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Honey Chitkara Aug 22 2014

Places around the world where you can make a wish.

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How many of you have travelled across the world just to make wishes? Here are some places where you can make a wish. Read on to find out more.

Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy

If you are in the cosmopolitan city Rome, there is no way you can miss a visit to the beautiful Trevi Fountain. Throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain has become a ritual with tourists. The belief is that if you toss a coin with your right hand over your left shoulder into the fountain, you are bound to return to Rome.

(by garygraphy)

Catalonia, Spain

Carved by St. Luke, the statue of Black Madonna is one of the famous pilgrimage destinations in Catalonia, Spain. The shrine of La Moreneta or Black Madonna attracts millions of visitors from all over the world. It is believed that if you touch her and make a wish, it will come true in exactly three months!

(by quinet)

Cologne, Germany

Tünnes and Schäl are two popular characters from the theater of Cologne, Germany. While Tunnes is a simple farmer who is sensible and kind-hearted, Schal is two-faced and crooked. The statues of both can be seen in the city. Interestingly, they personify many traits of Cologne’s inhabitants and there are many jokes and local stories referencing them. There is a very peculiar ritual involved in making a wish here: people stand on their boots, grab their nose and then make a wish. A really strange way of making a wish.

(by ECV-OnTheRoad)

Lviv, Ukraine

The bronze statue of Nikifor, a Ukrainian artist from Lviv is said to have the power to make your wishes come true. Those who are successful in rubbing Nikifor’s index finger, which points to the sky, get a chance to make their wish come true. If you can’t reach the index finger, try polishing his nose; luck might just knock on your door. Some people end up rubbing both Nikifor’s nose and index finger in the hope of becoming doubly lucky!

(from the official website of en.academic.ru)

Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Thailand

A must-see attraction in the exotic Thailand, the architecture and intricate sculptures of the temple here are simply breath-taking. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is believed to have the power to grant your wishes.

(by WPPilot)

Adam’s Peak, Sri Lanka

While Adam’s Peak in Sri Lanka has a lot of religious significance, it attracts both pilgrims and tourists. There are a set of bells near the summit. It is believed that if you ring the bells, one time for each visit you have made, then whatever you wish for will come true.

(by Purblind)

Karnak Temple, Egypt

The statue of a scarab beetle in the Karnak Temple in Egypt is said to have the power to grant your wishes. It was built during the reign of Amenophis II. It’s interesting to know that this statue represents the rebirth of the Sun at dawn; in other words, it symbolizes life after death. Make a wish by walking around the statue counter-clockwise seven times.

(by masterplaan)

Kara Dag, Ukraine

The Devil’s Gate (or Golden Gate) in the Eastern European country, Ukraine near the Kara Dag Mountain Range is an amazing rock formation. It is an arch-like rock structure jutting out of the sea that was once believed to be the gate to the underworld, hence, the name Devil’s Gate. It is believed that if you pass under the arch of the gate, your wish will come true.

(by Janmad)

Lourdes, France

The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes, France, is said to have miraculous healing powers. Many pilgrims travel here each year seeking physical healing or a spiritual renewal.

(by Beyond Forgetting)

Florence, Italy

Even pigs can make your wish come true. Where? Well, in Florence, Italy, a statue of pig -- Fontana del Porcellino is said to have magical properties. Rub its nose and put a coin in its mouth and your wish is bound to come true.

(by Radomil)

What are you waiting for? Head to these places, make a wish and let us know if your wish came true. Feel free to add to the list of places where you can make wishes. Happy wishing!
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