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The Crematoria

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Address: Bagmati River, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

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This is a special place for the locals and tourists alike. You'll probably be hit up for donations : ) or to purchase items, but the experience is worth any inconvenience.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was such a sobering experience. It is not to be missed. To learn about a cultures life learning about thoughts and customs of death are paramount. Such an emotional experience with beautiful ceromony.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were taken here by our tour guide under the impression that this was the pashupatinath temple. I later understood better, although still not completely, thatwe visited the crematorium section of the pashupatinath temple. Nevertheless, as a non-Hindu this was an awkward place to visit and an uncomfortable spectacle in general. Perhaps more appropriate for devotees and those who have... More 

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Draper, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a special place for the locals and tourists alike. You'll probably be hit up for donations : ) or to purchase items, but the experience is worth any inconvenience.

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Heraklion, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

it is interesting to visit and see how other religions deal with death. you will hear a lot of crying and screaming but it is normal for burial procedures. this probably will make you sad. do not stand in the smoke as it comes from the burning of a dead body and it smells bad

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Thank Manos P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a really incredible experience seeing how the death is treated. Bodies being cremated and family members/friends of the person passed away are not crying as in other cultures, as this would mean the person passed away will not come to heaven. Recommendable to visit this place with a guide or local to explain this cultural procedure. One of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our guide took us here. I watched a family wash a body and prepare it for burning. I watched a man slowly build a pyre for that body. It seemed a bit weird to take pictures so I didn't. There was also a puppy with a string lead being dragged about by a monkey. Which made me laugh. Everything costs... More 

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Thank Chris K
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw bodies being cremated here out in the open. It was different from anything I've ever seen. It was a little surprising for me because Americans are so used to death being dressed up, so to speak. This was very hands-on and you could see families washing their dead and arranging them in the correct position for cremation. Very... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was quite a sight to witness, especially for a Westerner, to see how death is celebrated by Hindus.

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Thank Cameron S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the crematoria in the monrning and then walked to Boudhanath stupa. That made the best day of our trip! the crematoria have this strange feeling similar to what we experiensed in Veranasi.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always lots going on and it is surreal to see the bodies come in and be burned. We learned a lot about the Hindu religion and burial practices

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