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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

Address: Inside Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India
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Ranked #9 of 33 things to do in Madurai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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trivandrum
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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
29 attraction reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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111 reviews 111 reviews
40 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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