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Sacred Places of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Most Peaceful and Powerful Destinations

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This inspirational book showcases 500 of the world's most powerful and spiritual places–and guides modern-day travelers who wish to visit them.

With eloquent text, hundreds of gorgeous full-color images, and practical visitor information, Sacred Places of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Most Peaceful and Powerful Destinations highlights fascinating icons of many religions around the world and offers an intriguing window into the cultures that created them. From prehistoric burial...

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Overview

This inspirational book showcases 500 of the world's most powerful and spiritual places–and guides modern-day travelers who wish to visit them.

With eloquent text, hundreds of gorgeous full-color images, and practical visitor information, Sacred Places of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Most Peaceful and Powerful Destinations highlights fascinating icons of many religions around the world and offers an intriguing window into the cultures that created them. From prehistoric burial chambers to modern monuments and sanctuaries, each site’s history, lore, and appeal is evocatively detailed.

Nearly 300 locator maps point out pilgrimage routes, temples, mountains, churches, and holy places, including Mont St.-Michel Abbey in France, founded after a reported vision of the Archangel Michael; the White Horse Temple in China, site of the country’s first Buddhist temple, dating from the first century A.D.; Machu Picchu in Peru, whose origins lie in obscurity; and Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, said by many to be the holiest city in the world. A follow-up to the bestselling Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips, this beautiful book answers the call of the spiritual traveler while also appealing to the many readers interested in sites of unique cultural heritage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426203367
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 10/21/2008
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2009

    Inspiring & Informative

    Every page is a different sacred place.
    I use it as a daily reading of a different inspiring place to lift my spirit and learn about other parts of the world and their cultures.
    It's not just a gorgeous coffee table book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    excellent book

    Ideas for travel

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

    I Love Travel and Reading About Sacred Places!

    I love this book! I ordered it online and it was delivered promptly. Barnes & Nobles does need to pack their merchandise more efficiently. The book was damaged when it arrived.

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