Religious Travel Blog #Senseofplace

Monday, June 13th- My first stop on my journey will take me to a Hindu Temple in Cambodia named, Angkor Wat. This temple was built in the 12th century and is still standing today. With covering about 402 acres, this is the largest religious monument in the entire world. This temple alone brings in more than 1 million visitors every year which is just insane that so many people go there. This place looks like a castle with all of the towers coming out of it and the walls guarding it!

Angkor Wat

Friday, June 17th- My next visit takes me to the Buddhist temple, Borobudur. It is on the island of Java in Indonesia and was built in the estimated 8th and 9th centuries by the kingdom of Sailendra. With an estimated 2 million blocks of stone, it is the biggest Buddhist temple in the world. This building has dozens of little towers on top of multiple layers of stone that makes the temple so big.


Wednesday, June 22nd- My next destination is the Islamic's Al Haram Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This is known as the holiest mosque in the world and covers about 356,800 square meters of land. It brings in about 820,000 worshipers during Hajj just to worship around the great mosque of Mecca that is surrounded around a huge building. This place is just ginormous fitting an insane amount of people just in one place.

Al Haram Mosque

Monday, June 23rd- My next destination is the Grand Choral Synagogue in St. Petersburg, Russia. Completed in only 1888, This place has been through a lot. In WW1 it served as a 100 bed hospital and in WW2 it was bombed by the Nazi army. It has closed several times because of a bad relationship with the authorities. After facing many restorations, it stands today as the second largest synagogue in all of Europe.

Grand Choral Synagogue

Tuesday, June 28th- My last stop on my trip was at St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. It was constructed in 1555- 1560 by order of Ivan the Terrible. The cathedral is built in 9 different chapels and stands at around 156 feet tall. This is one of the most famous monuments in Russia and it still stands today, as pretty and clean as it was about 600 years ago.

St. Basil's Cathedral


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