11 Jaw-Dropping Temples in Busan, South Korea

A guide to the best temples in Busan, South Korea

South Korea’s second city and largest port, Busan, is home to a surprisingly impressive array of breathtaking temples. Busan’s temples are a varied lot, from sea-facing temple complexes to ancient mountain retreats with Buddhas carved into cliff walls, and everything in between. Seeing the temples of Busan and writing this article was the main purpose …

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Pilgrimage Travel: Inspiring Sacred Walks around the World

Pilgrimage is act of devotion. In many religions, these sacred walks are prescribed, even considered a must in one’s lifetime, and followers from all of world’s major faiths make holy pilgrimages. For most, non-believers are accepted or even welcome. Pilgrimage travel can be a meaningful, moving experience in which travelers can enrich their understanding of …

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Fo Guang Shan, Kaohsiung: How to Visit and Stay at Taiwan’s Largest Monastery

Painting of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Fo Guang Big Buddha

Fo Guang Shan (佛光山 or Foguangshan) is one of the four large Buddhist organizations in Taiwan. The order’s headquarters, Fo Guang Shan Monastery in Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan, is one of Taiwan’s top attractions. The enormous, sprawling Fo Guang Shan Temple complex more than doubled in size with the 2011 addition of the Fo Guang Shan …

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Yoga for Travelers: 6 Tips to Improve your Practice

A sunset and woman on a beach doing yoga while traveling

This article was written by Lucile Hernandez Rodriguez of the nomadic yoga blog lucilehr.com. Traveling is, without a doubt, an exciting opportunity to be in a whole new place and immerse yourself in various cultures. Although it can be fun, it can also be stressful. I’m talking about jet lag after moving between time zones, …

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The Spiritual Art of Knife Massage in Ximen, Taipei

Chinese knife massage in Taipei, Taiwan

I’m navigating my way though Ximending, a shopping paradise for the young and trendy, to find Light Program Red House. Olivia Wu, an acquaintance of mine and also certified practitioner of knife massage (dao liao or刀療) and I Ching (yi jing or 易經) divination, has invited me to experience an ancient Chinese knife massage in …

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The 15 Best Chiang Mai Temples (Famous & Off-the-Beaten-Path!)

Best Chiang Mai Temples

Chiang Mai is one of the top destinations in a country that is one of the most visited in the world. Including domestic tourists, 10 million people visit Chiang Mai every year (pre-2020 figures, of course!) The amazing assortment of temples in Chiang Mai is one of the city’s greatest draws. Chiang Mai was once …

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13 Unmissable European Pilgrimages

A guide to the best pilgrimages in Europe

by Anna from Camino Adventures. Though the pilgrimages started as journeys of moral or spiritual significance, modern ones are not necessarily confined to the most faithful. Whether you are interested in learning about history, culture, and admiring spectacular landscapes, you want to test your physical aptitudes, or you are on your own spiritual journey, walking …

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Spiritual Places in the US You Can’t Miss

Hsi Lai Temple, one of the most spiritual places in the US

When it comes to places to seek religious wisdom, the United States is not typically the first one that comes to mind. Some might think of Jerusalem, with its rich religious heritage and diversity of faiths. Others may think of  India and its multitude of temples and other sacred places dotting the landscape. Yet others …

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Getting from Podgorica or Kotor to Ostrog Monastery (with pictures)

If you're looking to take an Ostrog Monastery tour or travel from Podgorica to Ostrog Monastery or Kotor to Ostrog Monastery, this article has all the details!

Serbian Orthodox Ostrog Monastery is one of the most captivating sights in Montenegro and visually impressive monasteries in the world. The centuries-old complex is built into sheer cliffs, with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding plains. It is one of the most unique pilgrimage sites in the world and, without a doubt, one of the …

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