Death is inevitable–it is a fact of life and so physical decline or death is something we have to face head on, no matter how eerie and uncomfortable the thought may be. Hence, the need for a permanent and final resting place still continues to be of great demand today. But given the scarcity of urban lands or grave spaces, traditional in-ground burials are no longer sustainable.
Other countries like Taiwan, India and Israel are embracing a different concept like “high-rise cemeteries” which are increasingly and quickly becoming a “thing” nowadays.
Meanwhile, the world’s highest vertical cemetery is The Memorial Necrópole Ecumênica, in Santos, Brazil. It measures 108 meters tall with 25,000 storing units or tombs, several wake rooms, crypts, mausoleums and other basic amenities.
The cemetery is said to be the most visited and most popular landmark in Santos, as recognized by a local tourism board.
And many consumers are also willing to pay a hefty price for such tombs that offer a view.
While the cost varies depending on the type of view being offered.
Three-year rental of a burial plot ranges from 10,000 to 35,000 Brazilian reals (between $5,900 and $21,000) while separate family burial places with memorial rooms costs 174,000 reals ($54,000).
Those tombs at the highest levels would be “108 meters closer to heaven than a typical underground grave.”
Aside from some of its hotel-like architecture and amenities, “each of the 32 floors has rows of numbered blocks with 150 tombs all equipped with a ventilation system and can accommodate up to six bodies. ”
Quite a way to address the overcrowding issue of in-ground burials by building one–not six feet under but over.
Zipline with 5 Friends at the World’s Largest ZipRider and Scenic Mountain Ascent!
Take 5 of your friends along and try out the world’s largest ZipRider at Icy Strait Point, Alaska!
Ziplining is one of those adrenaline-filled activities that let you experience the thrill of flying with the safety of harnesses and cables. You go from point A to point B in a straight line - that's definitely Instagram-worthy. Now if only you could tag along a couple of friends to experience the thrill of ziplining together...
Ziplining alone can be lonely, so why not take some friends along?
Icy Strait Point in Hoonah, Alaska lets you do just that! The zipline itself is 5,495 feet long with a vertical drop of 1,320 feet, and you and 5 other friends can all make the jump together. And the top speed? An astounding 65 mph!
That's one heck of a drop!
China’s Terrifying Glass Bridge Has Been Shut Down After Just 13 Days
Much to the surprise and possibly dismay of tourists and visitors, Zhangjiajie glass bridge made an announcement that it is going to be temporarily closed to the public until further notice.
Since its opening on August 20, it is estimated that at least 8,000 to 10,000 tourists has visited China’s famous glass bridge daily; however, much to the surprise and possibly dismay of tourists and visitors, Zhangjiajie glass bridge made an announcement that it is going to be temporarily closed to the public until further notice.
Shan Shan Bridge by Penda
CNN reported that a spokesperson from Zhangjiajie marketing and sales department said that they are overwhelmed by the number of visitors. It was also revealed that the capacity of the bridge is only up to 8,000 persons per day, but they are getting demands that can almost triple that. Some reports even stated that the visitors who want to see the famous glass bridge is almost ten times than its actual capacity.
The World's Longest and Highest Glass Bridge
This May Look Like a Mountain, But It’s Actually the World’s Largest Pyramid!
Did you know that the largest pyramid in the world is actually hidden in plain sight?
When you think about pyramids, the first one that usually comes to mind are the pyramids at Giza. But even though they may be the most popular, they're far from being the biggest pyramids ever made?
In reality, the largest pyramid was built by the Aztec empire. It's called the Great Pyramid of Cholula in Puebla, Mexico. Its base is up to four times the size of Giza's great pyramid, and nearly twice the volume. It's also the largest monument ever constructed on Earth by any civilization, even to this day!
So if the Great Pyramid of Cholula is the largest, how come it isn't as popular as the Egyptian one? The sad truth is that this giant structure is hidden beneath layers of dirt, making it look more like a mountain than a pyramid. In fact, its disguise as a mountain was so convincing that Spanish explorer Hernan Cortes built a church right on top of it.