Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery, Najaf

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#8 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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  • It's the Greatest cemetery in the world and it take some days to take turn and have a tour for visit whole this place. But it has some famous graves and shrines that your guide can guide you there ( I...  more »
  • One of the paces to visit when in Najaf. Close to the shrine. Best to go with a guide as its huge. That way you can be shown around rather just keep walking in circles. This is said to be the biggest ...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • World Largest Graveyard Peaceful Place
  • Biggest graveyard in the world 🌎 Consist of graves of several prophets
  • The biggest Cemetery on planet!!! The border ends as border of another country
  • Valley of peace
  • The northern part of the Valley of peace cemetery in the shrine city of Najaf, Ali bin Abi Talib is located in and with more than 5 million of the world's biggest graveyard corpses. This is a cemetery from the South to the shrine of Ali Ibn Abi Talib and the main street of Najaf-kufa (Ali Ibn Abi Talib God) from the East to the road-Karbala, to the North of المهندسین and West of the living area to the former sea of Najaf will be limit, in the narratives that believers in this graveyard ghosts come together and each Momeni, who was born of the civil complications here go and everyone in this cemetery are buried the punishment of the grave he is removed. In this case the Prophet Ali bin Abi Talib said, addressed to:
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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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