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The Crematoria

Bagmati River, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 982-3778339
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Interesting but..

Even though it was a very interesting experience to witness the whole ritual of the cremation I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
legs that protrude from fire

going to the crematory is a surreal experience for you will be able to see something quite common... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Bagmati River, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 982-3778339
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Even though it was a very interesting experience to witness the whole ritual of the cremation I still felt uncomfortable being there as a tourist peaking at other people's grief and sadness. Even though many local also go here just to watch the 'spectacle'. Its...More

1  Thank T-gerrit
Reviewed 1 week ago

going to the crematory is a surreal experience for you will be able to see something quite common yet so rare. you will be able to see people cremating the dead bodies of their loved ones. if you look closely, you will be able to...More

1  Thank santosh m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Intense, important experience. A must witness, at least once in a lifetime. I'm still shaken. the temple itself is impressive, but do go for the cremation. i suggest you go on your way from or to the airport since it's very close to it instead...More

1  Thank Sherinerassoul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved visiting this place. It was so interesting! There is lots of shopping on walk to this and be prepared for people to follow you trying for sale. I think that this way of dealing with dead is really good. There is something primal...More

1  Thank Hypnoticmuse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a holy place. One can witness the formal Hindu ritual of cremation on the banks of this river. Yet, there are always people following you trying to sell you things

1  Thank marsees
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was surprised to see this. As an American, usually these kind of activities are very somber and kind of hidden. Interesting!

1  Thank FE123456
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group was fascinated at the public cremations and learned a lot about the process and ceremonies associated with them.

1  Thank BambiLaFawn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked the crematoria because is very interesting to see how other cultures manage death. Now the fact that you will see real death and people being burned is a personal decision. Sometimes the smell can play with your mind, be prepared with change for...More

1  Thank ESolorzanoLemus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In Pashupatinath there are several crematoria along a river, and dead bodies are burned open-air. It is actually a religious place, but these crematoria became a touristic attraction. To my knowledge, there is no other crematorium, which attracts tourists like this one.

1  Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this site as part of our tour of Kathmandu. It was very interesting to learn about the significance of this temple and the cremation practices. Several bodies were being cremated while we were there.

1  Thank Marla M
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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