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Brihadeeshwara Temple

Address: Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001, India
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Ranked #1 of 44 Attractions in Thanjavur
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is the thing to see in Tanjore. Walk the grounds and who knows what kind of ceremonies you might encounter. There are several mini temples within the complex that are interesting. This is a site worth spending a couple of hours to take it all in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

World's 1st granite temple. beautiful architecture. not much time needed to visit this place but can sit and view the temple for long for its beauty. no entrance ticket. dont forget to visit darasuram and gangaikonda cholapuram which together make the ASI site "great living chola Temple" as declared by UNESCO. toilets not well maintained.

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Malaysia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Big, bold and grand are the words that can be used to describe this magnificent piece of monument. It truly is a wonder how they built such a beautiful building in those days just using elephants, humans and granite stones! A must visit!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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34 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Take a minute to read the information posted at the entry way to the temple, especially is you are unfamiliar with the history. We also hired a government licensed guide at the spot though some of our group had been here before. For his 300/- fee we learned so much that we would not have known or observed without him.... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Historical place and if one gets chance definitely don't miss the opportunity.Great old temple constructed by king Raja raja cholan about 1000 years ago

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chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The special about this centuries old temple is that its shadow never falls on the ground at any part of the day. It is an archetectural beauty.

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Its an amazing temple. Its situated right in the middle of Tanjore city. Its a UNESCO World Heritage site and as a result is maintained quite well. You will have to leave your slippers out to enter the premises

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SECUNDERABAD, AP, INDIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

About 60-70 kms from Trichy, in Tanjavur, this magnificent piece of Architectural Temple is a must visit for every tourist. The highlight if the Largest Nandi Statue that we have every seen in our lives. Absolutely breath taking. Plus the carvings on each and every wall are truly amazing and beautiful. Also, the temple campus is very well maintained despite... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A must see historical monument. I wish it should be included in seven wonders of the world. Brihadeeshwara Temple...A highest gopura among the Hindu temples in the world

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was second time. I suggest to visit the temple after you read the "Udayar" novel written by Balakumaran. It made lot of different. First time was quick visit and it was evening and I could not enjoy much. This climate was perfect and I had whole day to enjoy the temple. Parking was a little mess and there was... More 

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