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The Crematoria

Bagmati River, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 982-3778339
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An eye opening experience.

To be able to watch a funeral pyre at the side of the river is a unique experience and not at all... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chris S
Surreal and Spiritual Place for Meditation with Swami Basu

I spent the afternoon with Swami Basu and he took me to the crematorium to meditate. It was an... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kellie M
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Bagmati River, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

To be able to watch a funeral pyre at the side of the river is a unique experience and not at all gruesome or invasive. It was a good thing to see, with understanding of the people and the process it makes so much sense.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I spent the afternoon with Swami Basu and he took me to the crematorium to meditate. It was an amazing experience. There was one body burning and a funeral ceremony for another body in progress when we arrived. We watched the funeral ceremony and then...More

Thank Kellie M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Death is treated much more directly in Nepal, at the same time as being treated with great dignity and touching ceremony. Public cremation might sound off-putting to a European but I would recommend that every visitor to Kathmandu experience this at some time.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I gatecrashed a coming of age party there. And I also saw a cremation there. You can see everything from a party to burial

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Could be overwhelming for some but I loved the Hindu culture and thoroughly enjoyed witnessing the traditional Hindu cremation.

Thank Maria O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An astonishing place to visit. One of hindus most important temples in the world, many hindus come from all over the world as a sort of pilgrimage. Near to a secred river, were, as in India in the Ganges, they burn the bodies of their...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just on the rear of the Pashupatinath temple. It is a crematorium ground which also incidentally holds evening prayers (Aarti) daily which are quite a sight for first-timers. The Aarti is definitely recommended if in Kathmandu. It is usually taking place around the time of...More

Thank Deeptanshu K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to be honest, I was a little uneasy about this trip. That said, having a guide gave me a good insight into the culture and religious practices of the people. We were welcomed and were able to observe at a respectful distance. Take...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having had reservations about visiting here, I am glad I did to see into another world of Hindu ceremony. Deeply moving.

Thank Leedsaway67
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a lot of beauty with the ceremonies but watching families and communities prepare their loved ones for cremation felt very invasive. Some families had professional wailers but most of the people were genuinely mourning so having tourists take pictures and gawk was unsettling...More

Thank Mel 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
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