The Asia-Pacific region is considered the world's religious core, with the greatest number of pilgrims and travellers to religious events for both international and domestic tourism. It is estimated that there are approximately 600 million national and international religious and spiritual voyages in the world, of which over half take place in Asia.
This book focuses on tourism and sacred sites in Asia. Contemporary case studies of religious and pilgrimage activities provide key learning points and present practical examples from this 'hub' of pilgrimage destinations. They explore ancient, sacred and emerging tourist destinations and new forms of pilgrimage, faith systems and quasi-religious activities.
It will be of interest to researchers within religious, cultural, heritage and Asian tourism.
Key features include:
— An Asian perspective on a growing area of tourism.
— Case studies from across the continent.
— Full-colour images of pilgrimage sites and key destinations bring the topic to life.