengers but also ground installations (monasteries).
Many of these holy sites are located in the Middle East, with Jerusalem and Mecca as two prime examples. Travelers from any country can visit these places on a trip to Saudi Arabia- for example, by taking flights from their homeland that connect at airports such as Damascus International Airport or Dubai Airport (at which there’s a Hajj Terminal). Holy Sites include:
* Masjid al Aqsa – an Islamic mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem also known as Bayt Al Maqdis meaning “The Farthest Mosque” due to its location away from other mosques. This is one of three holiest spots within Islam after Mecca and Medina. It contains the Dome of The Rock which Muslims believe was built over ‘the place of Muhammad’s ascent to Heaven on his horse Buraq’.
* The Kaaba – a large cuboid-shaped structure located within the Great Mosque of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, and is the most sacred site in Islam. Muslims face towards it when performing daily prayers and there are no other places considered as holy sites than this one for Muslims. It contains a stone which Muslims believe was used by Abraham as he built an altar during īlāʾ (the Islamic version of pilgrimage) but then later smashed it with Ismāʿīl’s foot at God’s command. Travelers may also visit Mount Arafat from here if they wish during their Hajj or Umrah trips!
* Vatican City – the holiest place in Roman Catholicism and it is home of Saint Peter’s Basilica and other important churches, including St. Paul’s Outside-the Walls which was built over the site of an ancient cemetery with both Christian and pagan tombs. Travelers can visit The Sistine Chapel as well where Michelangelo painted some of the most famous frescoes, such as “The Last Judgment. ”
* Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi, India – Travelers can visit the temple of Shiva and walk alongside the Ganges River to view cremations in progress. This is believed to cleanse their soul for a good rebirth!…