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Address: Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Really special atmosphere at and around the temple

The atmosphere is completely different to the other temples I have visited. The area is large. Entry around 10 usd. It's on the riverside and has a special atmosphere because of... read more

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The atmosphere is completely different to the other temples I have visited. The area is large. Entry around 10 usd. It's on the riverside and has a special atmosphere because of the funeral ceremonies. You can only enter the temple if you are hindu. It's a really impressive place that you have to see and feel.

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For any traveler I guess visiting places has to be meaningful. Not only wanting to see how wonderful the place is but the history behind it gives us an idea about how civilized and amazing the place was in the past. PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE and its surrounding has been and still a heaven for anybody. The architecture, the monuments, the buildings... More 

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As a non Hindu, I did not find this place appealing or interesting. Even as a western Hindu, you will not be allowed into the main temple. Instead, for a $10 you can watch cremation from across the holy Bagmati River, a river so polluted I do not understand how it can be considered holy and treated with such broad... More 

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Major Hindu Shrine in Kathmandu place of pilgrimage for Hindus from inside and outside Nepal place of cremation you can see the funeral pyres

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This is where many of the people of Kathmandu come to cremate their deceased, and if you stand on the river bank you can see the ceremonies and cremations. A very atmospheric place, well deserving of its world heritage status. Must-see.

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Pashupatinath temple is a Hindu temple. This temple is frequented by the locals and it is most popular. There is a crematorium within this site. They burn dead bodies along the river. It is very interesting to visit here as one can see how the people worship and offer their offerings. There is an entry fee to the temple. This... More 

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went here a while ago. what to say - home of Lord Shiva. went as part of a tour group and was priviledged to perform a havan here. beautiful temple - one of the most revered temples in Hinduism! love it.!

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You may find it unbelievable but this temple is one of Lord Shiva's largest in Nepal and Hindus are cremated almost every day. We watched two cremations along the river. I do have photos of the corpses but out of respect I will not post them, There is no smell of burning flesh as the body is covered with spices... More 

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you should see it! Where they burn their dead bodies... Very imirtant experiance. And beatiful buildings!

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It's one of the best Shiva Temples I have ever visited, very systematic, we paid through shrine bank that gave us satisfaction

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