Most religious sites around the world
Sensō-ji Temple, Japan -
This ancient Buddhist temple located in Tokyo's Asakusa district is the city's oldest temple and one of its most significant.
St Paul's Cathedral, England -
A working church with hourly prayer and daily services, St Paul's is also one of the most famous and recognized visitor attractions in London.
Great Mosque of Mecca, Saudi Arabia - Commonly known as al-Masjid al-Ḥarām, the Great Mosque of Mecca surrounds the Kaaba, and is the largest mosque in the world.
The Blue Mosque, Turkey -
Also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, this historic Istanbul landmark was completed in 1616.
Jokhang Temple, Tibet -
Considered the most sacred Buddhist temple in Tibet, Jokhang is located in the capital, Lhasa.
Mariazell Basilica, Austria -
Also known as Basilica Mariä Geburt, Mariazell is the most important pilgrimage destination in Austria and one of the most visited shrines in Europe.
Temple Mount, Israel -
Known to Muslims as the Haram esh-Sharif, the golden dome of the Temple Mount is a familiar Jerusalem landmark.
Itsukushima Shrine, Japan -
This Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima is known for its dramatic "floating" torii gate (pictured).
Kashi Vishwanath Temple, India -
Located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Israel - According to tradition, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem contains the two holiest sites in Christianity.
Sacré-Cœur, France -
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, to give the church its full name, crowns the summit of Montmartre, the highest point in the city.
Shrine of Padre Pio, Italy -
The Sanctuary of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina is located in San Giovanni Rotondo.
Venkateswara Temple, India -
Venkateswara Temple, located in the hill town of Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh, is one of the most-visited holy places in the world.
Western Wall, Israel -
Known in Islam as the Buraq Wall, the Western Wall's holiness in Judaism is a result of its proximity to the Temple Mount.