This monastery, in the valleys North of Lhasa, is famous for its sky burials, carrying out around 20 a day, where the body is dismembered and fed to the vultures. One may witness these if invited to do so by the family. My personal opinion is that this seems a wonderful way to have one's molecules put to a good use after death, certainly better than oxidising them in an oven or on a pyre.
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