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Places Around The World Where Women Aren’t Allowed To Visit

Even as we are progressing towards a more equal world for all genders, there are places around the world that Aren’t Allow To Visit women. This is a list of some places in the world, where Women are not allow to visit. 

Lord Kartikeya Temple, India

Kartikeya Temple in Pehowa township of the North Indian state of Haryana is an ancient structure dating back to the 5th century B.C. Kartikeya is a popular Hindu deity in India.

This famous temple is situated in the centre of Pehowa in Kurukshetra district of Haryana.

Pehowa is at a distance of 200 kilometres from Delhi and 60 kilometres from Karnal, Haryana.

There is a myth that the Lord curses women who enter the temple instead of blessing them.

As a result, women are ban from entering the temple.

Burning Tree Club, United States

Burning Tree Club is a private, all-male golf club in Bethesda, Maryland.

The course at Burning Tree has been play by Arch Manning, numerous presidents, foreign dignitaries, high-ranking executive officials, members of Congress, and military leaders.

The course was design by architect Alister MacKenzie.

The club has a strict policy forbidding women to enter the club, except under rare circumstances.

Mount Athos, Greece

If you want to visit Mount Athos the first step is to submit a copy of your passport to the Mount Athos Pilgrims’ Bureau.

Home to Orthodox churches, Mount Athos only admits 100 Orthodox and 10 non-Orthodox male pilgrims.

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A beautiful destination, Mount Athos follows this ancient rule religiously till today.

For more than 1000 years, women have been bar from entering this place.

Sabarimala, Kerala

The Sabarimala Temple is a temple complex location at Sabarimala hill inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the Perinad Village, Pathanamthitta district, Kerala, India.

It is one of the largest annual pilgrimage sites in the world with an estimate of over 40 to 50 million devotees visiting every year. 

A famous temple that was at the centre of a heat debate is yet another destination where women are not permit to enter.

The temple does not allow women between the ages of 10 and 50 to enter the temple, and this is mainly because the deity is celibate.

Okinoshima Island, Japan

Located 60 km off the western coast of Kyushu island, the island of Okinoshima is an exceptional example of the tradition of worship of a sacred island.

The archaeological sites that have been preserve on the island are virtually intact and provide a chronological record of how the rituals perform there change from the 4th to the 9th centuries AD. 

On this island, women are prohibite from visiting because of ancient taboos that also prohibit the eating of four-leg animals and prevent anyone from leaving the island without priestly permission.

Some believe it is because of the Shinto belief that menstrual blood is impure.

Mount Omine, Japan

Mount Omine is a sacre mountain in Nara, Japan, famous for its three tests of courage.

Officially known as Mount Sanjo, it is more popularly known as Mount Omine due to its prominence in the Omine mountain range.

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It is located in Yoshino-Kumano National Park in the Kansai region, Honshu, Japan.  

The temple Ominesanji, located at the top of the mountain, is the headquarters of the Shugendo sect of Japanese Buddhism and the entire mountain is part of a pilgrimage and training ground for the yamabushi.

Mount Omine lays claim to a continuous 1300-year legacy as a male-access-only sacred peak.

The ban has been challenge many times but without success.

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