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“Breathe Taking”

Brihadeeshwara Temple
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Private Full-Day Tour of Trichy and Thanjavur from Madurai
Ranked #1 of 53 things to do in Thanjavur
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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“Breathe Taking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

This is a wonderful piece of history. 1000 years back, without any power tools, one would wonder how they can build such an awesome tower. You feel like not taking your eyes away from the tower and keep clicking for pictures:-) A world heritage site, must watch!

Visited July 2012
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“A great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

The Bragadeeshwara Temple is well maintained and is a treat to visit. A UNESCO world heritage site it is an impressive structure built almost exactly a 100 yrs ago. The stone floors can get extemely hot in the midday sun so take socks that you can dispose of. The temple is closed between noon and four so plan accrdingly.

Visited July 2012
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“The big temple”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

This temple built a 1000 years ago was breathtaking with it's intricate architecture. The pragaram around the temple was big as was the lingam. This lingam standing at 3.6 mts tall was one of the largest ones I have seen in any of the Shiva temples that I have visited so far!

Visited June 2012
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“Marvelous architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

Beautiful temple with great architecture. Just amazing to see how they built it a 1000 years ago. Equally amazing to see the huge 3.6 meter tall lingam! I have never seen a lingam this tall in any of the Shiva temples that I have visited so far.

Visited June 2012
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“Beauty of stone radiates in Big Temple !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

Beauty of stone radiates in Big Temple because the walls and statues are not painted . This is how our temples looked grand unpainted. Enjoy the magnificent majestic Bull and the Benevolent Big Linga. The court yard is very pleasant. A must see and enjoy in your life time.

Visited November 2011
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