Holy Places Around The World – Photo Essay

Through some compulsion I can’t explain, I find myself drawn to places of spiritual importance when I travel. It’s not that I’m particularly spiritual, I’m not; instead I think it’s a desire to get to know people on a deeper level. Whatever the reason, these places of holy importance are a big part of my travel experience which is why I’m glad the theme for #FriFotos this week is HOLY PLACES. Here are some of my most favorite holy places I’ve visited on my travels.

Dome of the Rock


Beguinage in Bruges, Belgium

Boy playing at the Golden Mount, Bangkok

Western Wall - Kotel Jerusalem travel activities


Uluru, Northern Territory Australia

Asakusa temple incense burner, Tokyo

Mosque, Amman Jordan

The 9th Station of the Cross in the Via Dolorosa

Chichen Itza Descent of the Feathered Serpent

Unrestored temple, Laos

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican

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By: Matt Long

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6 Responses

  1. Laura

    Great celebration of how people express their spiritual traditions and beliefs.

  2. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures

    Love all of these shots, but I think the 1st one is my favorite. 🙂

  3. Eric @ Trans-Americas Journey

    Great collection of shots. I thought about putting together a similar post today but I never got around to it.

    • Matt Long

      Thanks Eric, I love FriFotos – it helps calm me as I look through all the pics. 🙂

  4. Mareta Kusumaningrum

    Amazing picture on perfect moment. I love spiritual place too even im not religious person, to take the picture of how people have faith and belief, is kind of meditation for me.


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