Churches and Places of Worship around the World

One of the things I love about travel are the places of worship that we visit. I’m not spiritual by any means, but I do find an enormous amount of peace and calm whenever my husband and I seek out various religious structures in the places that we visit. It’s like our unspoken rule of hitting every major skyscraper we can or how we always make sure we do two things off of each other’s travel wish list. That’s just what we do when we travel.

These are some of the places of worship around the world (churches, cathedrals, synagoges, temples and mosques) that we’ve visited in the last eight years. They’re all my images, by the way.

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque-1234

 

Gergiti Holy Trinity Church, Kazbegi, Caucasus Mountains

Gergeti Holy Trinity Church, Mount Kazbeg

 

 

The Golden Pavilion Temple, Kyoto, Japan

The Golden Pavilion

 

 

The hubby at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

John at Angkor Wat

 

The Grotto of the Redemption, West Bend, Iowa

Grotto of the Redemption

 

 

Village Church, Wimborne, England

St Paul's Cathedral in Wimborne

 

 

Church in Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen-1639

 

 

A pagoda at Gyeongbuk Palace, Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea - Gyeongbok Palace

 

Makung Daoist Temple, Penghu, Taiwan

Makung Temple

 

 A decimated local temple in a small village in the mountains of Northern Laos. This place wasn’t even on the map.

Sitting Giant

 

Immaculata Cathedral, Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Immaculata Cathedral

 

 

St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England

St Paul's Cathedral

 

 

San Sebastian Steel Cathedral, Manila Philippines

Manila-195

 

 

Cathedral in Paris, France

Paris-07381

 

 

A Twin-Spired Church in Amsterdam

Amsterdam-1574

 

 

Georgian Orthodox Church in Sighnaghi, Georgia

Georgian Orthodox Church, Sighnaghi, Georgia

 

 

Metheki Church, Tbsili, Georgia

Metheki Church, Tsiblisi, Georgia

Share on Facebook3Share on Google+0Pin on Pinterest0Tweet about this on Twitter11Share on LinkedIn0Share on StumbleUpon4Email this to someoneShare on TumblrShare on Reddit0

17 thoughts on “Churches and Places of Worship around the World

  1. Karl K.

    Beautiful pictures, Carrie! The only one I’ve actually visited was The Golden Pavilion Temple, Kyoto, Japan.

    Reply
    • Carrie Post author

      Hi Karl,

      Thanks for dropping by. The Golden Pavilion is one of my favorites on this list. It hadn’t occurred to me how many places we’ve actually been to until I wrote this post. It was a bit of an eye-opener!

      Reply
  2. JoAnna

    I love how eclectic different places of worship around the world look. I enjoy taking pictures of them as well, though sometimes I want to take photos where I know I really shouldn’t because of the sacred space.

    Reply
    • Carrie Post author

      I am mindful of that as well, Joanna. I very rarely take shots indoors, but I think outdoor shots are more than acceptable if you’re not bothering anyone. I have, on occasion, taken indoor shots with permission, but that’s an entirely different post. :-)

      Reply
  3. Margyle

    I remember when I went into a Japanese temple for the first time and was blown away by its serenity. Then I went to Thailand and… well… incredible as well but is kinda tacky compared to the simplicity of those in Japan – except Ginkakuji…. which is kinda showy lol.

    Places of worship are some of my favourite places to visit! Great post!

    Reply
    • Carrie Post author

      Thanks, Margyle. It’s interesting to read people’s perspective here. I love Japanese temples, but I’m a huge fan of the golden Buddha temples in Thailand as well. I think my favorite place of worship to date are the churches and cathedrals in Georgia, Eastern Europe. Those places blew me away!

      Reply
  4. Mike

    The churches in every travel spot should never missed. It’s one way of discovering the culture of every place. It’s also one way of thanking god for good life and chances to travel.

    Reply
  5. Michael

    I’ve been to Immaculata Cathedral, Puerto Princesa in the Philippines. The church is very good for worship. Everyone must try how it is like being there.

    Reply
  6. Ana

    I love the style of really old Christian churches…especially Georgian and Armenian ones. They have a feeling of mystique which I find quite alluring.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>