Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Stunning Sacred Sites

Here are two amazing sacred sites, the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar and the Salt Cathedral of ZipaquirĂ¡ in Colombia. The Shwedagon Pagoda is a Buddhist temple over 2,500 years old. It has over 2000 diamonds and over 2500 rubies attached to its golden dome.   And the Salt Cathedral, as the National Geographic clip below notes, is a Roman Catholic cathedral  underground and carved from the mineral deposits of an old salt mine.

Both sites are featured in an excellent photographic essay in the Huffington Post called "The 19 Most Stunning Sacred Places Around the World."


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