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Brihadeeshwara Temple

Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001, India
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Ranked #1 of 48 Attractions in Thanjavur
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Amazingly Grandeur Architect strikes you the movement you get down from the car and see it. You will not stop clicking photos, till you get in to your car.I recomend use a guide to take you through the temple, who can explain to you in detail of the chola dynasty and the 1000 years old temple. Each stone has a... More

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chennai
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I have visited this places three times and each time it amazes me that over a 1000 years ago we had the knowledge to build temples of this magnitude and here the temple is in use all the years. When you are in you get a strange feeling of being in a place where for 1000 years people were around... More

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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

How can you review a wonder in stone? How can words suffice for something that has amazed people over a 1000 years? I have visited it a few times and each time I find time insufficient to savour in and delight in this wonderful part of our heritage. You can read about the technicalities about this architectural marvel online or... More

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shoranur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Great temple, wonderful architecture. Nice experience. Don't miss it. The best place to visit. Feeling like going again and again

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The temple is an absolutely magnificent work of art. Chola architecture , Nayak Architecture and a few other dynasties have firmly attested their contribution to this marvel. Worth visiting. Thanjavur is well connected by road to Chennai and Bangalore and local airport - Trichy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

I couldn't find enough words to describe. Truly magnificent. It just thrills you to imagine such an intricate architecture and planning 1000yrs ago. Goose bumps! How intelligent our ancestors were! I personally believe that this was possible because of the love and dedication they had towards God

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Bangalore, India
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Brihadeeswara Temple (Periya sivar koil in Tamil) is the brainchild of the greatest construction engineer who has walked on this planet - Raja Raja Chola..! Amazing stone architecture..well maintained temple.. known more for its grandiose than its religious importance.. UN's intervention has helped preserve the place after tagging it as a World Heritage Site!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Brihadeeshwara temple is a very calm and peaceful place despite the crowd. The property has plenty of space and the architecture in these is mesmerising. Definitely worth a visit.

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Singapore
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This UNESCO heritage site is arguably the most impressive temple in India, simple but magnificent to behold, an architectural wonder. The spacious courtyard is conducive to meditation or just relaxing

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Pondicherry, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Locally known also as BIG TEMPLE. This fascinating monument is one of only a handful in India with World Heritage listing and is worth a couple of visit. Set in spacious, well -tended grounds,the temple has several pillered halls and shrines and 250 linga enshrined along the outer walls. It has largest Nandi Statue..Really lot of things to see here,... More

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