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“Impressive but I don't see it”

Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
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Big Pine Key, Florida
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“Impressive but I don't see it”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is an Observatory near the City Palace. There are numerous sun dials and other astronomical instruments which are truly impressive. I had a lot of trouble reading the instruments, but others could easily read it, so maybe I just didn't get it. Go there when it is sunny, because it is very hard to understand the instruments without the sun. The largest sundial in the world is amazing and in the focal point of the Observatory. There is also this cool tree that looks like a sombrero.

Visited March 2013
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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“Very unique things to see”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

If you are into astrology and science then must visit .
have a guide to learn more in details about the many structures are there.

Visited April 2013
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Fascinating look into a great mind.”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

It is amazing to think that Maharaja Jai Singh II was able to produce such accurate astrological instruments back in 1730. We took a guide who was very clued up and gave us a detailed tour of each of the instruments. From this venue one is able to see the Wind Palace and a great view of the fort on the mountain. Entrance is not expensive for what one gets and the grounds & the instruments are kept in an impeccable state - something very different and well worth the visit.

Visited March 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Science ... from the past ... but still accurate”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

It's fascinating to wander around these timepieces designed and constructed centuries ago - but to know they are as relevant and accurate today as they were then. Sundials and other pieces that basically use the sun and elements to tell the time and predict the weather - pretty good. But there is a lot - with some repetition amongst the items as there are limited ways you can use the sun as a scientific instrument. You would do best to get a guide to show you around and explain it all if you're really wanting to get the most from the collection.

Visited March 2013
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Scotland UK
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“This place is 500 years old and looks like something designed by Le Corbusier!”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Who could fail to be impressed with the amazing engineering and skill that went into constructing this masterpiece! Not me. It's genius so don't miss it even if you have no interest in astrology or astronomy. The gardens are sweet too. p.s the gift shop sells stamps with the postcards.

Visited March 2013
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