When traveling, tourists usually don't think to scope out the local cemeteries of the sites they're visiting. While cemeteries typically bring to mind feelings and images of sorrow, sometimes these final resting places can actually be quite beautiful and worth the trip.  

Paris' rustic Pere-Lachaise, for instance, is made up of beautiful monuments, cobblestone paths, and it's grave site of Jim Morrison. Across the globe lies Australia's Waverley Cemetery, which overlooks gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean. 

Check out these 15 Shockingly Beautiful Cemeteries Around the World—next time you visit Paris, Sydney, or any of these scenic cities we've listed, you'll reconsider taking a stroll through the local churchyard.

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