A visual celebration of 50 of the most spectactular holy sites in the world, along with practical travel tips
Both an inspirational travel guide and a beautiful reference, "Spiritual Places" combines awe-inspiring photography and memorable narrative to tell the stories of the holiest temples and ancient ruins, the most hallowed churches, and the places of ancient power. Each location has been handpicked for its breathtaking scenery and its uniquely humbling qualities. Spanning every continent on the planet--from the Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza in Mexico, through the Carnac stones in France, and on to the idyllic ancient temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia--acclaimed travel writer Antony Mason has carefully selected the most uplifting places the world has to offer. Encompassing belief systems past and present--via the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, and Uluru in Australia--this collection of stunning images, enlightening text, and essential travel tips will inspire and inform armchair aficionados and seasoned travelers alike.