Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery, Najaf

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#9 of 15 in Historic Sites in Iraq
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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  • The biggest cemetery in the world and it is located mear to the holy shrine of imam ali AS by around 10 mins walking distance but you need to know the address or location of the tombs u r looking for  more »
  • The cemetery is located near the shrine of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib. It is the largest cemetery in the world two Prophets buried there Hood and Saleh  more »
  • Wadi Al-salaam cemetery which is not too far from The Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (as ) in Najaf ashraf city , is one of the oldest and largest cemeteries of the world . Wadi is the buried place of so man...  more »

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With the town's main attractions drawing in millions of pilgrims each year, Najaf possesses a decent contingent of accommodations. However, the number and variety remains pretty limited, so make sure to book well in advance. Hotels, ranging from budget options to slightly pricier and well-presented rooms, lie along the main road. The district to the northwest of the airport provides by far the greatest number of lodgings, once again with simple hotels and slightly more luxurious options dominating the choice.
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