Everyone flocks to tourist destinations for not only enjoying stunning views or discovering life but also for seeking a cure to better their health mentally and physically. And now, we are here with the top 6 tourist destinations that have positive effects on human health.
#1. Lourdes, France
Located in the southwest of France, Lourdes has long been considered one of the most popular destinations for tourists and Catholics around the world.
There are millions of visitors including the disabled, and patients who pilgrim to Lourdes each year to pray and ask for healing miracles.
The treatment is said to stem from locals’ praying and dipping their body into holy water at a huge rock overlaying an elongated grotto called Massabielle next to the Pau River, where many people claim to have been healed throughout history.
#2. Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu is nestled in the Andes Plateau of Peru. Many local shamans and doctors with heavy spiritual recommend everyone to come here for overall healthcare.
According to the myth, when a person touches their forehead to sacred Intihuatana stone, which was an astronomical clock of the Inca people, then their spirit has a great connection with the world.
#3. Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Situated on the peninsula of Reykjanes, Iceland, Blue Lagoon annually attracts millions of tourists all over the world. The Blue Lagoon has naturally hot water vented from the ground near a lava flow.
The water contains minerals that benefit health and is particularly effective for skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis.
#4. Hell Gate, New Zealand
For over 700 years ago, Hell’s Gate has been a sacred spot to the Ngati Rangiteaorere tribe, and today serves as the only thermal park still owned by Maori.
Hell Gate is Rotorua’s most active geothermal park featuring steaming hot springs, boiling mud pools that are really good for skin and especially ice cold white geothermal mud that is used for the relief of burns.
In particular, it has Kakahi Falls – the largest hot waterfall in the southern hemisphere. According to legend, the warrior bathed in the water containing sulfur to heal their wounds after battle.
#5. The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea is famous for its mud and salt which are considered effective treatments for chronic skin diseases like acne or psoriasis.
The waters of the Dead Sea has a salt content of 33% and large amounts of magnesium, calcium, potassium and other minerals that are beneficial to those who suffer skin conditions.
#6. Uluru, Australia
The World Heritage Site Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) attaches great importance to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara and is regarded as a sacred place for spiritual and physical healing.
The area has many streams, lakes, caves and ancient paintings. Each year, the locals climb into an obscure cave to pray for the wellness and rejuvenation.