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The Crematoria

Bagmati River, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 982-3778339
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For white boys from Canada this was an out of the box tour. Watching them prepare the body's for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gil M
Very interesting

A great place to visit but definitely is not for everyone. This was a very unique experience on my... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amy R
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Bagmati River, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed yesterday

For white boys from Canada this was an out of the box tour. Watching them prepare the body's for cremation, the lines of grieving families leaving the area, the "monks" dressed up looking for hand outs or the children shouting and playing in the river...More

Thank Gil M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great place to visit but definitely is not for everyone. This was a very unique experience on my sight seeing tour in Kathmandu. As others have mentioned, you are welcome to sit across the river and watch as families honour the deceased prior to...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks 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
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2 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