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The Crematoria

Bagmati River, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Everytime I feel shocked...

The place is so strange place. Probably before going there, you read many things about it but seen... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ernur p
Izmir Province, Turkey
via mobile
A very emotional place

This could be too emotional for some travelers but a total eye opener for others as families... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Bagmati River, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is so strange place. Probably before going there, you read many things about it but seen and experience it so different. In my last visit this place, I was totally shocked and sad. I guess, during the visiting try to be more sensitive...More

Thank ernur p
Reviewed 1 week ago

This could be too emotional for some travelers but a total eye opener for others as families cremate their lost ones and the ashes are sent down the Bagmati River.

Thank Royhancock
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Better to have a certified guide so he can explain you. It s a place to see once. A lot of monkeys around. You have to pay at the entrance.

Thank Enzo M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We werent prepared for this at all, but we arrived at all 5 stages of cremations: the parade, the setup, the starting, the smoldering, the remains that get tossed into the river. While this all seems morbid, it was so interesting to see the rituals....More

Thank mikeandme0702
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply breathtaking and confusing. On the one hand you have children swimming and playing in the river. Then if you look closely. People are washing their dead relatives feet and bodies are alight on the sides. Just so fascinating! Your guide will explain more! A...More

Thank JCTaylor123456789
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Witnessing another culture's death rituals is truly a gift. I had mixed feelings about visiting here because I didn't want to be intrusive. Once there, it was clear there are respectful distances to be maintained, and I didn't feel intrusive respecting these boundaries. I would...More

Thank JessB24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entrance Fee 10 USD. Visiting this place requires a lot of patience starting for the long walk going to the crematorium itself but its fun seeing monkeys playing around local houses as if they are domesticated pets. The heat will literally welcome you as you...More

Thank jasminvirus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Could not even finished the tour. I don't know why I did visit this place afterall. The moment you entered the gate you'll be held-up already for a Rs.1000 yes!!! a thousand rupees for this place ... terrible.

Thank Victoria R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting the crematoria left me with mixed feelings. It was interesting from a cultural perspective to watch the ritual washing and then burning of the deceased, but it also felt slightly insensitive to be watching, and I didn't take any pictures as that just felt...More

Thank Antsy280
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not everyone's cuppa tea. I enjoyed it for the spectacle of the Baba's, the vendors, and the lovely mausoleum type buildings at the top of the stairs behind the Bagmati River. There's not a whole lot else to do as non-Hindu's are not permitted inside...More

Thank planetwanderer
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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