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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 8, 2014: Rural Tomb, Guangxi, China

 

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On a walk along an isolated road in rural southern China, I came upon a wooded hillside dotted with tombs.  Taken seriously in this part of the world, rules for funerals are followed meticulously and hillside burials are the norm as position is an indicator of good feng shui, the higher the better.

 

Read more about Chinese funeral customs here.

 

And read the full story of my long walk in the countryside here.

 

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