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The Crematoria

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Similar to the Ganges in India, the Bagmati River is a sacred area. Cremations can be experienced... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Victoria P
Carefree, Arizona
Fascinating Ritual Cremation

I did not really know what to expect coming here, but, after witnessing cremations in various... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Amir G
Newmarket, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Similar to the Ganges in India, the Bagmati River is a sacred area. Cremations can be experienced here and you can also walk the site with temples and stupas. An interesting stop. Holy men will pose for you for a small contribution.

Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited this site with tour guide who recommended it. Saw the bodies of deceased people being washed in the holy Bagmati River by their family then cremated. Very interesting indeed, all visitors I saw were very respectfull of the proceedings. Probably not suitable for children...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 6 days ago

I did not really know what to expect coming here, but, after witnessing cremations in various stages, it was a moving experience. I think that the public display of the body was very strange to me, however, I understood, especially by the large amount of...More

1  Thank Amir G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a matter of personal choice whether one visits something as private and personal as an outdoor and public cremation, but it seems to have become a popular activity, especially for the tourists. Maybe it brings once own mortality out in the open. The...More

Thank Eaa1947
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very spiritual place that offers calm and contemplation. Cremation ceremonies a privilege to witness. You can get your “fortune “ told and buy mandellas from the ladies. $10 entrance.

Thank AHundredHighways
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't see bodies being prepared and placed on the funeral pyre but saw the latter stages. We had a wonderful guide who was taking us on a tour of Kathmandu and we stopped over for a while to take in the rituals. It was...More

1  Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 1 week ago

a fascinating place to visit but also very strange to be watching families prepare their love ones for cremations. Get a guide to get the learn the most from your visit. Guides will aprach you at the ticket booth should cost about 1000 to 2000...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

live funerals occurring daily, you can observe across the small river from where the funerals are occurring. Unesco site

Thank Wynn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I appreciated the very public display of the rituals of death. The mourning of friends and family, preparing the body, the chanting and burning of the bodies. It seemed a lot more healthy than the western traditions. A sobering reminder of our transitory time on...More

Thank MyIndiaPilgrimage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It felt as though we were intruding on the grief of others as we watched from across the small river as the bodies were cremated according to their tradition, but it is a public spectacle watched by all, and a fascinating insight into the life...More

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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