Cemeteries Around the World Part 6

Cemeteries Around the World Part 6

Welcome to our next installment of interesting cemeteries around the world part 6.

The photo above comes from Ambang Cemetery in Vietnam, it is situated between Hue and Hoi An. We visited it after reading an article and  it was just mindblowing. For as far as the eye can see are house sized plots, decorated with amazing mosaics representing both christianity and chinese culture. The cost for each on is roughly $100 000 US , interred are mainly refugees who left after the Vietnam War and settled in the US. They return home and are buried with their families, if you are ever in the area it is well worth the detour.

St Kevin Cemetery, Glendalough (Ireland)

Glendalough

Danielle from The Thought Card 

St. Kevin Cemetery is an ancient graveyard in Glendalough. As one of the most important ancient monastic sites in Ireland, Glendalough also features a large round tower, stone churches and picturesque valleys. Still in use today, the cemetery’s oldest tombstones date back centuries. Through a guided tour, I enjoyed learning more about Irish ancient history and the origins of Celtic crosses which stud the cemetery.

 

Cemetario de Colon, Havana (Cuba)

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Dyanne from TravelnLass

Ranked 11th (out of 167) “Best Things to do in Havana” by TripAdvisor, Colon Cemetery is indeed one of the great historical cemeteries of the world.  Built in 1876, it is chock full of elaborately sculpted mausoleums and crumbling old architecture. Located in the Vedado neighborhood, it’s easily reachable via the $5 Hop-On-Hop-Off  bus (best value in Havana). You can hop off there, and spend an hour (or three!) and then pick up the HOHO bus again when it’s makes it’s hourly run ’round Havana.

For me though… Cemetario de Colon proved even more fun because there just happens to be a virtual geocache to be logged there (as evidenced by the “selfie” in the collage) by we crazed geocaching (“a world-wide game of hide ‘n seek”) fanatics.

Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava (Spain)

lloret de mar

Anne from Anne Kliensson’s Solo Travels and Adventure      

Do you ever considered visiting a cemetery, added to your itinerary on your holidays? Does it sounds creepy? The modernist cemetery is found in a coastal town of Lloret de Mar in Costa Brava Spain. It is not quite the ordinary, it’s totally different from the conventional cemetery I have ever seen. Walking around this place is like a stroll in an outdoor art exhibit. A rows of mausoleums with iron gate, guarding those beautiful marble headstone. This was obviously a resting place for the rich and high profile locals of Lloret de Mar. As evidence with the private mausoleums with stunning and unique statues designs made from stone carving. It was built in late 1896 participated by famous architects and sculpture, mostly were disciples of Gaudi’s School

 

Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)

Laurel Hill

Sarah Ricks from Traveling Mom 

Laurel Hill Cemetery is perched on a Philadelphia hillside overlooking the Schuylkill River. From the 78-acre cemetery, the panoramic view of the winding river lined with trees helps you imagine what the area might have looked like to early settlers.

Laurel Hill feels almost like a sculpture garden with a view. As you walk the garden paths, you see graves marked with stone angels balancing on columns, and mausoleums that look like tiny houses. Although Laurel Hill commands respect, it is also a lively place, filled with walkers, photographers, and picnickers. Entrance is free.

 

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