There are 24 off the beaten path places tagged sacred places:

Khor Virap Monastery and the pit of Grigor the Illuminator

Khor Virap in Armenia is a holy site, where Saint Gregory the Illuminator spent imprisoned for 13 years. It stands before the Mount Ararat, which was the place of Noah's ark landing. Besides the…

Zvartnots Cathedral

Zvartnots is a mysterious structure built in the 7th century. Many questions about it remain unanswered - it has a Christian name, however the symbols on the structure come from the other religions.

Palace of Caiaphas - the undecided location

The exact location of the Palace of Caiaphas, the high priest who is believed to have plotted the killing of Jesus, is still unknown. There are two main contenders - the Church of St.Peter in…

Capuchin Crypt, Rome

Capuchin Crypt in Rome holds the remains of 4000 monks, which were later exhumed and their bones used for decoration of the walls, ceilings and tombs - a spectacular sight of necroart.

Hmwe Paya, the Snake Pagoda

The Snake Pagoda, or Hmwe Paya in Myanmar (Burma) houses massive pythons, who are being washed in basins with rose petals, dried with nice towels, fed eggs, milk and goat meat and praised as…

The forbidden Kingdom of Lo

Upper Mustang, Nepal, is one of the remotest places on Earth, formerly called the Kingdom of Lo, which perfectly preserved its ancient heritage, unique culture and Bön religion.

The Blue Mountain of Latvia - Zilais Kalns

Zilais Kalns, a.k.a. the Blue Mountain is a large hill north-east of Vidzeme, Latvia, which is shrouded in mystery and strange stories. This is a place of pagan worship, witchcraft, burial grounds…

The ancient libraries of Chinguetti

Chinguetti libraries in Mauritania hold valuable ancient manuscripts from the long gone heyday of the city, dating back to the 12th century. This used to be a city of books and knowledge, where…

The largest cave monastery of Eastern Europe - Tipova monastery

Tipova monastery in Moldova is a magnificent cave complex, which was created in the 6th century in the cliffs above the Nistru river and reached its heyday in the 18th century.
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