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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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  • The visit to this shrine is most shocking of which one is imagine previously. Different cultures. I highly recommend it. It is a must-see.
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  • Not for everyone - however an interesting spot to look in at. Not necessarliy for the faint hearted. 
  • I was surprised by the amount of people that had, watching what he was doing with the corpses, or cremation. But everything entailed much wisdom and acceptance of life and death. I overran a bit them monkeys
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