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There are many famous tombs in the world which deserves a visit at least once in lifetime because of their architectural beauty or because of the reasons why they have been built. People throughout history do different rituals when a person dies, some show respect by burning the dead and sometimes people bury the dead in complex and ornate tombs. Below is the list of some famous tombs in the world which are listed in popular tourist attractions as well

tomb of cyrus

Tomb of Cyrus

Tomb of Cyrus is the most important monument in Iran and is dedicated to Cyrus who was the ruler and founder of Persian Empire in 6th century BC. It is located in the royal park at Pasargadae.

lenin mausoleum

Lenin’s Mausoleum

This tomb is situated in Red Square in Moscow’s center. The mausoleum is currently the resting place of Vladimir Lenin and his dead body is still on public display from 1924 shortly after his death. Lenin’s corps is kept at a temperature of 16 °C and humidity 80-90 percent. Moreover visitors are not allowed to talk and smoke in the tomb and after every 18 months the corpse is removed and undergoes for a chemical bath.

shah i zinda


It is one of the famous mausoleums in Central Asia; it is situated in the north-eastern part of Uzbekistan. This mausoleum has 3 groups of structures which are connected by four arched dome passages. The name Shah-i-Zinda means the living King and it is connected with the legend Kusam ibn Abbas who was the cousin of the prophet Muhammad. It is said that he is still living in the deep well where he took his head after getting beheaded.

castel sant angelo

Castel Sant’Angelo

It is also known as the mausoleum of Hadrian and it is a towering cylindrical building in Rome. This castle was once the tallest building in Rome and it was commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian for himself and his family as a mausoleum.

jahangir tomb

Tomb of Jahangir

This tomb of Jahangir is a mausoleum built from 1605-1627 for Mughal Emperor Jahangir. This mausoleum is located in Pakistan’s Lahore area. His son built this monument for his father after 10 years of his death and it has 4 minarets of 30 meter height. One can explore these famous tombs with EaseMyTrip.in. Moreover the interior of this tomb is designed with white marble and the sides are wrought with mosaic of flowers.

terracota army

Terracotta Army

This is the mausoleum of the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty in 221 BC-206 BC. They successfully defeated all the rival states and it is located in the city of Xi’an. It is one of the most famous tourist attraction in China and  it is said that in the 3 pits there are approx 8000 soldiers, 130 chariots, 150 cavalry horses and 520 horses which is still buried .The figures at this place is life sixed and life like.


Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is located in Agra and this tomb is a great symbol of love. This monument was built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is a perfect example of Mughal architecture. It has several beautiful buildings, reflecting pools and amazing gardens.

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