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199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die

by Loren Rhoads Author

More than 3.5 million tourists flock to Paris's Père Lachaise Cemetery each year—lured there, and to many cemeteries around the world, by a combination of natural beauty, ornate tombstones and crypts, notable residents, vivid history, and even wildlife. Many also visit Mount Koya cemetery in Japan, where 10,000 lanterns illuminate the forest setting, or graveside in Oaxaca, Mexico to witness Day of the Dead fiestas. Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery has gorgeous night tours of the Southern Gothic tombstones under moss-covered trees that is one of the most popular draws of the city. In this bucket list of travel musts, 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die offers a plethora of unforgettable cemeteries, along with more than 300 hauntingly gorgeous photographs. Author Loren Rhoads, who hosts the popular Cemetery Travel blog, details the history and features that make each destination unique. Highlights include profiles of famous dead people, striking memorials by noted artists, and unusual cemetery elements, such as the hand carved wood grave markers in the Merry Cemetery in Romania.