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Can I see the celestial burial in Tibet?

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Can I see the celestial burial in Tibet?

No, the celestial burial in Tibet is now forbidden for the tourists. While Tibet first opened up, a large number of tourists entered Tibetan areas to experience the living conditions of local people, however, also many people went to see the celestial burial. Since the time of celestial burial is before dawn every morning, during a celestial burial, the lights can interfere with the vulture' ability to eat and this will increase the work of celestial burial masters, and the financial burden of the deceased family. In addition, after the Tibet tour a lot of people upload the video and photos on various websites, and caused the negative publicity. Such behavior shows, they never been considered, it is a unique spiritual concept of a nation and should showing respect instead of curiousity. All of the local Tibetan people are proud to be on the celestial burial platform after their death. Therefore, all the celestial burial places in Tibet are closed to tourists.
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