Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur

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Must see · Architectural Building · Religious Site
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Part of a World Heritage Site, Brihadeeswara Temple boasts a 66 m (216 ft) tall structure dating back to the 10th century. The attraction holds the title as the world's tallest temple tower and features numerous murals, frescos, and statues, which add to the overall visual appeal of this elaborately decorated site. Consider visiting with a guide who can help you better understand the history of the temple and its works of art. Take the guesswork out of planning a Thanjavur vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • It is an amazing temple, built over a 1000 years ago. One cannot visualize the engineering used to transport such heavy materials to such a place. 
    It is an amazing temple, built over a 1000 years ago. One cannot visualize the engineering used to transport such heavy materials to such a place.  more »
  • The temple is a fantastic place. It never fails to evoke admiration and amazement every time one visits the precincts. It is just an awesome place. However, I must recount the poor experience had... 
    The temple is a fantastic place. It never fails to evoke admiration and amazement every time one visits the precincts. It is just an awesome place. However, I must recount the poor experience had...  more »
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  • Delighted with the place and very happy to be with my family and I feel this place has a great atmosphere and very positive vibes with a great and relaxing wishes of god and makes everyone feel comfortable and all the arrangements are even more comfortable according to the location you stay makes a remarkable difference and gives great views around. I tried my level best to capture the pics but still I got this one. I’m very happy with all the new technology having throughout the trip and food. Roads are even more best with proper clean and facilities that are arranged for all the devotees.make your own time to go visit this beautiful place just to a reason for life with blessings of god.
  • Historical monument, the Government missed to protect it. If they protected it we would have got some more information. Whatever it is, a great place !!! Many times I have visited here, but I still get the same fresh feel when I enter the temple. It will take 3 hours + minimum to come out of the place.

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