10 Sacred Sites Worth Seeing

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One man's vacation is another man's pilgrimage.

1) Mecca

location: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

most frequented by: Muslims

A trip to Mecca isn't likely to be confused with anything but a pilgrimage. Located in a drab, sandy valley about 50 miles from the Red Sea (where summer temperatures can easily reach 115 F), it's hardly a vacation destination. Regardless, it's a must-see for followers of Islam ...and we do mean "must." Mecca is the birthplace of the...

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