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8 Most Famous Pilgrimage Places in the World

Akshay Kulkarni Aug 31, 2019
In almost every religion, pilgrims take on a journey driven by faith to reach a sacred destination or the pilgrimage site. Here are some of the most popular pilgrimage places visited by millions of believers every year.

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The world's largest religious monument, this massive temple is mostly visited by the followers of Hinduism and Buddhism.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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Being Islam's most sacred place, it is every Muslim's duty to visit this holy city at least once in a lifetime.

Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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One of the holiest shrines in the world, this basilica is believed to be the most visited Christian pilgrimage site.

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

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The remains of the Second Jewish Temple which was destroyed by the Romans, is considered a sacred place in Judaism.

Western Wall, Israel

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To worship the great Sikh gurus, Sikhs from all over the world visit the Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar, a Gurdwara plated with pure gold.

Golden Temple, India

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Resting on banks of the Ganga - the holiest river in India, this sacred city is home to around 23,000 Hindu temples.

Varanasi, India

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This Romanesque church in Bethlehem is the birthplace of Jesus, and that's why every year millions of Christian pilgrims visit this church.

The Church of the Nativity, Palestine

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The preeminent Christian pilgrimage route - Camino de Santiago leads to this majestic cathedral where Saint James the Great was buried.

Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain