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Seda Sky Burial Platform
Seda Top 2 in Local History

149 Reviews
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Business Suspended Business hours TBA
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 30 minutes
Address: Five kilometers outside Seda County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture

What people are saying:

Climbing up the hillside, there is a large flat grass. In the middle of the grass, there is a small piece of grass with a radius of several hundred meters. There are piles of large and small rocks. There is a stone tower next to the rocks, and a circle of stones is piled around the stone tower. Wall-This is the celestial burial ground called "Shi Tuolin" since ancient India. There will be a celestial burial every day after 13:00. Because of the respect for the deceased, the area where the celestial burial is performed is enclosed. Except for family members and the staff of the celestial burial platform, no other tourists can enter at will. On the opposite side of the celestial burial platform, there will be a designated area for visitors to watch, and the curtains will be pulled up before the celestial burial begins. It was far away and was blocked by the curtain. To be honest, I couldn't see the specific details. Only the curtain that was blown by the wind occasionally could vaguely see the celestial burial master swinging a knife. The sky seemed to respond to the scene, and it was gloomy. With the beginning of the celestial burial, more and more vultures hovered from a high altitude, waiting on the hillside near the celestial burial platform, patiently waiting for the celestial burial master's signal. After the burial master of the day had finished breaking down the corpse, the moment the curtain was opened, the vultures rushed towards the corpse. I don’t know if it’s the smell of the corpse or the vultures. The smell of the celestial burial platform is getting more and more unpleasant at this time. Someone nearby can't help but vomit. Remember to wear a mask on the celestial burial platform.

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Additional Information


Seda celestial burial platform is built between the Buddhist College and Seda County. It is built on a relatively flat half-mountain slope. The iron fence is used to form a flat land like a basketball court. That is the place where the celestial burial is carried out. The celestial burial is to feed the body of the deceased to the eagle, and the eagle flies into the sky after eating. The Tibetans believe that the deceased has ascended to heaven. Usually, after a person dies for a few days, the lama will be asked to go to the funeral.
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