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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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shoranur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW 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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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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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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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The huge size makes you feel small at once and also leaves you with a sense of pride that we are inheritors of such a wonderful history. I remember studying that Raja Raja Chola had built the Brihadeshwara Temple in History. But I missed the part that the temple complex was maintained and enhanced by later rulers - Nayaks &... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Made it a point to visit Brihadeeshwara temple early in the morning. Turned out to be a good decision with great weather to go with this glorious site. The main gopuram is majestic and has a inexplainable aura surrounding it. After taking a few pictures, i just sat at a distance gazing at it. So many breathtaking views for the... More

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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Main shrine Lord Shiva is the highlight of the temple. Excellent display of ancient tamilian architectural skill,Peace giving location. We can even look at the grami script that are engraved in the pillars of the temple.

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