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Brihadeeshwara Temple

Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001, India
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Ranked #1 of 47 Attractions in Thanjavur
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Pattukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

totaly i was stunned the structure,and lord murugan temple also very nice and nathi statue is one of the imagined the art would be everywhere every one should not beat it

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had a great time here, visiting as preparations for Diwali were abundant and the grounds were swarming with people. It is a very impressive temple.

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Cochin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

One of the best symbol of ancient Indian architecture.. nice temple, very vast area, neat and clean.

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pattukkoottai,tamilnadu state
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It is an architectural wonder of more than thousand years, still breathing life . one of the best temples of south india, belonging to the chola period , it draws crowds of tourists , both indian and foreign who spend hours admiring a world heritage . A must-see icon of Thanjavur city.

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hyderabad
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is one of the most awe inspiring temple that I have ever seen. The architecture and the details are astounding. Something that makes this temple so special is the fact that the shadow of the Gopuram or the temple tower does not fall on the ground at any point in the day, no matter which angle the sun is... More

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Nellore Ap
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

UNESCO world heritage site, 1000 AD temple, well maintained could have been much better keeping in view of the value the temple holds, historical site can gain knowledge about our kings & their empire, amazing temple architecture, memorable experience good guides around to explain how the temple was constructed, so much to write about the temple you just have to... More

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Bangalore, India
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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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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