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The Crematoria

Bagmati River, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 982-3778339
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Believe we should be more respectful when going there

Things seem to happen all together in this place. Firstly we were taken there to learn of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mirrabooka
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Sydney
Beware of dodgy “tour guides”

My friends and I were a little hesitant to go here given the nature of the the place, having said... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anna L
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Bagmati River, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Things seem to happen all together in this place. Firstly we were taken there to learn of the culture and tradition of the religion. We learned that cremation is done with various sites in the compound - rich and nobilities in one area, those who...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I were a little hesitant to go here given the nature of the the place, having said that I am glad we went. The crematorium is a sacred place for the families of local Hindu’s; it allows the families to give their...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This open crematorium is for Hindu cremations; however non Hindus can observe the cremations from the other side of the small river. Many Nepali families and individuals were present observing the rituals which they consider to be good luck. It did bring to mind personal...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure I wanted to see a cremation and the cries of sadness from the wife (I could be wrong) we difficult to take but the ceremony itself was quite beautiful. This is not something a western person will see on any other trip...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

an insight into the lives of the locals. amazing to see the culture and beliefs and how they handle death. worth the visit although it can be a little confronting for some

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can enter the Pashupatinath temple, this can be seen from the back of the temple. Somber site of course, and I am not sure this should be a part of the sight seeing tour of the city.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have only one day in Kathmandu visit it! Strongly recommended to understand Nepal and its culture If you not Hinduist you need to pay for entering - 1000 r.(10$) If a guide follows you be ready that he will ask a payment also

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nepali funerals are public affairs, so if you do visit the Crematoria you're likely to see one in progress. I personally find it very interesting, from an anthropological perspective. I do refrain from taking photos of ongoing funerals when I'm there, just out of respect...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place where all the Hindu people deathbody will be crimated and its located in Pashupatinath.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Respectfully watch funerals, pyres, family gatherings. See the holy men. Reflect on life and death and watch the antics of a monkey. One of the holy men looked just like The Dude. Could he be hanging out there?

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Response from AustraliaRuth | Reviewed this property |
I suggest engage a guide/driver, who will guide you to the best viewing locations, and explain the significance of what you are seeing, and also make you feel more comfortable because you are with a local. Ceremonies are not... More
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