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The Crematoria

Bagmati River, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 982-3778339
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Sacred

There are a lot of sacred places in Kathmandu, I was not comfortable here. I think there are places... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dwight R
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Lexington, South Carolina
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You will probably either love it or hate it

There is no in between for this one. If seeing a dead body being cremated in front of your eyes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jonvilliers
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Seattle, Washington
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  • Excellent51%
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  • Average12%
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Bagmati River, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are a lot of sacred places in Kathmandu, I was not comfortable here. I think there are places Westerners and their cameras just don't belong.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is no in between for this one. If seeing a dead body being cremated in front of your eyes fascinates you, you will love it (as I did). If it repulses you, you will hate it (as my wife did). Not much for middle...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the first time I experienced such a thing ! Do not miss it when you are in Kathmandu. Please be respectful to the families in sorrow, they are not on a tour like you there...

Thank Murat B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an extremely moving experience, though not for the faint of heart as it is rather graphic and there's no real way around it. It does feel rather intrusive but as long as you treat the occasion with reverence like you would the ceremony...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When traveling sometimes you need to experience things that is culturally unique to the area you are visiting. The crematoria is such a place in Nepal. Westerners may not view death in an enlightened way or with such ritual, here in Nepal the ritual is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take 2-3 hours to stay and sit in the shade. Absorb the air and the sense of timeleness. You may not be able to go too close to the fire but should nevertheless fell the heat.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While this was amazing to experience it was also moving and upsetting for me. To observe tradition in a most intimate way. It feels like too much of an intrusion on the family privacy but I believe they are not disturbed by the presence of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled to India and Nepal as part of a Nat. Geo. GAdventures trip. While this visit is very far out of westerners comfort zone it is a must see if you want to understand the country and the people. The viewing is at a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting to see the importance of the funerals and the way they are carried out. It wasn't easy to see the burning bodies, but once you know more about the significance of the place and the rituals, it is really interesting. Death is more...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bagmati exists as a thin sewer-like stream with the water remaining filthy. Certainly a place to avoid from a distance

Thank Vishal S
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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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