Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery, Najaf

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See one of the world's largest cemeteries at Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery. Explore on your own, or join an organized tour and learn about the history of the 601 hectare (1,485 acre) site. Among the over 5 million graves, you'll see the final resting place of important citizens and ancient prophets. Once considered a part of heaven, the cemetery draws scores of faithful pilgrims; many wish to be buried here, believing they will find peace after death. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Najaf using our trip planner.
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  • Biggest cemetery in the world.. Its very interesting place if you visit Najaf first time.. I prefer to watch the cemetery from top view.  more »
  • Graves of Nabi Hudd and Saleh are inside one shrine. Exit the Holy Shrine from Bab e Toosi, walk straight and cross the road. Then keep walking straight. You will find small shops on the LHS and...  more »
  • Pretty cool. Never been but I bet people are just dying to get in there.
  • When ever you get a chance to visit make symbolic grave of you with intention that when you will die your body will be shifted to this holly cemetery.
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