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A hauntingly beautiful travel guide to the world's most visited cemeteries, told through spectacular photography and their unique histories and residents.
More than 3.5 million tourists flock to Paris's P?re Lachaise cemetery each year. They are 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.
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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Loren Rhoads

Loren Rhoads is the author of THE DANGEROUS TYPE, KILL BY NUMBERS, and NO MORE HEROES, the parts of a space opera trilogy called IN THE WAKE OF THE TEMPLARS. She's also the author of WISH YOU WERE HERE: ADVENTURES IN CEMETERY TRAVEL.

Loren is the co-author (with Brian Thomas) of the novel LOST ANGELS. Its sequel, ANGELUS ROSE, will be out in November 2016.

For 10 years, Loren edited the cult nonfiction magazine Morbid Curiosity. From the magazine, she distilled her favorite essays into MORBID CURIOSITY CURES THE BLUES: True Stories of the Unsavory, Unwise, Unorthodox and Unusual, which was published by Scribner.

She likes long walks in the moonlight and old graveyards.

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