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7 Unexpectedly Nice Places to be Buried, Drowned, or Otherwise Disposed Of

Featured — By Rachel Greenberg on July 11, 2011 at 7:00 am
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Getting old and dying… what can we say, it’s a six-foot downer. But there is a silver lining: figuring out how you want your remains to be treated can put the “fun” back in “funeral.” We at NileGuide are all for donations to science, ceremonial scatterings of ash, and good ol’ fashioned burial, but it’s pretty interesting how different people around the globe deal with the dead.

Seasoned travelers that we are, scary cemeteries and creepy catacombs just don’t bring out the morbid curiosity in us any more. But there are some ridiculously cool historical and religious customs surrounding the dead that deserve a place in tour books. And a stop on your next trip.

Image: Latente www.latente.it/Flickr

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Tags: Bone Church, cemetery, Czech Republic, Daisen Konfun, Florida, Hanging graves, Hawaii, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Miami, Molokai, Neptune Memorial Reef, Osaka, Prague, Sedlec Ossuary, Sky Burial, tibet, Torajaland, Vac

    2 Comments

  • KRS says:

    Although The Bone Church looked kinda morbidly fascinating, I think I’d go with the last one, The Sky Burial. What a way to go back into nature!

  • mark says:

    Turned into a reef would be ok, after all I am dead and what ever happens with my body just does not matter.

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