The Crematoria, Kathmandu

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Learn about Hindu funereal traditions during a visit to The Crematoria, the riverside cremation area of a famous Hindu temple. The traditional ceremony sees the family of the deceased build a funeral pyre next to the river, sprinkle it with holy water, and circle the body three times, walking counter-clockwise. The area is only open to those of Hindu faith. Other visitors can see the cremation area from the opposite bank of the river. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Kathmandu holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Crematoria and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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