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5 Sacred Spots Outside of America That You Have to See

ICTMN Staff
5/10/14

Sites all over the world and throughout civilization have taken on many cultural interpretations. There’s holy land, like, Mecca; land that carries historical significance, Rome; and sacred land, which has been used for spiritual celebration. And sacred land in America, like Panhe, an ancient village that’s an hour North of San Diego, is still used to honor age-old rituals and Native traditions.

But, take a step outside the US and discover five sacred places around the world that, according to Fox News, are worth the trip.

1. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

The Anangu people of the Pitjantjatjara Aboriginal tribe believe that the Uluru (sandstone rock structure that’s 1,100 feet high) and the Kata Tjuta (made of various types of rock, including granite, sandstone, and basalt and stands at least 1,800 feet high) are still inhabited by their ancestor’s spirits.

Uluru, or Ayers Rock (Associated Press)

Both sites (known as Ayers Rock) are located within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which is a World Heritage Site, but the rocks are at least 30 miles apart.

The site is also located in Australia’s Red Centre. Tourists can fly into Ayers Rock Airport/Connellan (AYQ) or take the scenic route, a 280-mile drive or bus tour to the park from Alice Springs.

Admission is $25 for a three-day pass.

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