We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Moving experience”
Review of The Crematoria

The Crematoria
Ranked #13 of 181 things to do in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed April 27, 2014

I wish I had planned more time for the visit as watching a Hindu funeral in progress was a touching experience. There was so much happening and there was so much to see around the temple we wished we had scheduled a lot more time for our visit. There is the official tourist office opposite the home for the elderly so be sure you book a guide from them.

3  Thank Tyla75
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (1,060)
There are newer reviews for The Crematoria
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

599 - 603 of 1,060 reviews

Reviewed March 30, 2014

Very interesting visit, and informational. A local tour guide gave us the historical background and insight in the rituals, and found it to be quite educational. The overall grounds are impressive, as are the temples. The hillside is a great place to lounge, and though it's a bit awkward being among those dealing with such grief, it is also very important to understanding parts of their religion and culture. Very, very important and historical place.

3  Thank 1alwaystraveling
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 27, 2014

it is a functioning crematorium with families mourning recent past family members. It felt odd going to see a cremation with crying families and having it treated like a show with people taking pictures.

i was uncomfortable there and did not stay long.

2  Thank rogerz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 8, 2014

What a strange and unique experience for a Westerner! Certainly a memorable moment of our Kathmandu sightseeing journey. 100% worth visiting on the way through to Pashupatinath Temple.

1  Thank 322Tim
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 3, 2014

It is such an experience to see the Crematoria especially if it is a first time like mine...of course you don't only see you also smell as the deceased person burns for several hours. Definitely worth to visit. It is as interesting as temples if not more...

2  Thank banugun
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Crematoria also viewed

Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley
 
Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley
 

Been to The Crematoria? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing