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5 places in the world where women are not allowed to travel into.

It is shocking at this century there are still some places where women are not supposed to step into despite endless effort of various groups that fights for equality of women in the society. For instance women are denied to access different places in world for enjoyment and to fulfill certain spiritual norms.


In this article i am going to show you places in this world where women are prohibited from entering.


1.Mount Omine, Japan.

Mount omine is located in Nara, Japan.

The place is so attached to shugendo, a religion founded in the eighth century by En no Gyoia.

The reason why women are barred from this place is that the place since the past has banned unclean people especially those who had lost their family members and also women who are menstruating.


1.Mount Athos.

Mount Athos is located in the peninsula in North Eastern Greece.

It has banned women for more than 1000 years from entering this place also women are not allowed to be closer to the mountain for approximately 500m from the coast.

The mountain does not only barred women from entering the place but also forbids female animals to enter the place.

The reason why they have banned women from stepping that place is because banning is regarded a simplest way to ensure celibacy and also banning is connected with orthodox traditions.


3.Okinoshima,Japanese sacred island.

Women are banned from entering okinoshima, a sacred island because the ban is closely associated with ancient taboos of shinto traditions.

Men are only allowed at these place under strict rules because men who are supposed to to enter to those places must do cleansing rituals.


4.Temple of Ayyapan.

The temple is located in sabarimala, India.

In 1991,kerala high Court banned entry of women between the age of 10 and below 50 years from offering at Sabarimala shrine because this age women were considered to be on a period where are likely to menstruate.


5.Haji Ali Dargah.

The Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque and dargah ( tomb) . It is located on the islet off of the coast of worli in the southern part of Mumbai.

The reason why women are banned from this mosque is due to Islam which prohibits women from entering the mosque and also women are banned from entering the tomb since is a sin for women to enter into the sanctum.

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