Top 10 Most Religious Places

Whether you are someone who is religious or not, faith is something that people have had since the beginning of time. For some, religion is a major factor that dictates how they live. For others, it isn’t as serious. Below, we are going to show you where religious people spend their time as we talk about the top 10 most religious places on Earth.

 10. The Karnak Temple Complex

Located in Egypt, this religious location began in 14th century BC. It was created by the pharaoh Ramses the second and has stuck around ever since. Every year, millions of people flock here to check out what happens to be one of the largest religious sites in the world. It is an area that is packed with sanctuaries and stone carved temples. There are forests of pillars here so it can really make for an exciting visit. If you’ve ever watched Transformers: Revenge of the fallen then you may have seen this religious location in the film.

 

9. Callanish Stones

These were built roughly in 2900 to 2600BC, around the same time that Stonehenge was being built. The legend has it that this religious location is the remains of a major Christianity worship center and there are even Callanish stones that you can touch. Upon visiting this religious location, you may be bombarded with tons of people. Every year, thousands upon thousands make the venture to this location to experience a once famous religious center.

 

8. The Ziggurat of Ur

While the name may sound a little odd, the Ziggurat of Ur happens to be one of the more famous religious places in the world. It was said to have been built in the second millennium BC and it contains several temples. The temples were said to have been built to resemble the Great Ziggurat of Ur. This religious location is in Iraq and it is definitely one of the better known wonders in the ancient religious world.

 

7. Pyramids of Teotihuacan

One of the greatest cities of the world also happens to have one of the most famous religious spots too. While nobody knows for sure who constructed it, it is very recognizable and very popular for both locals and tourists. The pyramids were mainly used as an area to conduct human and animal sacrifice. If you were ever to walk past this religious location, you would find it easy to believe that many great religious festivals were held here. The Pyramids of Teotihuacan are located near Mexico City, Mexico.

 

6. Delphi

Located in Greece, the Delphi has had a profound effect on the Western world. It was said to be a worship center for Apollo and it was considered sacred to most of the Greek city states. While the temple now lies in ruins, it was once very popular and it contains many shrines and temples to prove this. Back when it was constructed, it was a religious place where people could come and speak with a religious oracle that could provide them with “spiritual” advice. Today, it is still relatively popular in the religious community.

 

5. Borobudur

Borobudur is located in Indonesia and is a Buddhist structure that was actually lost for a long time until finally being discovered in the 19th century. To put this religious location into perspective, it is comprised of more than two million cubic feet of stone and contains about five hundred statues of Buddha. They are there so that worshipers can come in and prey with Buddha. The path itself probably covers a distance of about two miles and it is still very popular today.

 

4. The Ajanta Caves

These were constructed from 200BC to 600AD in India. Similar to the previous religious location, the Ajanta Caves was lost for centuries. It was finally discovered by a group of hunters in 1819. Basically, this religious location is comprised of about thirty-caves that have been richly decorated with religious artifacts and wall paintings. They are not masterpieces by any means but they do prove that this area used to be highly attractive for religious followers.

 

3. The Pantheon

Known as “All God”, the Pantheon was built in Rome and is probably one of the better preserved religious locations on the list. This temple was around for many years after being built way back in 126AD. In the 7th century, it was converted to adhere to the wants and needs of the Christian church. Today, it contains many religious symbols and items and many people still see this location as a “portal” to speak to God.

 

2. The Hypogeum

Located in Malta, the Hypogeum was originally constructed in 3500BC. It also happens to be the only example of an underground religious temple. It is a mix of natural caves that are brought together by walls and chambers. There is even an area of the Hypogeum called the “speaking chamber”. It is a room with rounded walls that was designed for religious speaking’s to the “holy one”. Visiting this religious location can be tricky since it is being protected. There are only about 80 people who are allowed to enter it per day.

 

1. Gobekli Tepe

The last religious location on our list is a primordial, man-made structure that is composed of over twenty circular structures that are spread throughout a hilltop. It is really a site to see and the remains that you see today are abstract designs and carved animals. You can see pictures of foxes, bird, scorpions, and even snakes on the walls. These were animals that were believed to have been sacrificed way back in tenth millennium BC when it was originally constructed. It is a very popular religious location that even those who aren’t religious should see.

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