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“Outdoor Observatory”

Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
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“Outdoor Observatory”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

Jantar Mantar is a multimedia project and virtual museum about the astronomical observatories built in India during the early 1700's. These observatories incorporate multiple buildings each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement. These beautiful structures with their interesting geometric forms provide a rich insight into the architecture and art history of an earlier era in India. This is an especially great site for children and families to visit.

Visited March 2012
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“You will be amazed”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

It was a superb exhibit but when you see it, and when you think about the science and construction involved rather than the astrology, then you will have to pinch yourself to take in that is was built starting in 1727!!!

Visited April 2012
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bundaberg
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“time has stood still here”
Reviewed 11 April 2012

Great to see how things were done so well before the digital age.

Visited January 2012
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“JANTAR MANTAR was so EYE OPENING on the PRECISION of READING the Sun & Stars”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Great tour guide I had, Pradeep Singh was very knowledgeable. I love how the Stars and Sun do not lie and are very precise as long as we have the tools to know how to read it. This genius built a very remarkable and marvelous heaven like place.

Visited March 2012
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“All "repaired" in early 1900s? Best areas closed.”
Reviewed 7 April 2012 via mobile

Wanted to love this site. Love ancient astronomical instruments. But, most of these have been " repaired" so are not in original condition. Also, you cannot climb around them, so all the best views are blocked off.

Hot, with little shade. I overheard a few guides and their information did not seem that fascinating.

However, entry is included with the " composite five-site ticket", it is close to other sites, and takes less than an hour.

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