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Saturday, November 12, 2005

My top 10 most impressive religious monuments

My top 10 most impressive religious monuments in terms of religious symbolism:

- The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (a.k.a. the Church of the Resurrection), Jerusalem
- Basilica di San Pietro (St. Peter's Basilica), Vatican City
- Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra (The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius), Sergiev Posad, Russia
- Hagia Sophia (The Church of the Holy Wisdom), Istanbul, Turkey
- Masjid al-Haram, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
- Masjid al-Nabawi (The Mosque of the Prophet), Medina, Saudi Arabia
- The Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
- Masjid al-Aqsa, Jerusalem
- Harmandir Sahib (a.k.a. Hari Mandir), Amritsar, India
- The Western Wall (a.k.a. the Wailing Wall), Jerusalem

My top 10 most impressive religious monuments in terms of architecture:

- Basilica di San Pietro (St. Peter's Basilica), Vatican City
- Duomo di Milano, Milan, Italy
- Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris (The Cathedral of Our Lady of Paris), Paris, France
- Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres (The Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres), Chartres, France
- Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral), Cologne, Germany
- The Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
- Sultan Ahmed Mosque (a.k.a. the Blue Mosque), Istanbul, Turkey
- Tian Tan Buddha (a.k.a. the Giant Buddha), Hong Kong, China
- Shwedagon Paya, Yangon, Myanmar
- Harmandir Sahib (a.k.a. Hari Mandir), Amritsar, India

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