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8 Most Famous Pilgrimage Places in the World

Akshay Kulkarni Jan 19, 2021
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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Angkor Wat, Cambodia
The world's largest religious monument, this massive temple is mostly visited by the followers of Hinduism and Buddhism.

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

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St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
One of the holiest shrines in the world, this basilica is believed to be the most visited Christian pilgrimage site.

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

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

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

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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 pre-eminent Christian pilgrimage route - Camino de Santiago leads to this majestic cathedral where Saint James the Great was buried.
Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain