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“Astonishing”
Review of The Crematoria

The Crematoria
Ranked #28 of 199 things to do in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

An astonishing place to visit. One of hindus most important temples in the world, many hindus come from all over the world as a sort of pilgrimage. Near to a secred river, were, as in India in the Ganges, they burn the bodies of their deads! Really shocking to see!

Thank Rodrigo D
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Just on the rear of the Pashupatinath temple. It is a crematorium ground which also incidentally holds evening prayers (Aarti) daily which are quite a sight for first-timers. The Aarti is definitely recommended if in Kathmandu. It is usually taking place around the time of Sunset.

Thank DeeptanshuK4
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I have to be honest, I was a little uneasy about this trip. That said, having a guide gave me a good insight into the culture and religious practices of the people. We were welcomed and were able to observe at a respectful distance. Take care if offered the opportunity to have a photo with monks as they will expect payment. We felt a pressured into paying over the odds. Overall, this was a worthwhile experience and I would recommend it to others.

Thank CDL2264
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Having had reservations about visiting here, I am glad I did to see into another world of Hindu ceremony. Deeply moving.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

There was a lot of beauty with the ceremonies but watching families and communities prepare their loved ones for cremation felt very invasive. Some families had professional wailers but most of the people were genuinely mourning so having tourists take pictures and gawk was unsettling to me.

Thank Mel N
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