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Address: Yazd, Iran
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The concept of sky burial is fascinating and this disused site allows one to wander around to appreciate the solemnity of the practice. It does not take much imagination for... read more

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Singapore
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

The concept of sky burial is fascinating and this disused site allows one to wander around to appreciate the solemnity of the practice. It does not take much imagination for the mind's eye to picture how a departed loved one would be prepared in the khaiele below, then carried up a path (one has steps, recently built) to their final... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's really nice to see and walk through the towers of silence. Expect to be there for an hour or two if you want to see the full precinct. It has no shadows so may be wise to be there very early in the morning in summer days.

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Athens, Greece
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When in Yazd you have to visit this place. These are two hills on top of which there are the "Towers of Silence" (the place where zoroastrians used to expose dead bodies). I think that you should read/ google about the zoroastrian customs they are fascinating. This place used to be operational up until ~50 years ago. It is advisable... More 

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Thank George X
Yazd, Iran
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the Iranian Zoroastrian tradition, the towers were built atop hills or low mountains in desert locations distant from population centers. In the early twentieth century, the Iranian Zoroastrians gradually discontinued their use and began to favour burial or cremation

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Thank rosh60
Yazd, Iran
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tower of silence or Dakhmeh is a historical place in yazd city. There are two hills that if you go up there you can see all around Yazd city.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An interesting visit requiring an ability to walk up steps. It is where bodies were disposed of until about 60 years ago. They were put in the towers and then vultures came and ate the meat off the bones which were then put in a hole in the middle. I think they stopped this method because of the increase in... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fascinating place with a very interesting history, technically not an awful lot to see but I climbed to the top of the old tower (which I recommend over the newer, smaller tower) and the views along with the sense of calm makes it well worth the journey. The larger tower is a tougher climb with no steps or rails... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You have a nice view over the city and it is quite interesting to see how the people were burried here. If you are lucky, you can see an old man at the entrance. He was the last men to carry bodies up the hill.

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Manila
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walking up the stairs to the towers bring you chills. It is an incredible site to see and experience. Try to find the videos of helicopters flying over them.

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Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure why they call it the Towers, it should be the Hills of Silence. Anyway, we only climbed on the shorter hill. The day we went was very windy. It is worth the hike to go to the top. You can see the beautiful city below. I did not know they put the dead on the top of the... More 

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