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What belongs in this article?[edit]

With the article's title, I wonder what belongs here. Is it only places that are referred to as "Holy Lands" or is there a place here for the most spiritual places of religions that do not refer to their most holy cities/places as "Holy Lands"?

For example, would there be a place in this article for places like Lhasa (Tibetan Buddhism), Mount Wudang (Taoism), or Ise (Shinto)? ChubbyWimbus 00:45, 2 December 2009 (EST)

I'm inclined to say there's only one. That is, there is the Holy Land, whereas Llasa is arguably a holy land. If anything, I'd like to see the article be a bit more restrictive, along the lines of wikipedia:Holy Land --Peter Talk 01:16, 2 December 2009 (EST)
Okay, that's what I was thinking, but the Bahá'í Holy Land kind of made me wonder what the goal of this article really was. Should we just delete the Baha'i cities? Is there an article (or do we even want an article) where holy places like Lhasa or Varanasi belong? ChubbyWimbus 01:32, 2 December 2009 (EST)
The Bahá'í sites are a bit trickier, since they are on the same land, and because I don't know the first thing about Bahá'í religious history ;) I'm inclined to take them out to simplify this. Same goes for Mecca–Medina, since those sites are not in the traditional land of wikipedia:Canaan (and they're anyway already covered by the appropriate travel topic, Hajj).
If someone wants to write a travel topic on major centers of Buddhism, or of a certain strand of Buddhism (Mahayana, Theravada, Tibetan, Rinzai, etc.), more power to them! --Peter Talk 21:27, 3 December 2009 (EST)

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