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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

Address: Inside Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India
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Ranked #6 of 22 Attractions in Madurai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Don't waste your time going. There is nothing there to see. We paid Rp 50 for each person as entrance and Rp 50 to take picture but we didn't take any single shot. Waste our money

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trivandrum
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The cool whether and the silent atmosphere here is very much relaxing after so much of Queue for Darshan. The stone pillars remind us about the hard work of those people worked for this.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The 1000 pillar hall (now museum) now commands a paid entry. It is comforting to see that the iconic hall is preserved and entry is restricted to an extent. It's definitely photograph-worthy

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

its like a museum. the fee is rs10 for indian and rs 50 for foreigners. the architechure and the pillars are amazing. this temple should have been the new 7th wonder.

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Madurai, India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Dont miss the place ,rich in cultural heritage if you want to see the architechtural beauty come here

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

So many pillars kept closely form a beautiful architecture to see and remember. The idol of God and the sculpture is excellent.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

aligning a 1000 granite pillars where in every view... all the pillars are in a straight line with each and other... considering the technology now and the 16th century...

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Chennai (Madras), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The 1000 pillar mandapam within the Meenakshi temple premises - near the East gate - is a must for any visitor and not to be missed even if you have just 10-15 minutes time to spend! The sculptures are spell binding. Well laid out, spacious display and well maintained. For Indians entry is just Rs 5 and camera is allowed... More 

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

the thousand pillars mandapam is breathtakingly beautiful. non hindus and foreigners can visit this place and it is a must see in madurai visit. there are so many exhibits which are superb.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Must Visit place in Madurai !Tells about the Architectural ability of people in creating such a thing even during non technological days

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