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Address: Inside Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India

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The magical Thousand Pillar Stage

This Mandapam is an integral part of Shri Madurai Meenakshi Temple. This project is an ancient architectural magic, which attracts millions of travellers in a year.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This Mandapam is an integral part of Shri Madurai Meenakshi Temple. This project is an ancient architectural magic, which attracts millions of travellers in a year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Located within the famed Meenakshi temple. An architectural marvel in it's own right. Called as the "Hall of thousand pillars".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Also called, Thousand Pillar Hall, this is located inside Madurai Meenakshi Temple, and houses the Temple Art Museum. This is a veritable museum of Dravidian art and architecture. The Mandapam has 985 richly carved pillars. There is an entry fee for visiting this museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Everything is ok. Outside place is little chaotic, but inside ok. The authority maintains good discipline and strict time schedule. One can enjoy the place and surroundings

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I was told that this place is good for kids. Hence, decided to check it out. Overall, it was a good experience. The ambience is good. The models are good and kids do enjoy the experience. Coming to the food, since I am vegetarian, I am taking only about the vegetarian items. We liked the starters. There was a large... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Located inside Meenakshi Amman temple, this place has 998 pillars which is rounded off to say 1000 pillared place. This place requires entry fees and inside you can find a collection of drawings, coins, stone sculptures. One of the pillar said to produce the sound of metal, check it out yourself. At the centre, is a big natarajar statue.

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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Brilliant and worth the visit. There are some musical pillers which are a miss not one. There is one oldest wooden gate which is very huge in size.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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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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