Borobudur is located in Indonesia and is a Buddhist structure that was actually lost for a long time until finally being discovered in the 19th century. To put this religious location into perspective, it is comprised of more than two million cubic feet of stone and contains about five hundred statues of Buddha. They are there so that worshipers can come in and prey with Buddha. The path itself probably covers a distance of about two miles and it is still very popular today.
4. The Ajanta Caves
These were constructed from 200BC to 600AD in India. Similar to the previous religious location, the Ajanta Caves was lost for centuries. It was finally discovered by a group of hunters in 1819. Basically, this religious location is comprised of about thirty-caves that have been richly decorated with religious artifacts and wall paintings. They are not masterpieces by any means but they do prove that this area used to be highly attractive for religious followers.
3. The Pantheon
Known as “All God”, the Pantheon was built in Rome and is probably one of the better preserved religious locations on the list. This temple was around for many years after being built way back in 126AD. In the 7th century, it was converted to adhere to the wants and needs of the Christian church. Today, it contains many religious symbols and items and many people still see this location as a “portal” to speak to God.
2. The Hypogeum
Located in Malta, the Hypogeum was originally constructed in 3500BC. It also happens to be the only example of an underground religious temple. It is a mix of natural caves that are brought together by walls and chambers. There is even an area of the Hypogeum called the “speaking chamber”. It is a room with rounded walls that was designed for religious speaking’s to the “holy one”. Visiting this religious location can be tricky since it is being protected. There are only about 80 people who are allowed to enter it per day.
1. Gobekli Tepe
The last religious location on our list is a primordial, man-made structure that is composed of over twenty circular structures that are spread throughout a hilltop. It is really a site to see and the remains that you see today are abstract designs and carved animals. You can see pictures of foxes, bird, scorpions, and even snakes on the walls. These were animals that were believed to have been sacrificed way back in tenth millennium BC when it was originally constructed. It is a very popular religious location that even those who aren’t religious should see.