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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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Address: Inside Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India
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Must see place in Madurai

Must see place. Architectural wonder. At-least visit once in your lifetime. It reminds us of How great builders we were once ! Don't just rush after seeing the goddess, spend... read more

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Must see place. Architectural wonder. At-least visit once in your lifetime. It reminds us of How great builders we were once ! Don't just rush after seeing the goddess, spend some quality time here exploring the Pillars. You will not regret it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the oldest and historic places in this city of Madurai, This aiyiram kaal mandapam as the name itself tells is a big mandapam of one thousand pillars built by the kings of the ancient times. Ancient and historical place to see when in Madurai.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing and interesting thousand pillar mandapam, it has beautiful sculpture carved on each pillar elegantly . We were awestruck and feel that this itself should be added as a special item in the itinerary.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Government should take care of such historical artefacts. Beautiful Nataraj Statue is very attractive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Thousand pillars was awesome for photography. Art, carvings were outstanding It also has collections of different kingdom. “A brilliant work with 1000 pillars built before 1000 years”

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We visited Meenakshi Temple and passed through these long rows of stone pillars, which are hollow and make sound when you knock on these! It is amazing to see such fantastic historical architecture...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

It is nice place to visit in Madurai and has good scenic view. It is quite popular with the local people

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

For me, the best section of the Meenakshi temple. The collaboration evident in the stone structures combining the crafts and symbols from different cultures may only be evident to you with a guide, so I would recommend bringing one for this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

I am surprised why this places is not included to the world wonder's list !!! The stone arts in Aayiram Kaal Mandapam is extremely beautiful and made 5000 years back.... each pillars implies the care taken by the statue makers from how they captured even the small details. The engineering and art was at it's best portrayed here... I would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Its a 1000 pillar hall. What else to say. The pillars up front have these beautiful sculptures. The musical pillars - carved out of a single stone. A marvel. Must watch. If you want to know more, then download the free audio guide Pinakin.

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