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The Crematoria

Bagmati River, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 982-3778339
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Very spiritual and moving

this is not for everyone but i highly recommended you pay it a visit to understand the Hindu... read more

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Rob S
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New South Wales, Australia
A cultural must

Make sure you have a guide to explain all that is going on as there is much to see both by the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
r4tpin
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London, United Kingdom
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Bagmati River, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed today

this is not for everyone but i highly recommended you pay it a visit to understand the Hindu culture just that bit better , Yes you see dead people but death is a part of life.

Thank Rob S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Make sure you have a guide to explain all that is going on as there is much to see both by the river and around the temples etc on each bank. Lots of photo opportunities but don't forget to tip the monks etc if you...More

Thank r4tpin
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The place is full of people mourning that are saying there goodbyes to there loved ones. It's beautiful and bizarre to watch it - everyone can just come here and have a look. Part of there culture so I would recommend a visit.

Thank Jacob0505
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The crematorium is great for people who are not easily grossed out and also don't mind the smell. It's also nice to see another type of culture. Would not recommend to people who are easily squeamish or for people who are easily tired as some...More

Thank kul m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place of Crematoria i see people putting in fire my heart was cry im scared went i see that god i never sleep full day

Thank YuddhaEdson
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited Varanasi some time ago we were prepared for the sight of someone being cremated. In most cases it's a joyous occasion for the relatives as long as they're not having a camera stuffed in their faces. This little river eventually flows into the...More

Thank Nick N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a place with so much happening - a place full of history and a place that confronts you with life and death. for first timers it might be a slight 'shock' being put in front of reality of life. it is also one of the...More

Thank AnitaDidi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Expensive (as a foreign tourist), but interesting and sobering. Being sensitive to those who are mourning, it's worth a visit.

Thank SquashAddict
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Things seem to happen all together in this place. Firstly we were taken there to learn of the culture and tradition of the religion. We learned that cremation is done with various sites in the compound - rich and nobilities in one area, those who...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

My friends and I were a little hesitant to go here given the nature of the the place, having said that I am glad we went. The crematorium is a sacred place for the families of local Hindu’s; it allows the families to give their...More

Thank Anna L
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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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