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Address: Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001, India
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A great temple with amazing architecture ... serenity !

This is also called BIG Temple, build by King Raja Raja Cholan. We had a very good dharshan here also, with only 20-25 people in the temple premises. We bought few souvenirs of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Karthik R
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Its certainly an impressive temple. That said, if I did my trip again I wouldn't be rushing to put this city on the itinerary. There are a lot of impressive temples in India and I suppose it depends how into them you are!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This is also called BIG Temple, build by King Raja Raja Cholan. We had a very good dharshan here also, with only 20-25 people in the temple premises. We bought few souvenirs of clay dolls from the Tanjore temple - very famous ones in the locality. The big Shivalinga is one of the rarest of temples and one gets to... More 

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Klang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I've been coming here every trip I make to India. I just love the area, the size, colour and its amazing feats. A days visit is good enough, lots of pictures to take. The carvings are so intricate. The temple has so many magnificent tales, there's no shadow cast from the main dome during daylight. There's a 80 tonne 1... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A great place to visit. See it during dawn, then dusk and then at night, it has an aura of itself. Words cannot describe the beauty of this place. The grandiose of things that the Cholas did shows very clearly in this temple. Everything is well preserved, and the people are very friendly. I have been to this temple twice... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The vastness of this temple and its history is remarkable. Built in 1003ad, this temple is still a working temple today. I visited this temple twice, one in the evening and the other early in the morning to chase the light for my photos. At both times, the serenity prevails. This is one of the temples that do not have... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I have visited Thanjavur Big Temple on march 28th 2015, I came from Chennai by train. We can see Thanjavur in one day. Morning we got a train (TIRCHY EXP) at 8.45 from chennai egmore and we got down the train by 2.30 at Thanjavur, Train ticket cost is 135 Rs. We had our lunch at Thanjavur railway station and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Brihadeeswarar Temple is 1000 year old temple is a standing example of the great cholas, built by Chola Dynasty.It is one of the tallest templesof India. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. The entire courtyard has green grass, beautifully engraved paintings. A must go place for peace lovers and worshipers or Lord Shiva.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I have been to this temple with my friends and family in December,2015. Not just for name sake, it's really a Big Temple. A thousand year temple with marvelous architecture. Lord Siva and Nandi are major attraction here and all can have hearty Dharshan. Each and Every pillar, rock, etc of the temple is beautifully designed and constructed with utmost... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My mother introduced me to this historic temple, now a UNESCO World Heritage site! A must visit for its sheer Grandeur! Guide Mr. K T Raja is a knowledgeable and witty person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The fact that the Cholas could build a magnificent temple almost 1100 years ago says a lot about the Tamils' prowess in exquisite architecture, sculpture and other art. A must-see for everybody.

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