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Spiritual Places

From the manmade splendour of the Easter Island Statues in the Pacific Ocean, to the medieval pilgrimage of Camino de Santiago that stretches to Spain, Inspired Traveller's Guide: Spiritual Places explores locations that will be a balm to the mind and a tonic to the soul. 

Travel journalist Sarah Baxter has carefully curated a selection of the 25 most spiritual destinations from around the world – places that hold the promise of rare and profound experiences, whether areas of natural beauty imbued with spiritual significance or sites constructed for worship. From breathtaking scenery to religious capitals, sacred valleys to places of natural beauty, here the full spiritual story and unique tranquillity of each place is revealed with beautiful hand-drawn illustrations and evocative tales of previous visitors that will both delight and inspire.

Featured locations:
Camino de Santiago
La Mezquita
Isle of Iona
Mont St-Michel
Wittenberg Castle Church
Mount Olympus
St Catherine's Monastery
Temple Mount and Old Jerusalem
Shwedagon Paya
Adam's Peak
Varanasi and the Ganges
Mount Kailash
Cape Reinga
Crater Lake
Mauna Kea
Devil's Tower
S'Gang Gwaay
Lake Titicaca
Easter Island 

Perfect for those who want to get away from it all, this book takes you closer to these sacred locations than ever before.

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