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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  • September 10, 2017
    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 »
  • May 2, 2017
    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 »
  • September 24, 2016
    The biggest cemetery in the world that Shiites bury their dead with closeups of the shrine of Imam Ali (as), and the graves of some prophets, believing that this relieves the torment.
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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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