Travel Tip 021/100: Be Respectful When Visiting Places of Worship

Travel Tip Be Respectful When Visiting Places of Worship

When visiting mosques, synagogue, temples, churches, cathedrals, memorials and other places of worship culturally or historically significant as an outsider, let’s be respectful. Take a minute to read the posted signs for appropriate attire and behavior to avoid disrupting others who have also come to pay their respects.

1. St. Vitus Cathedral/Katedrála Sv. Víta in Praha, Czech Republic

Gothic resting place of saints including Vitus, Wenceslas & Adalbert as well as the state treasury. – Google

2. Sedlec Ossuary/Kostnice Sedlec in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

Garlands of human skulls, plus a bone chandelier & chalices decorate this small Gothic chapel. – Google

3. Wat Rong Khun White Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand

A contemporary, unconventional, privately owned, art exhibit in the style of a Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. – Wikipedia

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4. Sensō-ji 浅草寺 in Tokyo, Japan

Completed in 645, this temple, Tokyo’s oldest, was built to honor Kannon, the goddess of mercy. – Google

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5. Todaiji Nigatsudo 東大寺二月堂 in Nara, Japan

Nigatsu-dō is one of the important structures of Tōdai-ji, a temple in Nara, Japan. Nigatsu-dō is located to the east of the Great Buddha Hall, on the hillside of Mount Wakakusa. – Wikipedia

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6. Wat Phan Tao วัดพันเตา in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Without doubt the most atmospheric wát in the old city, this teak marvel sits in the shadow of Wat Chedi Luang. Set in a compound full of fluttering orange flags, the monastery is a monument to the teak trade, with an enormous prayer hall supported by 28 gargantuan teak pillars and lined with dark teak panels, enshrining a particularly graceful gold Buddha image. – Lonely Planet

7. The Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

The Salt Lake Tabernacle, also known as the Mormon Tabernacle, is located on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. – Wikipedia

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Look at these set of pipes! #slc

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8. East Side Gallery in Berlin, Germany

Conserved graffiti project by 118 artists covering part of the Berlin Wall & celebrating its demise. – Google

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Respektieren der wand. #Berlin

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9. Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple in Chuk Un, Hong Kong

Built with feng shui elements, this Taoist shrine to Wong Tai Sin is considered a source of luck. – Google

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