199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die

A hauntingly beautiful travel guide to the world 's most visited cemeteries, told through spectacular photography and their unique histor and residents.
Fewe than 3.5 million tourists flock to Paris 's Père Lachaise cemetery each year. They are lured there, and to many cemeteries around the world, by a mixtur 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 ity.

199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die features these unforgettable cemeteries, along with 196 more, seen in more than 300 photographs. In this bucket list of travel musts, author Loren Rhoads, who hosts the popular Cemetery Travel blog, details the history and features that make each destination unique. Throughout will be profiles of famous people buried there, striking memorials by noted artists, and unusual elements, such as the hand carved wood grave markers in the Merry Cemetery in Romania.
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Published October 3rd 2017 by Black Dog & Leventhal
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I hope anyone interested in architecture and tourist attractions that are a bit more peaceful than average would find something within this book to add to their bucket lists.

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A cemetery may not be the top destination on your travel bucket list, but they are unique cultural exhibitions and a reflection of time gone by.

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