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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

Address: Inside Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India
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Ranked #3 of 21 Attractions in Madurai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Chennai (Madras), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Madurai, India
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place is within Meenakshi Amman Temple and is a terrific beauty. You have an entrance fee now and kudos to the team that well maintains this place. Photography enthusiasts its time to try out your skills here.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very huge pillars (more than 400), great view and if you are good in photography, you get a better place for your trust. Museum, very badly maintained and noting to get impressed. ceilings are stunning and get the feeling of proud and appreciation. Timing is 9 to 5 only. but got wrong infm from local guide book saying opened till... More 

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