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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. Add The Crematoria and other attractions to your Kathmandu trip itinerary using our Kathmandu holiday planner.
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  • It was an amazing experience to see how death is not considered negative and sad anymore but just part of a cycle. Part of life. 
  • Using the words "beautiful", "moving", and "unforgettable" aren't what we usually associate with cremations. This experience was worth the visit, and I will forever remember the sights and sounds we e...  more »
  • Would not qualify this site as a beautiful place, in the style of some cemeteries I've had opportunity to visit beautiful groves in the West, decorated with beautiful flowers and in some cases. It is an enclosure with another type of beauty, the respect with which the bodies of the deceased is incinerated. An overwhelming experience that undoubtedly leaves mark on those who decide to make the visit to the crematorium.
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