10 wonderful spiritual places
We don’t need to be a believer to go to a church and a monastery, those spiritual places that bring peace and some of them, wonder too. Travelling, it may happen that we see at the top a mountain, a building, or in a far distance, a form looking like a temple; the curiosity and something special push us to go to this direction, toward this magic place.
Normally located in an area not very easy to reach, it offers to the monks the peace they need and it is only disturbed by the bravest tourists, fortunately, there are some restricted areas inside those monasteries/temples that are forbidden for us and unfortunately, we won’t know all its secrets.
Would you be one of those people who are not scared to walk until the exhaustion to discover those places, if so, following the 10 impressive spiritual places.
The Taktsang Palphug monastery is located at the Paro valley in Bhutan. In a remotely corner of a mountain, it exists since the 8th century to practice the buddhism and according to a legend, it was built by a man who flight on the back of a fire tiger.
The Angkor Wat temple is built by the king Suryavarman II in the 12th century in Cambodia. Although its origin was hinduism, it was changed subsequently into the buddhism and it is considered as the largest religious monument in the world.
The Taung Kalat monastery is located at the Mount Popa in Burma, to reach it, everyone has to climb up a stair of 777 steps, enough for us to think about our life, past and future for each step we will do and why not, adhere to the buddhism.
The Al Khazneh monastery is located in the Rose City known as Petra in Jordan. It was built at the beginning of the 1st century AD which was originally a mausoleum and crypt and only after walking until the end of the Siq, a dim and narrow gorge, people can discover this wonder.
The Simonopetra monastery is located in the Mount Athos in Greece. You will have to climb up 330 meters over the sea to reach this monastery dating from the 13th century because it is located on top of a single huge rock.
The Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas monastery is also in Greece near the Pineios river. Its origin dates from the 14th century and due to the limited surface of the rock, it has been built in height consisting of 3 floors.
The Varlaam monastery is dedicated to the ortodox faith since the 14th century. Located near the Pindus Mountains in Greece, it has been built taking advantage of the rock due to the erosion done by the nature mother.
The Meteora monasteries are located near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains in Greece and you will not only discover one but 6 monasteries if you dare to go to the top of the mountain, all built on natural sandstone rock pillars at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly.
The Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is an historical place in Spain composed of a palace where lived the royal spanish family, a basilica where are buried kings of Spain and a monastery where lived monks of the Order of Saint Augustine.
The Santa Maria de Montserrat monastery is located near to Barcelona in Spain on the mountain of Montserrat. Built at 720 meters over the sea, the building dates from the year 888 and it is also characterized by the stone monolith that surrounds it.