Varanasi, also known as Kashi or Benares, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities. It is a Hindu pilgrimage spot on the Ganges and a center of spiritual enlightenment.
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam revere Jerusalem. The Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and Al-Aqsa Mosque draw people from throughout the globe.
Mecca is Islam's holiest city and Muhammad's birthplace. Millions of Muslims perform the Hajj, one of Islam's Five Pillars, each year.
Kyoto is Japan's spiritual center, with many temples, shrines, and Zen gardens. The Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) and Ryoan-ji Temple's rock garden give tranquility.
It has fascinated humans for generations and may have been a holy ritual location tied to celestial phenomena.
Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, and Bon adherents visit Mount Kailash in Tibet's Himalayas. It symbolizes spiritual purity and enlightenment as Lord Shiva's home.
Sedona is known for its spectacular natural vistas and spiritual energy and healing. It draws self-discoverers, meditators, and nature lovers.
Australia's Red Centre is home to Uluru, a gigantic sandstone rock. Ancient rock art and ceremonial rites make it holy to the Indigenous Anangu people.