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The Crematoria

Closes in 15 min: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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My weirdest touristic experience. Totally worth it

Probably one of the best spots to rethink your life and to get to know how the reincarceration... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Janna s
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Just behind pashupathinath temple, on bagmathi river. can see ganga arati also around 7 pm here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mumbai, India
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Bagmati River, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Probably one of the best spots to rethink your life and to get to know how the reincarceration belief really works. The venue is enormously beautiful. I won't describe what I got there, as the experience is very personal. Recommend you to get some masks,...More

Thank Janna s
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was shocking! We had walked into the Pashupathinath temple and walked in here to a surreal scene. We saw families bringing the bodies of their loved ones to be cremated by the holy river. It was quite shocking to see many such cremations at...More

Thank Noel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing a place in KTM different from the temples and shopping in Thamel. This place isn't for everyone and you better be emotionally ready to see some really heavy stuff. It's a very holy place and you need to respect the people...More

Thank Rick E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just behind pashupathinath temple, on bagmathi river. can see ganga arati also around 7 pm here. Try to visit once.

Thank Malgudiboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My tour Guide suggested I'd like to visit The Crematoria on Wednesday 04/07/18. For hundreds of years this Heritage Site has been preforming Human Cremations & an interesting visit to have a clearer understanding of the way other cultures believes in the after life &...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking thru this Hindu World Heritage Site temple complex was beautiful. Really puts the circle of life into perspective.

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I visited with a guide who explained all the rituals associated with Hindu cremation at this site. Very informative!

Thank Shellytrace
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

This place is must for travelers. I think is the only place where cremation and pooja rituals are being held together. Evening aarti of Bhagmati river is a treat to watch

Thank HrideshSharma
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This is not a tourist site, it is a solemn site and you should be in a reverential state of mind. This was the fifth and last site I visited with my guide and by the time we arrived, I had a good understanding of...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Located close to the airport, this world heritage site is still used in hindu's cult. We arrived through a path full of stores for tourists and without any further notice, on the other side of the river bank: we end-up facing 2 burning bodies surrounded...More

Thank Adel N
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3 December 2015|
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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