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Hanging Coffins


The process of hanging coffins is common among a few different cultures, but it is primarily practiced in China. The process involves just what you’d imagine, basically hanging a coffin from a cliff. Posts are put into the side of cliffs in order to set the coffins up.

they believed that by putting them on a higher ground rather in the ground would help them get closer to the sky and keep them safe from beasts and other harm.

Could you imagine just going for a walk and turning the corner only to see all of these coffins just hanging out on the side of the cliff?

It definitely sounds like a terrifying scene in a movie. Some cultures also collect the rainwater that might fill the coffin and rub it on their body, hoping to get closer to the deceased loved one.