: "sacred woods consist of indigenous plants and, in a manner now absolutely rare on the Hautes Terres, represents in residual form the natural forest which once covered this and other hills"
: Kasugayama Primeval Forest: ".. a sacred forest where no hunting or tree-felling has been permitted since 841." (AB)
Gusuku of Ryukyu
: "The Seifa-utaki ... consists of a triangular cavern formed by gigantic rocks, and contains a sacred grove with rare, indigenous trees like the Kubanoki (a kind of palm) and the yabunikkei or Cinnamomum japonicum (a form of wild cinnamon). Direct access to the grove is forbidden." (Wiki)
Hani Rice Terraces
: The sacred forests still have strong connotations. Above the
village are places for the Village God 'Angma'
(the soul of the village) and for the Land Protection
God 'Misong', where villagers pray for peace,
health and prosperity. (whc)
Kii Mountain Range
: Nachi Primeval Forest, part of WHS, is a 32 hectare sacred forest covering much of the area to the east of Nachi no Otaki, the sacred waterfall .
: three main sacred Poqolla forests (AB ev)
: Precinct of the Sacred Tree (Yala Nkuwu), in whose shade the sovereigns delivered justice.
: "The ancient text known as the Epic of Gilgamesh,
found in central Mesopotamia, makes reference to this
forest and describes the Cedars of Lebanon as sacred
: Places of importance to contemporary Native Americans with traditional ties to park lands consist of villages, cemeteries, sacred/ceremonial sites and certain natural resources use areas and the park authorities consult Native American Advisory committees on the use of cultural and natural resources. - AB Document
: A sacred grove behind the House of the Vestal Virgins on the edge of the Roman Forum lingered until its last vestiges were burnt in the Great Fire of Rome in 64 CE.
Royal Joseon Tombs
: Gwangneung Forest was considered sacred during the Joseon Dynasty. The forest was protected and served as an ideal location for Gwangneung, a royal tomb constructed under Confucian principles.
: 'Yakusugi' were revered as sacred trees (unesco website)